Instrumental Ensembles

Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Symphonic Band - MUSC 165

Open to all wind and percussion instrumentalists regardless of college major, the Symphonic Band is the larger concert band on the college campus. This Ensemble provides students with the opportunity to rehearse and perform high quality wind and percussion repertoire with emphasis on individual and group musical improvement. The Symphonic Band performs a Fall Concert and Holiday Concert during the first semester. The year is concluded with the Spring Concert in April.

Symphonic Band can be taken for 1 credit hour or for zero credit depending on the credit load being taken by the student. Symphonic Band participation can also be used as partial fulfillment of a fine arts general education requirement.

Symphonic Band rehearses on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

 


Wind Ensemble - MUSC 165

The Wind Ensemble is a select group of instrumentalists chosen through an audition process. This music ensemble boasts a smaller instrumentation with normally one player per part. Challenging the more technically advanced instrumentalists , the Wind Ensemble rehearses and performs the most advanced wind and percussion repertoire representing orchestral transcriptions to the music of contemporary composers for the wind band.

The Wind Ensemble performs on the Fall Band Concert and the Holiday Concert during the fall semester. Spring semester includes a performance on the Annual Spring Band Concert. Participation in this ensemble can also be used as partial fulfillment of a fine arts general education requirement.

The Wind Ensemble rehearses on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00-6:30 p.m.

 


Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Ensemble - MUSC 166

The Jazz Ensemble provides students with the opportunity to perform a variety of jazz styles from big band to funk and everything in between. Most members of this ensemble are members of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the Symphonic Wind Ensemble for membership in this organization.

Instrumentation used in this ensemble includes the traditional instrumentation of trumpets, trombones, saxophones, piano, percussion, drum set, electric guitar and electric bass.

The Jazz Ensemble performs a Fall Jazz Ensemble Concert, Holiday Concert, Spring Jazz Ensemble Concert, as well as other performances for campus and community events.

Jazz Ensemble rehearses on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

 


Small Ensemble Program - MUSC 365

The small ensemble program is in existence to enhance the playing opportunities available to the students of Marietta College. In addition to the standing ensembles listed below, other small ensembles will be formed when student interest and instrumentation warrants.

Percussion Ensemble

Percussion Ensemble

The Percussion Ensemble is open to students with interest in performing music specifically written for percussion instruments. Both melodic and membrane instruments will be used in this organization. Learning to perform on traditional and non-traditional percussion equipment will be part of this ensemble.

The Percussion Ensemble performs on a Small Ensemble Concert in both fall and spring semesters. Other performances for campus and community events are also possible.

The ensemble rehearses 1 hour per week with the rehearsal time being determined after the membership is decided.

 

Oboe

Woodwind Quintet

Using the traditional instrumentation of flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet and French horn, the membership of this ensemble is from the wind participants in the Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

This ensemble rehearses and perform music written specifically for the woodwind quintet, as well as transcribed compositions. This ensemble performs music representing a variety of compositional techniques, styles, and musical periods.

The Woodwind Quintet performs on a Small Ensemble Concert in both fall and spring semesters. Other performances for campus and community events are also possible.

The ensemble rehearses 1 hour per week with the rehearsal time being determined after the membership is decided.

 

Tuba Player

Brass Quintet

Using the traditional instrumentation of 2 trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba, the membership of this ensemble is composed of brass players in the Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

This ensemble will rehearse and perform music written specifically for the brass quintet, as well as transcribed compositions. This ensemble performs music representing a variety of compositional techniques, styles, and musical periods.

The Brass Quintet performs on a Small Ensemble Concert in both fall and spring semesters. Other performances for campus and community events are also possible.

The ensemble rehearses 1 hour per week with the rehearsal time being determined after the membership is decided.

 

Horn Choir

Horn choir is composed solely of French horns. The membership of this ensemble is from the French horn section in the Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

This ensemble will rehearse and perform music written specifically for the horn quartet, quintet and horn choirs, as well as transcribed compositions. This ensemble performs music representing a variety of compositional techniques, styles, and musical periods.

The Horn Choir performs on a Small Ensemble Concert in both fall and spring semesters. Other performances for campus and community events are also possible.

The ensemble rehearses 1 hour per week with the rehearsal time being determined after the membership is decided.

Horn Choir

 

Saxophone Ensemble

The Saxophone Ensemble is comprised of members of the saxophone section in the Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

This ensemble will rehearse and perform music specifically arranged for various combinations of saxophones. The Saxophone Ensemble performs music representing a variety of compositional techniques, styles, and musical periods.

The Saxophone Ensemble performs on a Small Ensemble Concert in both fall and spring semesters. Other performances for campus and community events are also possible.

The ensemble rehearses 1 hour per week with the rehearsal time being determined after the membership is decided.

 

Miscellaneous Ensembles

The small ensemble program is in existence to enhance the playing opportunities available to the students of Marietta College. Other small ensembles will be added when student interest and instrumentation warrants. Students interested in forming a small ensemble are encouraged to discuss the possibilities with: Professor Marshall C. Kimball, Director of Bands and Instrumental Activities. E-mail: marshall.kimball@marietta.edu Office Phone: 740-376-4686