Instrumental Ensembles

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.

Wind Ensemble - MUSC 366

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.

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 Band or Wind Ensemble. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the Symphonic Band or 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.

Chamber Ensembles - MUSC 365

A variety of chamber ensembles provide additional performance opportunities for Marietta College students. These small ensembles are formed to match student interests and available instrumentation.


Vocal Ensembles

Concert Choir - MUSC 361

The Concert Choir is a select chorus requiring an informal audition (no prepared solo is required). As the musical ambassadors of Marietta College, the choir tours annually and has performed throughout the United States and toured to Italy in 2002 with performances at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, St., Mark's in Venice, and for Pope John Paul II. In 2006 on their tour of Northern China, the choir became the first American college choir to perform for the Chinese Choral Director's National Seminar. Concert tours are scheduled annually during the week following graduation in early May.

Men's Vocal Ensemble - MUSC 161

Marietta College's newest choral group, the Men's Vocal Ensemble performs a variety of musical styles suitable for male voices and is open to all male members of the Marietta College community. No audition is required.

Women's Choir - MUSC 162

The Women's Choir performs a variety of musical styles suitable for female voices and is open to all female members of the Marietta College community. No audition is required.

FloodStage (Vocal Jazz Ensemble) - MUSC 164

Marietta College’s vocal jazz ensemble, known as FloodStage, is a select ensemble of 6 to 8 singers focusing on music in the jazz and pop idioms. These singers perform frequently within the Marietta community, on campus, and around the state. Auditions are held the first week of fall term.

Oratorio Chorus - MUSC 163

The Oratorio Chorus performs major choral/orchestral works each semester and is open to both Marietta College students and members of the community. No audition is required. Rehearsals are held every Monday evening beginning in September from 7:30 to 9:30. Its annual performance of Messiah is as old as the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade and boast a standing room only attendance each year of over 1200 people. Participation in Oratorio Chorus may be used in partial fulfillment of the Fine Arts requirements at Marietta College.