Symphonic Band and Marching Blue Band to present Bandorama on Nov. 4

October 31, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Symphonic Band and Marching Blue Band will present Bandorama at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, in Eisenhower Auditorium. The performance will begin with the Symphonic Band, conducted by Dennis Glocke. The Marching Blue Band portion of the concert will include performances by the Blue Band Silks, Touch of Blue majorettes, and Blue Sapphire. The Blue Band is directed by Greg Drane, assisted by Darrin Thornton, Eric Bush, and Corey Pompey.

Tickets are $18 general admission, $12 Penn State students, and $7 youth (18 and under). Tickets are available at any Arts Ticket Center location, by phone at 814-863-0255 or 1-800-ARTS-TIX, or online at Penn State Arts Ticket Center.

Symphonic Band

  • American Overture - Joseph Wilcox Jenkins
  • O Magnum Mysterium - Morten Lauridsen, transcribed by H. Robert Reynolds
  • Cuban Overture - George Gershwin, transcribed by Mark Rogers

Marching Blue Band

  • The 2016 Season in Review!

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.

The Penn State Blue Band is recognized as one of the nation's finest college marching bands and performs to capacity crowds in Beaver Stadium for Penn State home football games. 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 2016-17 season is the 117th year of the Blue Band's proud, tradition-filled history.

Last Updated October 31, 2016