The following performances and events represent the most important opportunities to hear our students perform throughout the year. For more detailed schedule information, please consult the Doane University Calendar of Events. You can also follow the department on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for up-to-date announcements about concerts and other music department events.
TIGER PEP BAND HIGH SCHOOL INVITATIONAL
Saturday, September 9, 2023, 10:30 a.m.
Calling all high school band students! If you play a band instrument and are interested in seeing what performing in a university-level ensemble is like, please join the Doane Tiger Pep Band on Saturday, September 9. You will have the opportunity to perform alongside college students and experience the excitement of a home football game. We will meet for a brief rehearsal and warm-up on Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. in Heckman Auditorium on Doane's Crete campus. View Campus Map Here. We will play a few pieces at a pre-game tailgate, then parade march into the stadium. During the game, the band performs in the stands. Lunch and a Doane t-shirt will be provided. To register and for more information, please visit the link below or contact Dr. Andrew Feyes at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, September 4. We hope to see you there!
FROSHMORE VOCAL FESTIVAL AND GRAND CONCERT
Wednesday, September 20, 2023, Froshmore Vocal Festival, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Froshmore Vocal Festival Grand Concert at 6:00 p.m.
High School Band Directors are invited to nominate up to three quartets of talented 9th and 10th-grade singers to participate in this one-day festival. For only $30 per student, participants will receive the opportunity to spend the day rehearsing with Doane students and performing at the Grand Concert which includes music mailed to schools in advance, lunch and dinner for all, and a free t-shirt for each student. Band directors may nominate up to three quartets, with each quartet consisting of a soprano, alto, bass, and tenor, using this Froshmore Vocal Festival nomination form. Contact Dr. Kurt Runestad at email@example.com no later than Friday, September 1.
32nd ANNUAL HOMECOMING CONCERT
Sunday, October 1, 2023, 3:00 p.m.
Homecoming is a special time on the Doane campus, as many alumni return to enjoy a weekend of events, including this concert. The concert features performances by Doane Choir, Collegiate Chorale, and the Doane Concert Band.
MUSIC VISIT DAY & MUSIC EDUCATION FORUM
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
We invite all high school students and their parents to visit campus to learn about music at Doane. Visitors will have the opportunity to attend a performance of our choir and band programs and observe a sample music scholarship audition. Students interested in becoming music teachers are encouraged to sign-up for our Music Education Forum, which launches Music Visit Day. For more information and to register: www.doane.edu/visit
FALL FESTIVAL OF WINDS CONCERT
Saturday, November 4, 2023, 3:45 p.m.
Two high school honor bands join forces with the Doane Concert Band to perform a late afternoon concert of great wind music.
CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL CONCERT AND RECEPTION
RECEPTION: Saturday, December 2, 2023, 6:00 p.m. | Check back here in September to reserve tickets.
Saturday, December 2, 2023, 7:30 p.m. | Check back here in September to reserve tickets.
Sunday, December 3, 2023, 3:00 p.m. | Check back here in September to reserve tickets.
This festive weekend is one of the most popular and anticipated music events on the Doane campus and features the department's major student ensembles in two performances. Tickets are required for this event and can be reserved on Eventbrite. There will also be a one-hour pre-concert reception in Nyrop Hall located on the lower level of Perry Campus Center beginning at 6:00 p.m. prior to the Saturday night performance.
If the Christmas Festival sells out, all are welcome to attend the final dress rehearsal, Saturday, December 2, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Tickets are not required for the final dress rehearsal.
DOANE VOCAL FESTIVAL GRAND CONCERT
Monday, January 8, 2024, 6:30 p.m.
This concert features 160 of the state's top vocalists from Nebraska's premier honor choir festival. Doane Choir and selected outstanding soloists also perform.
DOANE BAND TOUR HOME CONCERT
Thursday, January 18, 2024, 7:30 p.m.
The Doane Concert Band & Jazz Ensemble will present a final concert after returning from their tour. Please join us in welcoming them home.
DOANE CHOIR TOUR HOME CONCERT
Saturday, February 11, 2024, 4:00 p.m.
Doane Choir presents a final home concert after returning from the tour.
SWING INTO SPRING CONCERT
Saturday, March 23, 2024, 7:00 p.m.
Jazz Unlimited, Doublewide, and Jazz Band present an evening of popular music from a variety of genres and periods.
SOUNDS OF SPRING CONCERT
Sunday, April 2, 2024, 3:00 p.m.
The Doane Concert Band and the Jazz Ensemble present an afternoon concert of great music for winds.
Friday, May 17, 2024, 8:00 p.m.
Doane Choir and the Doane Concert Band present a final concert during commencement weekend.