Hundreds of students from dozens of academic disciplines participate in a wide array of excellent ensembles. Interested students are encouraged to visit the ensemble web pages below, or contact the faculty member in charge of a specific ensemble for information.
- Concert Chorale
The Bucknell University Concert Chorale is a mixed chorus of students from various fields of study at Bucknell.
Learn more about Concert Chorale.
The Bucknell Gamelan Ensemble invites students of all majors and backgrounds to learn and perform traditional and new music of Indonesia. Interested members of the Bucknell faculty, staff, and members of the local community are also welcome.
Learn more about Gamelan.
- Jazz Band
The Bucknell University Jazz Band offers students of all majors and academic interests the opportunity to experience modern and historically important literature in a traditional big band environment.
Learn more about Jazz Band.
- Opera Company
Students in the Bucknell Opera Company have the opportunity to interact with composers, directors, and singers in residencies, masterclasses and workshops on a regular basis.
Learn more about Opera.
The Bucknell University Orchestra is the oldest continuous musical organization on campus. Founded in 1889 by Professor Jean Aviragnet, the orchestra is composed of students and faculty from all departments of the university.
Learn more about Orchestra.
- Rooke Chapel Choir
The Rooke Chapel Choir has gained international recognition for its creative interpretations of some of the most significant twentieth-century American sacred repertory. The choir's select members represent nearly every major field of study at Bucknell, including the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business administration, education, and engineering.
Learn more about Rooke Chapel Choir.
- Rooke Chapel Ringers
The Bucknell University Rooke Chapel Ringers were organized in 1983 under the direction of William A. Payn. The bell choir consists of 14 members who are selected by audition and who represent diverse major fields of study. The choir plays regularly for Protestant worship services on campus and participates in the traditional ringing-in-of-Christmas at Candlelight services in Rooke Chapel each December.
Learn more about Rooke Chapel Ringers.
- Symphonic Band
The Symphonic Band is the central ensemble of the University Bands program at Bucknell. Recently, the Band was one of only four university bands from the East selected to perform for the conference of College Band Directors National Association. Membership generally numbers from sixty-five to eighty personnel.
Learn more about Symphonic Band.