TU Night Owls Campus Community Band - Registration

Here you will find information about the TU Night Owls Campus Community Band. Scroll to the bottom of the page to and click "Continue" to register. Email questions to TUnightowls@gmail.com

    About the TU Night Owls Band

    The Night Owls Campus Community Band is a large concert wind band that is comprised of Temple University undergraduates and graduate students (music majors and non-music majors), faculty, staff, and community members. It was founded by Dr. Deborah Confredo, noted music educator, conductor, clinician, and Professor of Music Education in the Boyer College of Music and Dance. Dr. Confredo is assisted by several outstanding experienced graduate students in the Boyer College. No audition is required for membership. The ensemble meets one evening per week for two hours, and performs a concert at the end of each semester. Repertory performed includes standard wind literature and crowd-pleasing favorites.

    Why the Temple University Night Owls Campus Community Band?

    With nearly 40,000 Temple University students, it is a safe bet that there are probably a few out there who were active members of their high school bands but chose to major in something other than music. In the Greater Philadelphia region, it’s also a safe bet that there are some community members, young and the young at heart, who might be looking for a performance outlet. The Night Owls provides an opportunity to bring students and community together towards a common musical goal. You’re guaranteed a seat in the Night Owls Band!

    When are the TUNO Band Rehearsals?

    The Night Owls Band rehearses at Temple’s Main Campus on Monday nights from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. in Presser Hall, Room 240. One concert is presented at the end of each semester.

    What Are the Membership Options?

    Temple University Students: Undergraduate and graduate students can register for this as a credited, transcripted elective course for 0-1 credit hour and may be repeated. Undergraduate: MUED 4652 Sec 001 (0 credit) MUED 4652 Sec 002 (1 credit) Graduate: MUED 4652 Sec 001 (0-1 credit) Community Members: (non-Temple students) Pay the nominal $25.00/ semester membership fee. Temple Faculty, Administration, and Staff: TU faculty, administration, and staff may join as a community member or for credit.

    What Are the Membership Requirements?

    Band members must be able to read music and feel secure playing music of moderate difficulty. If you are a beginner and wish to join, please contact Dr. Confredo: debconfredo@temple.edu. With the exception of percussion, members must have their own instrument (staff are able to assist you with instrumental rental options). There is no audition to become a member of the band. Members must attend at least 8 rehearsals to play in the concert.

    What Do I Need To Bring?

    Band members should bring an instrument (percussion instruments are provided by Temple University), necessary auxiliary equipment (reeds, oil, grease, tuner, etc.), pencils, personal calendar, and any other equipment that will make your rehearsal experience a good one. Temple University provides music stands but if you have a folding stand, feel free to bring it along.

    Directions and Parking

    Directions to Temple University’s Main Campus and the Presser Building may be found at: http://www.temple.edu/maps/index.htm. Street parking around the Presser/Tyler complex is available. Members may opt to purchase a 12-pack parking pass package for guaranteed access to TU Area 10 (see Registration form).

    Where, When, Who

    Rehearsals take place in Arronson Hall, Room 240 Presser Building Monday Evenings, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. Conductor: Dr. Deborah Confredo Graduate Student Conductors: Stephen Selfridge, Pamela Turowski, Sangbum Kim, and Mitch Davis

    Instrument Rental

    If you do not have your own instrument, please contact us. TUnightowls@gmail.com. If you decide to rent, plan on having your instrument available for the first night of rehearsal.

    How Can I Join the TU Night Owls Campus Community Band?

    If you are interested in joining the TUNO Band, able to read music, and feel secure playing music of moderate difficulty, please click "continue" to complete the Registration form (beginners, email Dr. Confredo - see above). Even if you opt to register for credit, you must still complete the Registration form.