Penn State Marching Blue Band and Symphonic Band present "Bandorama" on Nov. 17

November 10, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Marching Blue Band and Symphonic Band will present "Bandorama," the annual indoor concert on the stage of Eisenhower Auditorium, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17. The performance begins with the Symphonic Band, featuring guest conductors O. Richard Bundy and Ned C. Diehl, both of whom are emeritus directors of the Marching Blue Band.

The 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 Eric Bush and Corey Pompey.

Tickets are $18 for general admission, $12 for students, and $7 for 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 (conducted by O. Richard Bundy and Ned C. Diehl)

  • American Salute - Morton Gould
  • Ye Banks and Braes O'Bonnie Doon - Percy Grainger
  • Walking Tune - Grainger
  • March (from "Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber") - Paul Hindemith, transcribed by Keith Wilson

Marching Blue Band

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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 and is conducted by Dennis Glocke. 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 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.

Last Updated December 18, 2017