Wondering how you could continue making music with your instrument? Join us!
- Concert Band
A full band open to all students, the Concert Band rehearses and performs standard repertoire and allows music education students to work on secondary instruments and rehearsal techniques. The Concert Band is open to community musicians. Wind, brass and percussion music education majors are expected to participate every semester starting their sophomore year. String education majors are expected to participate starting their junior year.
No audition required
- Wind Ensemble
The Hope College Wind Ensemble, the premier wind group on campus, performs a wide variety of music, from standard works to cutting-edge 20th-century works to chamber pieces. Wind Ensemble performs several concerts each semester, including the DeVos Showcase, an annual Halloween Concert and off-campus concerts. The Wind Ensemble recently completed recording for a CD project, which included Wagner’s “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral,” Ticheli’s “Angels in the Architecture” and other works. Learn about our bi-annual tours.
- Hope College Orchestra
The Hope College Orchestra is one of the premier ensembles at Hope College. While seeking the highest professional standards, the orchestra performs a diverse repertoire of music from the Western classical tradition, jazz and global music, and contemporary works. Symphony Orchestra regularly presents concerts during the academic year and features faculty and guest artists. One highlight concert of the year is the annual Concerto-Aria Competition that features student performances.
No audition required
Faculty And Student Collaborative Ensemble (FASCE)
This ensemble was created in 2015 to showcase our top performers and music majors. Students involved with this group sit side-by-side with our own faculty members and perform advanced repertoire. Please contact Dr. Gabe Southard if you are interested in this ensemble.
Winds, Brass and Percussion
We offer several chamber ensembles including: woodwind quintet, woodwind trio, brass ensemble, flute choir, and percussion ensemble. Learn more about starting a chamber group.