Early Arrival Band Camp

Band Camp is for all students and no auditions are required to participate! New students and upperclassmen alike will spend an intensive few days preparing performances for the new year and for New Student Orientation. Music is learned, lasting friendships are made, performances, tours, and other activities are planned for the academic year ahead.

For Incoming Students, Band Camp is a great opportunity to quickly get involved in college life. You will have the opportunity to meet and perform at the start of your Villanova career with other talented Villanovans. 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.

Early-Arrival Details

The Villanova Band, including new students, is invited to arrive before New Student Orientaion.   Early arrival is to accomodate learning routines for Football season and playing at Orientation.  We expect that move-in will be from 9am-noon on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 for all incoming students and any returning students that need to pickup a key.   (Check-in at St. Mary's Hall, corner of County Line & Spring Mill Roads.)  Students will move into their regular dorm rooms for the year.  On move-in day, there will be a brief welcome & introductory meeting for new students & parents at 1pm, a light lunch at 1:30pm, followed by first rehearsals.   Parents are strongly encouraged to return for Parent Orientation on 8/19/16 if at all feasible.   We should have final information posted in May, so look for any changes in move-in date then.

The fee for Early-Arrival Band Camp is $50 per registrant, to help offset the cost of meals, which are provided for 3 full days.

How to Register


  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.

Can't Make it for Band Camp?

If you aren't able to attend Band Camp, all are still welcome to participate in the Band.   Stop by the Band Table at the Fall Activities Fair for more info; or just join us for our first regular rehearsal of the semester, Monday, 8/28 - St. Mary's Hall Band Room.   In most cases, we are able to provide an instrument for you.    For more info, contact the Band Director, John.Dunphy@villanova.edu

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.


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.  


  • Gospel Choir - Tu & Th 5:30-7:30, St. Mary's Chapel (Tu) & Jazz Band Room (Th)
  • 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 '16.

  • 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