Symphonic Band | Mount Allison



Course number: MUSC 1639-4639
Credit: 1 credit, full year
Rehearsal time: Monday and Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m
Location: MYB Conservatory Room 004 [Band Room]

First Rehearsal: Monday September 13, 2021, 6:00 p.m. 

The Mount Allison Symphonic Band performs a wide variety of challenging works from the wonderful repertoire for full band, and also includes works from the long tradition of large chamber and serenade literature. Participation is encouraged from any Mount Allison student, and from community members who demonstrate a high level of musicianship and commitment. Symphonic Band is a great way to continue the use and refinement of your musical and intellectual skills in an upbeat atmosphere that brings together people from many disciplines in the spirit of liberal arts and the pursuit of excellence. In addition to public concerts, the course will include other activities like combined ensemble recordings and student-led analytical listening projects. The Symphonic Band is directed by Prof. James Kalyn.



Friday, October 15, 7:30 p.m., Convocation Hall
Friday, December 3, 7:30 p.m., Convocation Hall


Wednesday, February 16, 8:00 p.m., Brunton Auditorium
Friday, April 1, 7:30 p.m., Convocation Hall

Auditions and start-up

Auditions will be held from Sept. 6-10, 2021 in MYB 108 (percussion in the Band Rm.). Sign up outside Rm. 108 or email Prof. Kalyn with a preferred time (10 min audition).

Monday Sept 6 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.
Tuesday Sept 7 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. / Percussion ONLY 4:00 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.
Wednesday Sept 8 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. / 6:00 p.m. to 7:20 p.m.
Thursday Sept 9 10:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

First Symphonic Band meeting will be Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, 6:00 p.m. 

Audition materials

  1. A scale. All scales are to be performed at a full mf, quarter notes at quarter=92. Two octaves where possible. Once up and down slurred. Once up and down tongued. All keys given in transposed pitch (ex. Clarinet Bb scale means start on your Bb).
    • Flute- E, Oboe- D, Clarinet- A, Bassoon- E, saxophone- E, Trumpet- A, Horn- G, Trombone- G, Euphonium- D, Tuba- A. Mallet percussion- A
  2. Excerpt. Click here to access Audition Excerpt materials for your specific instrument. If you have trouble accessing, please email