Works for concert band derived from folk music, including—
Chen Yi: ”Suite from China West” [China]
Gustav Holst: ”Second Suite” [England]
Grant Cottier: ”Fantasy on an Old French Carol—Noël des Oiseaux” [France]
Tchaikovsky: Suite from The Nutcracker
John Mackey: The Frozen Cathedral, with Jana Olvera, piano
Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard: The Polar Express
The UC Davis Concert Band is an auditioned wind-symphony sized group of about 55 musicians and plays during the Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters. Both groups are open to all students, professors, alumni, and community members. The Concert Band Program is proud to include students from over 30 majors and minors on campus.
In their quarterly concerts at the Mondavi Center, the band performs classic works from the extensive band and wind ensemble repertoire, as well as transcriptions of symphonic pieces and the finest new works for band and wind ensemble.