Music at Keystone
Being a part of a musical ensemble creates an incredible sense of belonging where you will become part of a team. It takes every singer and every musician to create that big sound that emerges from the group during a performance.
Performance Music at Keystone College includes exciting opportunities for instrumentalists and vocalists of all ability levels. The various instrumental and vocal ensembles at Keystone are completely free, with no audition, fees, or tuition necessary. Keystone’s musicians are primarily college students, but we are proud to welcome adult community musicians and select high school upperclassmen to join our ensembles.
Creating meaningful musical moments.
The bands and chorale groups at Keystone perform at various events on campus including the Homecoming Parade, athletic events and Pep-Rallies, Commencement, Convocation, Donor Reception, Jazz Night at the Giants’ Grill, as well as at their own seasonal concerts.
- Symphonic Band
- Jazz Ensemble
- Chamber Ensemble
- Athletic Band
- Jazz Combo
- Brass Quintet
- The Chorale at Keystone
- The Keystone Chamber Singers
- Voices at Keystone College
All Keystone College student musicians receive:
- Free individual weekly lessons
- Free instrument repair whenever possible
- Frequent social gatherings / meals together
- Instruments are provided when needed (either college-owned or donated / loaned)
- All musical supplies are provided to them (reeds, valve oil, etc.)
- All summer music camps are free for Keystone students
- Winter / Summer Session Offerings (clinics, workshops, etc.)
- Travel opportunities
FAQs - Check out the most frequently asked questions.
Are there any fees involved?
No! No $$
Is this a class I have to sign up for?
No! The Keystone Bands currently operate as a Student Activity.
Will I have to audition?
No! Everyone is eligible to perform with us. We will help you EVEN IF YOU HAVEN’T PRACTICED IN MONTHS OR YEARS. Important to remember, is that once you start, you will be expected improve your abilities… but your only competition is yourself!
Do I need my own instrument?
You can use your own instrument if you have one. We will even find a place for you to store it on campus if need be. However, if you DON’T have an instrument, don’t let that discourage you. Instruments can be provided.
Do I have to participate in all 3 ensembles?
We would LOVE for you to be a part of all three ensembles, but if you can’t, you can pick and choose the right ensemble(s) for you. However, travel opportunities planned for the future may be reserved for only those students that participate in more than one of the ensembles.
Is rehearsal mandatory?
Yes! We need you regularly attend rehearsal in order to perform to the best of our abilities.
How many performances will there be?
Four concert performances are planned for each academic year and the Keystone Athletic band will, of course, perform at various Keystone athletic events.
But I play strings / guitar /only sing / harmonica / etc…
That’s okay! We’ll find a role for you, and we’re always looking for jazz vocalists!
How do you ensure the safety of minors on campus?
Keystone College has an existing system in place for high school athletic camps, art festivals, etc. and we will as well. We will have parent / guardian consent form, background checks for volunteers, basic health forms, and campus security involved in keeping students safe!
69th Annual Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Honors Band Festival
Students Peter Horger, Bill Roditski, and Tim Nawrocki represented Keystone College at the 69th Annual Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Honors Band Festival and performed with over 100 musicians, amongst 22 colleges, including such fine institutions as Millersville University, The University of Scranton, Albright College, and Carnegie Melon University.
Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band Festival 2015
Students Peter Horger, and Tim Nawrocki represented Keystone College at the 68th Annual Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Honors Band Festival. Held at Bloomsburg University, these Keystone College musicians performed with over 100 musicians and represented the college for the first time in our history!
- Location: Theatre in Brooks
The Keystone College music ensembles' performances are supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and the Wyoming County Room Tax Fund and the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau.