Hawk Marching Band
The marching band performs at all home football games in addition to other various venues. The marching band conducts pregame and halftime performances in addition to playing in the stands during games. Any music and non-music major students with musical talent are invited to audition. The marching band serve as musical ambassadors for Quincy University!
Concert Choir is the largest singing ensemble at Quincy University. The choir performs a variety of music with accompaniment or a cappella. Students with singing talent may register to be in Concert Choir.
Chamber Choir is a 16-member a cappella singing group that performs a variety of music. Members are chosen from auditions at the beginning of each fall semester. The Chamber Choir holds the distinction of being the music department’s elite singing ensemble.
The Quincy University Guitar Ensemble consists of five to eight instrumentalists and comprised of University students. University alumni and Quincy community members are encouraged to audition. The ensemble performs three to four concerts each academic year plus other University functions. The Guitar Ensemble hosts guest guitarist from various colleges, conservatories, and universities and has also performed at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. The Guitar Ensemble is offered as a University course for credit and student participation is by audition only.
The Quincy University Jazz Ensemble consists of 17 instrumentalists and comprised of University students. The ensemble performs three concerts each academic year plus a special showcase concert featuring vocalists and small jazz groups. Jazz Ensemble is offered as a University course for credit and student participation is by audition only.
The Quincy University Symphonic Band is made up of university students. The band performs at least two concerts per semester in addition to special university functions, such as graduation, Quincy All-Schools Mass, and other celebrations. In 2009, the band commissioned and premiered a brand new composition, Ars Antiqua, by QU alumnus Randall Snyder. The band is open to students of any major who complete a short audition.
Other Music Groups
Garnered by student interest year to year, a number of additional ensembles are available for student musicians. In recent years, these groups have included a percussion ensemble, brass quintet, and six-piece jazz combo.