Students perform in a Wig & Buckle production

Audio Engineering Society (AES)

AES is a student-run organization for anyone interested in audio engineering, live sound, etc. The group sponsors software and equipment demonstrations, visits by guest professionals, and provides live sound reinforcement for VALE Records and other events on campus.

 

Lebanon Valley College Guild of Organists, Student Chapter

The Guild Student Chapter is the campus chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Members attend recitals by nationally-known organists, perform in campus recitals, and discuss issues which pertain to church organists.

 

NAfME

The Lebanon Valley College chapter of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) offers workshops and resources to students majoring in music education in order to provide opportunities for professional development. Membership is open to any student majoring in music education.

 

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is a professional-acting social fraternity for men interested in music. A national fraternity, this organization has among its members some of the leading conductors, composers, and musical performers in the country. Consideration for membership is open to any male student in good academic standing with an appreciation for music.

The Iota Kappa chapter, founded at the College in 1960, has received the Charles E. Lutton Award for the best chapter in the state. Sinfonia sponsors the annual Reynaldo Rovers All-American Concert, a high school jazz festival, and the fall musical in cooperation with Sigma Alpha Iota and the Wig and Buckle Theater Company.

 

Sigma Alpha Iota

Sigma Alpha Iota, a nationally recognized professional women's music fraternity, strives to further the cause of music through the development of talent. The Delta Alpha chapter, established at the college in 1961, admits women with a 2.5 or higher grade point average and a strong interest in music. SAI sponsors campus concerts and co-sponsors the fall musical with Phi Mu Alphao Sinfonia and Wig and Buckle Theater Company.

  

VALE Music Group

VALE Music Group is an umbrella company consisting of four sub brands: VALE Records, VALE Media Industries Conference, VALE Live, and VALE Publishing. These student-run organizations are available to anyone interested in gaining experience in the music industry, marketing, videography, event planning, public relations, music recording, production, finance, sales, and design. Each brand is expansive and gives students the ability to use their talents in multiple different ways in a fast-paced environment. Learn more.

 

Pride of The Valley

The College is proud to be home to the largest marching band in the Middle Atlantic Conference. More than 100 students from a vast variety of majors across campus proudly take the field with the Pride of The Valley each year. Our band leads the charge with school spirit at our Dutchmen football games and executes their renowned halftime field show. Learn more.

 

The Wig and Buckle Theater Company

The Wig and Buckle Theater Company produces three productions each year–two plays and one musical–in conjunction with the campus chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Each production is student-directed and entirely student-run. Wig and Buckle also sponsors trips to area theaters and workshops for members. Membership is open to all students interested in any aspect of dramatics and theater production. Wig and Buckle meets every Monday at 4 p.m. in Leedy Theater in the Mund College Center. All are welcome.

 


Music Ensembles

Students interested in learning more about the music groups below are encouraged to visit the Music Department in the Bertha Brossman Blair Music Center.

 

Brass Quintet

The Brass Quintet is a chamber ensemble consisting of two trumpets, one horn, one trombone, and one tuba. It is devoted to the performance and study of a wide variety of literature specific to this medium. The repertoire ranges from early Renaissance to 20th-century styles. Brass Quintet is open to all qualified students by audition with consent of the instructor.

 

Chamber Choir

This small vocal chamber ensemble sings everything from Renaissance motets and madrigals to vocal jazz selections. It is open to any student by audition.

 

Clarinet Choir 

The Clarinet Choir has received widespread acclaim for quality performances and has had several compositions written especially for it. Auditions are open to all students.

 

College Choir

The College Choir continues a student’s choral development through a significant singing experience. The choir is a non-touring ensemble. Auditions are open to all students. 

 

Concert Choir 

The Concert Choir studies and presents high quality choral music through campus concerts and a spring tour. Auditions are open to all students. 

 

Flute Ensemble

This group rehearses once a week and is open to majors and non-majors by audition. It performs at least one campus concert a semester and at numerous campus events throughout the year.

 

Guitar Ensemble

This group rehearses once a week and is open to majors and non-majors by audition. It performs at least one campus concert a semester and at numerous campus events throughout the year. It is for acoustical and electric guitarists.

 

Handbell Choir

The Handbell Choir strives to refine ringing techniques and performance literature to an advanced level. Auditions and performances are held once each semester. Ability to read music is required.

 

Low Brass Ensemble

The Low Brass Ensemble is composed of students interested in continuing their musical experiences, no matter their major. High school band/orchestra level experience is advised. Auditions are open to all students.

 

LVC Jazz Band

The LVC Jazz Band is composed of members with varied musical backgrounds, many of whom play more than one instrument. All students may audition. 

 

Percussion Ensemble

This ensemble is composed of students interested in performing music on anything that is struck, shaken, scraped, etc. to produce a musical sound. All students may audition. Concerts are given in the fall and spring semesters.

 

Pride of the Valley

Under the director of Dr. Christopher J. Heffner, Lebanon Valley College's marching band performs at all home football games as well as appearances at various exhibitions throughout the fall semester. 

 

Small Jazz Ensemble

The Small Jazz Ensemble provides an opportunity to study America’s rich heritage of improvised music. Each year the band tours throughout Pennsylvania and surrounding states, performing in high schools and offering free jazz clinics to music students. Participation is by invitation of the director.

 

String Ensemble

The String Ensemble meets one hour each week to study and perform a variety of literature from baroque to contemporary. Intermediate to advanced musical proficiency is required. 

 

Symphonic Band

Membership in the Symphonic Band is open to anyone in the College community. During the spring semester, the Symphonic Band performs at a spring concert and at Commencement.

 

Symphony Orchestra

The LVC Symphony Orchestra is open by audition to all qualified students, faculty, and members of the community. The orchestra meets twice each week to study and perform music from the symphonic repertoire. The orchestra performs three times each year: a fall concert, a concerto-aria concert in the early spring, and a spring concert.

 

Trumpet Ensemble

This group rehearses once a week and is open to majors and non-majors by audition. It performs at least one campus concert a semester and at numerous campus events throughout the year.

 

Woodwind Quintet

The Woodwind Quintet, consisting of flute, oboe/flute, clarinet, bassoon, and horn, meets and performs at regular recitals and off-campus concerts. The ensemble is open to any student.