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 11, 2021, 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 11. 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 10:45 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. Jay Gilbert at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, September 6. We hope to see you there!
30TH ANNUAL HOMECOMING CONCERT
Sunday, October 3, 2021, 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 6, 2021
We invite all high school students & 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 a music teacher 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 6, 2021, 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.
VETERANS DAY CONCERT
Thursday, November 11, 2021, 4:30 p.m.
Doane University honors all our Veterans in a 45 minute ceremony, which includes a salute to all Veterans.
Saturday, December 4, 2021, 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 4, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 5, 2021, 3:00 p.m.
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. There will also be a pre-concert banquet in South Dining (Perry Campus Center) at 5:30 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 4, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Tickets are not required for the final dress rehearsal.
DOANE VOCAL FESTIVAL GRAND CONCERT
Monday, January 10, 2022, 6:00 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
Monday, January 31, 2022, 7:00 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
Sunday, February 13, 2022, 4:00 p.m.
Doane Choir presents a final home concert after returning from tour.
SWING INTO SPRING CONCERT
Saturday, March 19, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
Jazz Unlimited, Doublewide and Jazz Band present an evening of popular music from a variety of genres and periods.
MUSIC & THEATRE VISIT DAY
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
We invite all high school students & their parents to visit campus to learn about music and theatre at Doane. Visitors will have the opportunity to attend a performance of our choir, band, and theatre programs, talk with faculty and current students, attend music and theatre classes, and tour our beautiful campus.
For more information and to register: www.doane.edu/visit
SOUNDS OF SPRING CONCERT
Sunday, April 3, 2022, 3:00 p.m.
The Doane Concert Band and the Jazz Ensemble present an afternoon concert of great music for winds.
BEETHOVEN'S NINTH SYMPHONY
Friday, April 22, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
The Doane Choir and Collegiate Chorale join the Abendmusik Chorus and Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir to perform Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra. The symphony is paired with the premeir of composer Jake Runestad's newly orchestrated work, A Silence Haunts Me, a poignant choral piece with text based on Beethoven's Heiligenstadt Testament.
NEW DATE: Saturday, May 7, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
Doane Choir and the Doane Concert Band present a final concert during commencement weekend.