Yale Bands Virtual Sessions - Fall 2020

Interested in what the Yale Bands are doing during this unprecedented year of COVID-19? We invite you to watch our Fall 2020 virtual meetings (mostly in lieu of live rehearsals). We hope you learn from and enjoy them!


Yale Concert Band

Meeting 1  September 10, 2020
History of the Yale Band. Chapter 1. Yale Concert Band in Ghana

Presenter: Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director

Meeting 2  September 15, 2020
History of the Yale Band. Chapter 1. Intrada 1631 . Stephen Montague

Presenter: Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director

Meeting 3 — September 24, 2020
History of the Wind Band. Chapter 2. From the Delta. William Grant Still
Presenter: Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director

Meeting 4 — September 29, 2020
A Dissonant History: The French Horn in the Lives of American Musicians of African and Creole Descent from 1700-2000
Guest presenter:  Professor Katy Ambrose, University of Virginia faculty, and alumna of the Yale School of Music (2007)

Meeting 5 — October 8, 2020
“Ask the Sky and the Earth: A Cantata for the Sent-down  Youth”
Presenter: Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director

Meeting 6 — October 13, 2020
Music and the Brain
Presenter: Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director


Yale Jazz Ensemble

Meeting 1  October 1, 2020
Stompin’ at the Savoy
Presenter: Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director

Meeting 2 — October 18, 2020 
The Beginnings of Instrumental Jazz

Presenter: Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director