Troy University Bands
Dr. Mark Walker, Conductor
The Troy University Symphony Band is comprised of the top fifty-five wind and percussion students in the John M. Long School of Music. The Symphony Band is dedicated to the performance of the finest of wind literature and to the promotion of new music for winds and percussion. This premier group has recently completed its first international
tour, performing for enthusiastic audiences in Vancouver and at the Whistler Music Festival in Whistler, Canada.
The Symphony Band has just released its most recent compact disc of music by acclaimed Canadian composer Robert Buckley. Other recent compact disc releases are two of music by Grammy-nominated composer Stephen Melillo entitled Stormworks, Chapter 13: Whispers on the Wind and Stormworks Chapter One, Prime: A Wish to the World. This ensemble has also released a compact disc of Troy University composer Carl Vollrath’s Symphonies No. 1 and No. 2 and has also
regularly provided demonstration recordings for Alfred Publications, TRN and others. Throughout its distinguished history, the Symphony Band has recorded chapters for the acclaimed series “The Heritage of the March” and broadcast its own radio program, “Strike Up the Band!” for twenty years on the Southeastern Public Radio Network.
Since 2001, the Symphony Band has performed under the baton of every living member and inductee of the National Band Association’s Hall of Fame of Distinguished Conductors. Over the years, the band has performed at the national conventions of the American Bandmaster’s Association, the College Band Directors National Association, the Music Educators National Conference, the Women Band Directors International Association, the Alabama Bandmasters Association, and most
recently the Alabama Music Educator’s Association Convention.
The Symphony Band tours throughout Alabama and the Southeast each spring semester and will enlarge its regular performance series to include Troy-Montgomery campus, as well as the sites in conjunction with the Troy campuses in Dothan and Phenix City.
The Troy University Symphony Band is open to all university students by audition at the beginning of each semester.
For information regarding band scholarships, auditions, or opportunities support the band program through the University Foundation, please contact the university band office by email: email@example.com or phone: 334-670-3281. Street Address: 113 Long Hall, Troy University, Troy, Alabama 36082. Websites: www.troy.edu, music.troy.edu, and www.soundofthesouth.org.