St. Olaf College

The St. Olaf Band

Announcing January 2018 Tour
to Australia and New Zealand

The ensemble will present a widely varied program of primarily American music, with a focus on the centennial celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, the music of John Williams, and classic works from the wind band repertoire. Works featuring soloists and a good march or two will also be presented, along with Mahr’s own award-winning composition, The Soaring Hawk.

The St. Olaf Band is the oldest music organization at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, a campus internationally renowned for its high caliber of musical ensembles as well as high marks in mathematics and the sciences. The band has toured nationally since 1904 and internationally since 1906, when they performed a four-week, 30-concert tour of Norway, making them the first American collegiate band to tour Europe. The band has subsequently toured several times in Norway, Great Britain, Japan, central Europe, the Mediterranean, and Mexico.

Dubbed “one of America’s preeminent bands” by The New Yorker, the St. Olaf Band, founded in 1891, is an ensemble noted for superb musicianship. Under the leadership of conductor Dr. Timothy Mahr, the St. Olaf Band performs the very best compositions and transcriptions for symphonic band, producing an exciting, crowd-pleasing style.