About Navarro College Bands
Founded in 1946, the Navarro College band program has grown from a single small band to over 100 students. The Sound of Navarro enthusiastically invites all students, regardless of academic major, to participate in one or more of our bands. Auditions for Wind Ensembles, Sound of Navarro, Jazz, Choir, and Color Guard are scheduled throughout the semester. It is recommended that you check our webpage periodically for audition dates.
If you are a prospective student, regardless of your major, schedule, or ability level, rest assured that there is a place for you in our Navarro College Bands family.
The Navarro College Wind Ensemble is the premier wind band of Navarro College and has been acclaimed as “one of the fastest growing programs of central Texas.” The NC Wind Ensemble is guided by a philosophy that seeks to expose its students and audiences to the highest quality music written or transcribed for wind instruments representing all periods of music history. Students who perform in the Wind Ensemble represent many different areas of study throughout the college. Many former members hold positions in performance, education and professional businesses around the world, as well as the leading military bands of the armed services.
The Navarro College Symphonic Band is comprised of advanced musicians (both music majors and non-music majors) selected from auditions held during the week prior to the end of the spring semester. The ensemble performs a wide array of repertoire including chamber works, masterworks for band, and contemporary wind literature.
The Navarro Jazz Program is a program dedicated to the study and performance of the uniquely American art form of Jazz. The ensembles are made up of students from many different disciplines from around the campus, who have a passion and love of performing, writing, and learning about this great music. World renowned jazz musicians, writers and artists visit the Navarro College campus annually. These musicians give clinics and masterclasses in a variety of jazz disciplines, and they perform with our students and ensembles each year.
Sound of Navarro (SON) Marching Band
SON Marching Band is comprised of over 120 members and is the largest student musical organization at Navarro College standing as an icon of campus tradition. The remarkable spirit of the SON Band comes from the enthusiasm of multiple students who combine their collaborative talents and backgrounds to create a high quality musical experience. The SON performs both on and off the Navarro campus and travels to other college campuses during the football season. The band also makes frequent featured appearances at various regional and state-level marching contest. The band performs innovative music and drill that represents both traditional and contemporary marching styles.
The Navarro College Pep Band provides musical entertainment to NC basketball and volleyball fans. The band performs for all home volleyball and basketball games. An integral part of game atmosphere, the NC Pep Band brings spirit and enthusiasm to the Special Events Center (SEC) and when traveling with the teams during tournament season. Performing at multiple games during the regular season, this ensemble is a critical component of the athletic environment in the Student Entertainment Center. This ensemble offers amazing performance opportunities at home and across the state.
Band Audition Dates
Requirements of audition:
Concert Bb, Eb, F Major Scales. Chromatic Scale (2 octaves). One Technical selection of Music (Fast). One Lyrical Selection of Music (Slow).
Percussionists Pick 2 (Timpani, Marimba, Drum Set, Snare Drum).
GUARD auditions require a 1-2 minute prepared routine showcasing ability levels with silk, rifle, sabre and dance (all not required, but encouraged).
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