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Ensemble Groups

The Newberry College Department of Music proudly offers a variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles. For more information about how to get involved, contact the Music department at 803.321.5633 or email  





Brass Ensemble

Brass Ensemble performs regularly at college convocations and other campus functions and special events. 


Chamber Orchestra

The Chamber Orchestra is a campus/community partnership that is open to both Newberry College students and community members. The orchestra performs music literature from the Baroque period to the 21st century and is under the direction of Dr. Patrick Casey. Email or call 803.321.5634. 


Guitar Ensemble

Guitar Ensemble is a small ensemble of guitar and non-guitar majors who perform a wide variety of music genres from Renaissance to Modern to Pop.  


Jazz Big Band Ensemble

The Jazz Big Band plays several concerts each year and tours during the spring semester. The group's energetic performances have been recorded on numerous CDs and performs at the statewide SCBDA Jazz Festival hosted annually by Newberry College. 


Jazz Combo 

The Jazz Combo is a small jazz group that performs frequently at both on-campus and off-campus venues and regional jazz festivals. The group also offers students many opportunities to hone their skills with jazz improvisation.


Percussion Ensemble

Percussion Ensemble plays inventive arrangements and standard literature for a wide variety of percussion combinations.


Wind Ensemble

Students in the Wind Ensemble perform both standard band literature as well as contemporary wind ensemble music designed for this smaller instrumentation. Participation in this ensemble is required for all instrumental music majors and is open to all students, both music and non-music majors. . The Wind Ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Jerry Gatch. Email or call 803.321.5180.


Woodwind Ensembles

Woodwind Ensembles include saxophone ensemble, clarinet ensemble, flute ensemble and woodwind quintet, depending on student interest and studio personnel. These groups perform their own concerts and often perform at special campus functions. 





Scarlet Spirit Marching Band

The Scarlet Spirit Marching Band is a corps-style ensemble that performs at all home football games. Newberry is the only Lutheran college in the country with a marching band. Athletic Bands are under the direction of Mr. David Santiago. Email or call 803.321.5179.


Scar's Army Pep Band

Scar's Army Pep Band performs at on-campus athletic events during the spring semester. 






Madrigals is an auditioned vocal ensemble that presents stunning performances of choral chamber music from a wide variety of periods. This group presents several concerts each year and tours with the Newberry College Singers. The Madrigals are under the direction of Dr. Chris Sheppard. Email or call 803.321.5181.


Newberry College Singers 

Newberry College Singers was founded in 193 and is one of the oldest groups on campus. This premier choir tours annually and performs choral masterworks that range from the Middle Ages through the 21st century. Singers are under the direction of Dr. Chris Sheppard. Email or call 803.321.5181.

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