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. Programs are selected from some of the most challenging and rewarding music of the entire band repertoire. Recent programs have included music by such composers as Holst, Grainger, Reed, Copland, Shostakovich, and Whitacre.
The November 2011 Inauguration of John Bravman, Bucknell's 17th president, included a special performance of the Bucknell Symphonic Band. View concert footage by visiting the Inauguration video gallery and clicking on the far right square featuring the flutist.
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