Band Camp

Band Camp Registration is now closed.    If you are interested in participating in the Villanova Band, please contact Band President, Amanda Ehlers, and plan to join us for our first rehearsal on Monday, August 28th, 6-8pm in St. Mary's Band Room.

August 15-18, 2017

The Wildcat Band is open to all students and no auditions are required to participate! Band Camp is for Football, Concert, and Pep Band.

Band Camp is a great opportunity to quickly get involved in college life. New students and upperclassmen alike will spend an intensive few days preparing for the new year and for New Student Orientation. Music is learned, lasting friendships are made, performances, tours, and other activities are planned.

For many, this is a continuation of performing experiences from high school. For others, this may be an opportunity to explore or revisit an instrument or a love of music that was left behind years before. For still others, it might be the first time in a band.

After Band Camp new students will attend New Student Orientation.

Early-Arrival Details

New Students - Move-in will be on Tuesday, August 15th, from 9am - noon. You will move into your regular dorm room for the year. Room keys may be picked up in the lobby of St. Mary’s beginning at 8:30am. Meals are included. 

At 12:30 pm there will be a brief welcome & introductory meeting for new students & parents in St. Mary’s Hall followed by a light lunch at 1:00pm and first rehearsal beginning at 2:00pm in the band room.  

Parents are strongly encouraged to return for Parent Orientation on 8/19/16 if at all feasible.   

Band Officers - Board members, librarians, uniform managers and key appointed positions should plan to attend our first meeting at Noon on Monday 8/14 and should arrive prior to that. Lunch will be provided. 

Returning Band Members - plan to move in on Tuesday 8/15, beginning at 9am.First rehearsal will be at 3:00pm on Tuesday 8/15.



  1. Login to myNova with your regular Villanova ID & password.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the main page, and click on Novasis in the bottom left box.
  3. Click on the Student and Financial Aid Tab
  4. Look for Student Activities near the bottom of the list of choices
  5. Click on "Early-Arrival Band Camp"
  6. On the registration page, be sure to choose your instrument in the drop-down menu.

If you must arrive earlier, please contact George at to make special arrangements. 

Cost - There is a $50 fee to help offset the cost of meals.  This charge will appear on your University Bill.

Can't Make Band Camp?

If you cannot attend Band Camp or if you missed the band camp registration deadline, you can join us when school starts, email band president Amanda Ehlers and let her know.  Regular rehearsals begin Monday, 8/28 - St. Mary's Hall Band Room.  
We provide large instruments: Drums, Low Brass, and Baritone Sax. 

For more info, contact Band Director,

Contact Us

Office of Music Activities
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Ave
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-5050
Fax: (610) 519-7596
E-mail:  Visit our staff page.

Be a Part of the Performing Arts
Performing Arts
Workshop Weekends


Join one of our performing groups! Stop by a rehearsal!


  • Band - Mon & Tu 6-8pm.  St. Mary's Band Room.
  • Jazz Band - Wed 6-8pm, St. Mary's Jazz Room.
  • Orchestra - Mon 7:30-9:30pm, St. Mary's Chapel.  Strings only Thurs 6-8pm, St. Mary's Chapel.  


  • Villanova Voices - MW 5-6:30; St. Mary's Auditorium.
  • Villanova Singers - MW 5-6:30; St. Mary's Chapel


  • Villanova Student Musical Theatre - To get involved, join us at a General Meeting, dates will be posted here near the start of the Fall Semester.   Rehearsals for auditioned parts are held prior to productions.
  • Villanova Student Theatre - Rehearsals for auditioned parts are held prior to productions.

Dance - most Rehearsals take place in St. Mary's Dance Studio.   Following is LAST YEAR's schedule.   This will be updated at the start of Fall '17.

  • Dance Company/Ensemble - Sun, 10-4:30; Mon 8-10pm; Wed 6-8pm
  • 'Nova Nassa - Sun, 8:30-11:30pm; Mon 10-11:30pm; Wed 8-11pm
  • Ablaze - Sun, 6:30-8:30pm; Tues 5:30-7:30pm
  • Irish Dance Team - Mon, 6-8pm; Tues 7:30-9:30pm; Thurs 8-11pm; Sat 1-3pm
  • Wazobia - Fri 4:30-7pm; Sat 9am-1pm
  • Superlative - Sun 4-6pm; Fri 2-4:30pm
  • Baila Latino - Tues 9:30pm-11pm; Sat 3-5

A Capella - schedules to be determined after fall auditions

  • Haveners
  • Minor Problem
  • Nothing but Treble
  • Sirens
  • Spires
  • Supernovas
  • Vocal Minority

Villanova Music Downloads

* vualmamater.pdf
VU Alma Mater Sheet Music
* alma_mater_band.mp3
VU Alma Mater Played by VU Band
* vufightsong.pdf
VU Fight Song Sheet Music
* alma_mater_singers.mp3
VU Alma Mater Sung by VU Singers
* fight_song.mp3
VU Fight Song Performed by VU Band

Performing Arts Groups



Villanova Singers (all male)
Villanova Voices (all female)
Villanova Gospel Ensemble

Dance Groups

Ablaze (Hip-Hop)
Dance Company & Ensemble
Irish Dance Team
Nova On Pointe (Ballet)
Nova NASSA (Indian/Hip-Hop)
The Superlative (Hip-Hop)
Wazobia African Dance Company


Villanova Band (including scramble band, pep band, concert band)
Villanova Orchestra
Jazz Ensemble

Theater Groups

Villanova Student Music Theatre
Villanova Student Theatre
Music Activities Stage Crew (MASC)

Band Auxiliary 

Dance Team
Wildcat Dancers