MU 050A - College Band

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The Wagner College Concert Band is a 40- to 60-piece symphonic wind and percussion ensemble comprising of college students, advanced high school students and adult community members. Typical music repertoire includes contemporary concert works, classical transcriptions, Broadway show tunes, and patriotic marches. The group performs several concerts each year, both on and off campus.

The group meets Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. each week throughout the fall and spring semesters. Enrollment is open to wind and percussion instrumentalists with prior experience in high school or university/college concert band. Seating auditions normally are held following the first two rehearsals for the semester. High school students must audition in advance. The director of the Concert Band is Robert Rams.

Robert Rams

Adjunct Faculty, Music Department Campus Hall

Conducts Concert Band. Music educator; band director, Staten Island Technical High School; project director, NYC Salute to Music Program.

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  • Schedule 
  • Tuition 
  • Location 
Mondays January 14 to May 6  No class 1/21, 2/18, 3/4 or 4/22  7 to 9 p.m. 
$250 plus $50 registration fee per semester 
Campus Hall Music Performance Center 


Audition Information

Performance of one prepared selection before music faculty, performance of a scale on demand to be selected by adjudicator and assessment of sight reading ability.

Your instrument. Tuba, baritone sax and percussion will be provided.  Percussion students should bring their own drumsticks and/or mallets.

Prepare one musical selection in any style to demonstrate ability and talent (length of selection is not critical).  Memorization is not required. Please bring a copy of your selected piece with you.

Audition Date: TBD

Location: Campus Hall – Music Performance Center, Wagner College, 631 Howard Ave., Staten Island, NY 10301