Blue Band, Symphonic Band to join for Bandorama show

November 06, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Symphonic Band and Marching Blue Band will present their annual Bandorama concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov.14, on the stage of Eisenhower Auditorium. The performance begins with the Symphonic Band, conducted by Dennis Glocke, assisted by wind conducting graduate student Robert Hickey. The Symphonic Band welcomes guest conductor O. Richard Bundy for this special performance.

The Marching Blue Band portion of the concert will include performances by the Blue Band Silks, Touch of Blue majorettes, Blue Sapphire Rachel Reiss and senior drum major Chris Siergiej. The band welcomes back Emeritus Director of Bands Ned C. Diehl (retired 1996) as guest conductor. The Blue Band is directed by Bundy, assisted by Greg Drane and Carter Biggers.

Tickets are available at the Eisenhower Ticket Center (814-863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX) or online at the Penn State Arts Ticket Center. Complimentary parking in the Eisenhower Parking Deck is provided by Penn State Bands.

The Penn State Blue Band is recognized as one of the nation's finest college marching bands and performs to capacity crowds in 107,232-seat Beaver Stadium -- home of Penn State Nittany Lion football. The Blue Band has performed at every major bowl game in the U.S., including the Rose Bowl and the Tournament of Roses Parade. The 2013-14 season is the 114th year of the Blue Band's history.

The Symphonic Band is a select band that utilizes the full resources of the large wind/percussion ensemble to perform outstanding works from the concert band repertory. Members of the 80-piece ensemble are selected by audition during the first week of classes each semester. The Symphonic Band presents several concerts each semester in the 2,600-seat Eisenhower Auditorium. Like all Penn State bands, the Symphonic Band is open to all students, regardless of major.


Last Updated November 07, 2014