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Music Ensembles

Marist Singers

The Marist College Singers involves about 200 students performing in a variety of ensembles.

Singers: The general choir, performs full choral concerts, ranging from classical to popular literature, touring both here and more recently at Disney's Music Magic Days in Orlando, Florida.  Singers is also the centerpiece of Marist's annual December Ecumenical Service, Lessons & Carols. Membership in Singers enables students to audition for membership in more selective groups listed below. 

Chamber Choir is by audition only at the beginning of every semester, giving students the opportunity to challenge themselves with more advanced choral music.  Chamber Choir is offered additional performing opportunities, and usually performs every June at Carnegie Hall. 

The Chapel Choir provides support and reflection for the students who attend the liturgies of the Chapel at regular masses each Sunday and on other occasions at religious services. The Choir involves student musicians, soloists and choir singers to minister to the prayer needs of the Campus community. A student has the option to take Chapel Choir for one course credit or elect to earn priority points for participation in this group. As the Catholic students on campus depend on Chapel Choir for the weekly Sunday liturgy, the regular participation of all members of the choir is vital to our service.

  • Charles & Mabel Conklin Chapel Endowment Scholarship: Each year a scholarship is awarded to an incoming Catholic man or woman singer who has prior experience in a Catholic church choir, appropriate grades and the talent and willingness to commit to improving the musical efforts of the Chapel Choir. For further information, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services and the Campus Minister for Liturgy. Renewable for one additional year only after review by the Director of the Chapel Choir.

Gospel Choir is currently at its peak, with high membership and enthusiasm.  Competitive and touring performance arrangements are in the works. 

The all-male, Time-Check, and all-female, Sirens, are highly selective a cappella groups, by audition only every fall.  The two groups perform at a wide array of on and off campus functions throughout the year. 

 

Marist Band

The Marist Band involves approximately 150 students performing in a variety of ten ensembles. The namesake and largest of these ensembles is the Marist Band. The band performs full symphonic concert programs of standard band literature, tours nationally, prepares a half-time show each Fall for performance at home football games, performs at Marist home basketball games and at the MAAC Basketball Championship Tournament which occurs the first weekend in March.

The Brass Ensemble is a performance workshop where students gain familiarity with a broad range of literature for brass. Precision, intonation, and interpretation are studied. Open to all students with a school-level proficiency. Offered every semester

The purpose of the Flute Choir is to provide a continuing musical performance experience for flute players. The course will foster the growth of musicality through the rehearsal and performance of a wide range of music written or arranged for flute ensemble. Offered every semester.

The Guitar Ensemble provides a continuing musical performance experience for guitar players. The course will foster the growth of musicality through the rehearsal and performance of a wide range of music written or arranged for Guitar Ensemble. Offered every semester. 

The purpose of the Handbell Choir is to provide a continuing musical performance experience for handbell players. The course will foster the growth of musicality through the rehearsal and performance of a wide range of music written for Handbell Choir. Offered every semester.

The purpose of the Jazz Foxes is to provide a continuing musical performance experience for jazz players. The course will foster the growth of musicality through the rehearsal and performance of a wide range of music written or arranged for jazz ensembles from all musical periods. Offered every semester.

The purpose of the Orchestra is to provide a continuing musical performance experience for string players. Students with sufficient ability on winds and brass will also be encouraged to participate. The course will foster the growth of musicality through the rehearsal and performance of a wide range of music written or arranged for orchestra. Offered every semester.

The Percussion Ensemble provides a continuing musical performance experience for percussion players. The course will foster the growth of musicality through the rehearsal and performance of a wide range of music written or arranged for Percussion Ensemble. Offered every semester. 

The Symphonic Band provides continuing musical performance experiences for woodwind, brass, and percussion players. The course will foster the growth of musicality through the rehearsal and performance of a wide range of music written or arranged for the modern wind band. Offered every semester.

The Marist Wind Symphony is a select group of auditioned instrumentalists. The course will foster the growth of musicality through the rehearsal and performance of a wide range of challenging music written or arranged for the modern wind ensemble.

The purpose of the Woodwind Ensemble is to provide a continuing musical performance experience for clarinet and saxophone players. The course will foster the growth of musicality through the rehearsal and performance of a wide range of music written or arranged for clarinet and saxophone choir. Offered every semester.