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Music & Arts

As a liberal arts college, Saint Vincent is dedicated to bringing fine arts to our students, alumni and the community. We do this through a wide variety of performing arts events, fine arts galleries and exhibits, concerts and other special performances.

For a full schedule of upcoming events, click our Event Calendar for dates and ticketing information. 

Marching Band

Marching Band Logo on White

Your 2019-2020 Drum Major Carly Belich and Field Commander Abigail Uhrinek

  Field Commander   Drum Major

 
Now in its second decade, the March of the Bearcats is the largest performing musical group on the Saint Vincent College campus. The band has grown from a student club to a fully credited class that fulfills graduation requirements. The band has appeared in three consecutive Steeler Pre-season games and performs nearly every weekend from the start of classes through November for all home Bearcat football games and select away games, as well as at various marching band festivals and parades.

2019-2020 March of the Bearcats
Please visit and subscribe to the official March of the Bearcats YouTube Channel.

Additional photos of the March of the Bearcats my be found here.

  • Marching Band MU171

    MU171 Marching Band.    

    It it the goal to fill every spot to balance the available instrumentation.  Ability to play more than one instrument is helpful but not required.  In addition to Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion, Color Guard, and Majorettes, there are openings for equipment managers, videographers, and announcers for the 2019-2020 season.  Even managers, videographers, and announcers for the band can receive credit for performing these important roles. 

    Audition material will be accepted through YouTube Video.  Submission deadline for Marching Band Auditions will be Saturday, July 13 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST for all new performing members.  Drill writing will begin on July 15, we need your video to save you a spot in the drill.  

    A two week Band camp will being August 7, 2019 for Percussion, Guard, and Majorettes. Brass and Woodwinds will report on August 11, 2019.  Starting August 27, 2019 band will begin Tuesday and Thursday evening rehearsals plus Saturday mornings for every home football game and festival performance.  Please see the season rehearsal and performance schedule below.

    2019-2020 Audition material is now available.

    WOODWIND


    (4) 2019 PICCOLO
    (8) 2019 CLARINET
    (6) 2019 ALTO SAX
    (4) 2019 TENOR SAX






    BRASS


    (12) 2019 TRUMPET
    (6) 2019 MELLO
    (8) 2019 TROMBONE
    (4) 2019 BARITONE
    (6) 2019 SOUSA




    PERCUSSION


    (4) SNARE (2) TENORS
    (5) BASS (3) CYMBAL
    (9) FRONT ENSEMBLE
    (MARIMBAS, VIBRAPHONE,
    XYLOPHONE, TYMPANI,
    AUXILIARY PERCUSSION
    SYNTHESIZER, ELECTRIC
    GUITAR, ELECTRIC BASS)
    2019 DRUM LINE & FRONT ENSEMBLE

    VISUAL


    (16) GUARD
    (8) MAJORETTE             








    Please email your YouTube link to marchingband@stvincent.edu.  Winds, please prepare the B-flat and E-Flat Concert scales and Stars and Stripes excerpt found on the pdf download above. Percussion please prepare materials in the 2019 Drum Line and Front Ensemble pack found on the pdf download above.  Guard please prepare materials as demonstrated on the Guard video link above.  Majorettes please prepare materials found on the pdf download above.

    All members of the March of the Bearcats Marching Band must also be registered for MU171 as well as fill out the medical travel form to attend Band Camp.  Students who have reached their credit limit can take MU171 for 0.0 credits.

    Season Schedule
    2019 Marching Band

    Please feel free to email with questions.

  • Basketball Pep Band MU175-2

    Basketball Pep Band

    MU175-2 Basketball Pep Band & Indoor Drumline.  

    At the conclusion of marching band season and starting in November the band transitions to a basketball pep band which includes Indoor Drumline and Indoor Guard.  The groups perform at all home women's and men's basket ball games, including playoffs.  Attendance is required at scheduled home games on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Because the stand music from marching band season will be used at basketball games, rehearsals are minimal for stand performances.  Indoor Drumline and Guard will have additional rehearsals to learn the 3-5 minute show.  Indoor Drumline and Guard will also travel off campus on select Saturdays to participate in local Indoor Shows.

    All members of the March of the Bearcats Basketball Pep Band, Indoor Drumline and Indoor Guard must be registered for the class to participate.  Students who have reached their credit limit can take MU175-2 for 0.0 credits.  

  • Concert Band MU172

    MU 172

    MU172 Concert Band.

    In 2016 the Concert Band became a class, with the growing interest from marching band students.  The concert band's reappearance ended a 60 year absence on campus.  Photos from our most recent concert may be found here.

    Concert band rehearses on Monday evenings and performs four concerts a year. In the fall semester the concert band performs a Pop's Concert for Homecoming and a Christmas Concert on Founders Day. In the spring semester the concert band performs a Literature and Repertoire concert and Potpourri  concert.

    2019 Concert Band

    All members of the Concert Band must be registered for the class to participate.  Students who have reached their credit limit can take MU172 for 0.0 credits.  Students enrolled in MU171 may use the provided Clarinets, Saxophones, Trumpets, and Trombones.  Piccolo, E-Flat Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone, French Horns, Euphoniums, Tubas, and Concert Percussion will be provided.  All other instruments are the responsibility of the student.

    Members of the concert band are eligible to apply for and participate in Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band.  This yearly honors band is comprised of students attending Pennsylvania Colleges and Universities.

    Past PAICB Participants
    2017  Ryan Schwartz - Percussion
    2019  Ryan Schwartz - Percussion, George Reich - Tuba

  • Marching Band Staff

    Director of Bands - TBA

    Percussion Instructor Marching Band and Indoor Drum Line - TBA
     
    Haley Shiver, Majorette Instructor

    Haley Shiver

    Since the age of three Haley Shiver has been actively involved in baton twirling. Competing individually, and on a team for over twenty years she has earned a long line of accolades. A former Grand National Twirling Champion, Miss Majorette of America, and several time national, state, and regional twirling champion. She has been apart of NBTA USA Twirling Team in, Holland 2006, Belgium 2009, and Switzerland 2012. Bringing home a total of three gold medals, and a silver in individual and team events. In 2011, Haley was invited to be a US Twirling Ambassadors to Peru, spending two weeks performing and raising funds for charities.

    Attending The University of Mississippi in fall of 2013, Haley held the position as the Feature Twirler for the Pride of the South Marching Band for five season. Performing at the Sugar Bowl, Peach Bowl, Music City Bowl, Chick-fil-a Kickoff game, and every home game. While attending the university she studied Integrated Marketing Communications, with a minor in Business Administration.

    Teaching individual students for over 13 years now, Haley has taught many regional, state, and national champion baton twirlers.

Clubs and Organizations

  • Gilbert & Sullivan Club

    The Saint Vincent College Gilbert and Sullivan Players is an amateur student organization dedicated to performing the classic works of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. The club exists for the benefit and enjoyment of every individual in the group and recently celebrated its tenth anniversary. We put on two performances each school year, including a play by Gilbert in the fall and a musical by Gilbert and Sullivan in the spring. We love to have anyone and everyone who is interested become involved!

    Follow Gilbert & Sullivan (@SVCGillySully) on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SVCGillySully

    Like the Gilbert and Sullivan Players on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SVC.GilbertandSullivanPlayers/

    Adviser: Mr. Christopher Plummer
  • Studio SVC

    Studio SVC is a performing arts club on campus whose mission is to welcome and foster all varieties of dance backgrounds. Throughout the year, Studio SVC holds open workshop classes where no experience is needed such as ballet, jazz, tap, modern, African, hip-hop and other dance genres. The club also holds a yearly spring dance recital that includes a variety of dance styles as well as singing, poetry reading, instrumental pieces and more! Studio SVC is only a second-year club, but is growing and developing with more in store for the future such as flash mobs and dancing competitions.

    Adviser: Lauren Churilla

  • SVC Radio Club

    SVC Radio Club is devoted to bridging the gap between our small campus and the fantastic Pittsburgh music scene through inviting bands to play concerts free to the SVC community, as well as streaming radio shows from campus via the intranet.

    Adviser: Mr. Christopher Plummer
  • Swing Dance Club

    The Swing Dance Club provides the Saint Vincent College community with an alternative style of dance, one which had dominated the music and dancing of the US between the 1920s and 1940s, and has made a comeback in the 1990s. The club aims to teach swing dance as a fun way to introduce students into dancing.

    Adviser: Dr. Patricia Sharbaugh

  • The Company

    The Company was the first entirely student-run musical theater organization in Western Pennsylvania. They perform two shows a year: a musical in the fall semester and a cabaret-style show in the spring semester. Some of the past shows we have performed are Hello Dolly, Grease, Footloose, Little Shop of Horrors, Young Frankenstein, and 9 to 5. The Company's mission is to enlighten, enrich, and entertain the students and audience that bring it to life. We are always looking for new and talented members with a passion for performing! 

    Learn more about The Company including past shows, social media and more here.

    Adviser: Mr. Greggory Brandt