Symphonic Band

The Symphonic Band is a full year, 1-credit course. This ensemble performs Seasonal Concerts at Yorktown, participates in the Virginia Band Assessment, and attends the annual Department Spring Trip. Participation in the marching band is a prerequisite for membership to this ensemble.

The repertoire is chosen from orchestral transcriptions and challenging original literature for band and wind chamber ensemble.

Audition for 2017-2018 Symphonic Band

Recent Repertoire

  • Voyage – Bryce Owen
  • Windsprints – Richard L. Saucedo
  • Chorale and Alleluia – Richard Hanson
  • Russian Christmas Music- Alfred Reed
  • Second Suite in F For Military Band – Gustav Holst
  • October – Eric Whitacre
  • Funeral March – Edvard Grieg, trans. Espen Anderson
  • On a Hymnsong of Phillip Bliss – David Holsinger
  • Shenandoah – Frank Ticheli
  • Colonial Song – Percy Grainger
  • Xerxes: Concert March – John Mackey
  • Armenian Dances (Part 1) – Alfred Reed
  • Sea Songs – Ralph Vaughn Williams
  • Entry March of the Boyars – Johan Halvorsen, Arr. Fennell
  • Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo – Malcolm Arnold
  • Variations on an African Hymnsong – Quincy Hilliard
  • Magnum Mysterium – Morten Lauridsen/ H. Robert Reynold
  • Prelude in the Dorian Mode – Percy Grainger
  • Salvation is Created – Frank Erickson
  • Mother Earth Fanfare – David Maslanka
  • American Elegy – Frank Ticheli
  • A Movement for Rosa – Mark Camphouse
  • El Capitan – John Philip Sousa
  • Satiric Dances – Norman Delle Joio
  • Variations on a Korean Folk Song – John Barnes Chance
  • The Fairest of the Fair March – John Philip Sousa
  • An Original Suite – Gordon Jacob
  • Symphonic Dance No. 3 “Fiesta” – Clifton Williams
  • March to the Scaffold – Hector Berlioz, Arr. Leidzen