The University of Notre Dame Band is proud to announce that it will be attending the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl in New York City on Saturday, December 28th. The Fighting Irish will take on the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers University, and the game is schedule for a noon kickoff. Visit www.und.com for more information about tickets!
The Notre Dame Band is proud to present its University Band in concert on Sunday, November 8 at 3:00pm in the Leighton Concert Hall at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. The band will perform a program featuring a variety of band classics and holiday music.
Highlights of the concert will include works by Whitacre, Chance, Fillmore, and will feature several well-known popular and Christmas songs.
The December 8th concert is a free, but ticketed event. To acquire tickets, visit performingarts.nd.edu or contact the DPAC Ticket Office at (574) 631-2800.
The Notre Dame Band is proud to present its Symphonic Winds and Symphonic Band in concert on Sunday, November 24 at 3 pm in the Leighton Concert Hall at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. The Bands will perform a program featuring a variety of band classics and holiday music.
Highlights of the concert will include works by Rossini, Rachmaninoff, and Sousa, and Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride.
The concert’s grand finale will feature nearly 175 musicians performing on stage as both bands combine for several holiday favorites and traditional Notre Dame songs.
The November 24 concert is a free, but ticketed event. To acquire tickets, visit performingarts.nd.edu or contact the DPAC Ticket Office at (574) 631-2800.
The Band of the Fighting Irish will travel to the Dallas, Texas area this weekend for the Shamrock Series game vs. Arizona State. In addition to performances during pregame and halftime, you can also see the band at several other events:
Friday, October 4
6:00 PM Pep Rally – 9th & Main, downtown Fort Worth
Saturday, October 5
1:00-2:00 PM Rehearsal at Cravens Field* (next to Lamar High School), Arlington
3:45 PM Concert on the Steps* at AT & T West Plaza (outside AT & T Stadium)
The Pep Rally, Rehearsal, and Concert on the Steps are all free and open to the public.
Celebrating 168 years, Notre Dame’s historic Band of the Fighting Irish is on display at the Center for History from August, 2013 through July, 2014. Experience the sights, sounds, and musical artifacts that have marched through the years with the oldest band in the land. The Center for History is open 7 days a week until 5 p.m. at 808 W. Washington St. in South Bend.
The University of Notre Dame Band will kick off its 168th year with a marchout around the Notre Dame campus on Thursday, August 22nd at 9:30 am. Beginning outside the Ricci Band Rehearsal Hall, the marchout route takes the band past several Notre Dame landmarks including the Hesburgh Library, Clarke Memorial Fountain, and Grace Hall. The marchout concludes at Stepan Fields.
One of the traditional campus events ringing in the beginning of a new school year, the marchout will feature nearly 500 students. Among them are both veteran band members and students auditioning for a spot in the 2013 Band of the Fighting Irish. Over the course of the four day audition process, students will receive instruction in marching and musical fundamentals, and will complete a musical and marching audition. The audition process concludes the evening of Sunday, August 25th.
Dating back to 1845, the Notre Dame Band is the oldest college band in continuous existence in the United States and was honored as such by being declared a “Landmark of American Music” by the National Music Council and the Indiana Music Educators Association.
The Notre Dame Band is the recipient of the 2011-2012 Sudler Trophy. The trophy is considered the “Heisman Trophy” for college bands and recognizes the band’s current excellence and historical contributions.
In addition to a rich history of performing at concerts, campus celebrations and religious ceremonies, the Band of the Fighting Irish has a long tradition of providing music and pageantry for Notre Dame football games and athletic events. The Band was on hand for the first game against the University of Michigan in 1887 and has performed at every home game since.
Fall Concert Band Auditions for Non-Marching Students
Students not trying out for Marching Band can audition for Fall Concert Bands on Monday, August 26, 2013, from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm at the Band Building. In addition to sight-reading, students should bring a short prepared piece (1-2 minutes) that best demonstrates their playing ability. The audition will determine placement in one of the 3 ensembles listed below. Please come by or call the Band Building (631-7136) when you arrive on campus to sign up for an audition time. Feel free to call the band office or email Ms. Thigpen (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Students who are auditioning for the marching band but play a different instrument in concert band (oboe, bassoon, etc.) should sign up for a Monday audition time in addition to the music audition they will play during band camp.
2013 Fall Concert Bands
Fall Symphonic Winds (I) = Thursday 5:00 – 6:15 p.m.
Fall Symphonic Band (II) = Thursday 5:00 – 6:15 p.m.
University Band (III) = Monday 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. (No audition required, first rehearsal is 9/9)
Due to weather, tonight’s Summer Band Concert has been moved to the Ricci Band Rehearsal Hall at 7:30pm. Limited seating is available.
The Ricci Band Rehearsal Hall is located just east of the Hesburgh Library and Jordan Hall of Science. Parking is available in the lots just north of the building.
If you are in the South Bend area, make plans to attend the Notre Dame Summer Band Concert!
The free concert will take place on Wednesday, June 26 at 7:30 pm on the Irish Green, located on the south side of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on the Notre Dame campus.
Performers include faculty and staff, students, members of the community, and talented area high-school students. The band will perform a wide variety of music including marches, movie themes, wind band classics, transcriptions and, of course, traditional Notre Dame favorites.
From May 10-13, members of the Notre Dame Concert Band will participate in a spring tour to Michigan and Pennsylvania. The concert program will include a wide variety of music including marches, wind band classics, transcriptions, and traditional Notre Dame favorites, and will feature baritone Stephen Lancaster and Notre Dame’s New Orleans Brass Band.
Hope to see many of you there!
Blissfield High School – Blissfield, MI – Friday, May 10, 2013 – 7:00 pm
Tickets: $2 at the door
*Marian High School – Bloomfield Hills, MI – Saturday, May 11, 2013 – 7:00 pm
*Different location from previously announced schedule
Holy Cross Parish – Fairview, PA – Sunday, May 12, 2013 – 2:30 pm
Tickets: $5 at the door; $3 for students
Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center – Midland, PA – Monday, May 13, 2013 – 7:30 pm
Tickets: $20 and up, $10 for students; Call 724-643-9004 x 2 or visit http://www.lppacenter.org/