The Lafayette College Concert Band meets both semesters, affording woodwind, brass, and percussion players opportunities to perform a variety of wind band literature from traditional to contemporary.
LCCB is comprised of approximately 50 students from a variety of majors: one does not have to be a music major to participate.
The Concert Band typically performs one concert each semester. The repertoire is selected from traditional concert band masterpieces, newer works by established and emerging composers, commissions, and orchestral transcriptions. Past concerts have included works such as Husa’s Music for Prague 1968, Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, both Holst Suites, Grainger’s Lincolnshire Posy, and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. LCCB has premiered works by composer/conductor Kirk O’Riordan and 2010 Pesky Artist in Residence William Pfaff.
Students enroll for 1/4-credit. Open to all students, faculty and staff, LCCB employs a wind ensemble model for instrumentation. For most sections, no audition is required for participation; however, due to the large numbers of flutists, clarinetists, saxophonists, and trumpeters, the number of available seats in these sections is limited. A short audition for seating placement will be required for incoming players each Fall semester.
Kirk O’Riordan is on leave for the fall 2017 semester. LCCB will be conducted by Mr. Sixto Montesinos.
Robert Russell Bennett: Suite of Old American Dances
Zach Jones ’13: Visions From a Quiet Valley (World Premiere, Commissioned by LCCB)
Edward Elgar: Nimrod from Enigma Variations
The Concert Band is conducted by Kirk O’Riordan.