Performances & Events

The following performances and events represent the most important opportunities to hear our students perform throughout the year. For more detailed schedule information, please consult the Doane University Calendar of Events. You can also follow the department on Twitter and Facebook for up-to-date announcements about concerts and other music department events.

High School Invitational

Saturday, September 16, 2017, 10:45 a.m.



Calling all high school band students! If you play a band instrument and are interested in seeing what performing in a university level ensemble is like, please join the Doane Tiger Pep Band on Saturday, September 16. You will have the opportunity to perform alongside college students and experience the excitement of a home football game. We will meet for a brief rehearsal and warm-up on Saturday morning at 10:45 a.m. in Heckman Auditorium on Doane's Crete campus. View Campus Map Here. We will play a few pieces at a pre-game tailgate, then parade march into the stadium. During the game, the band performs in the stands. Lunch and a Doane t-shirt will be provided. To register and for more information, please contact Dr. Danni Gilbert at no later than Friday, September 8. We hope to see you there!
For more details about events for high school students click here.


Sunday, October 8, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
Homecoming is a special time on the Doane campus, as many alumni return to enjoy a weekend of events, including this concert. The concert features performances by Doane Choir, Collegiate Chorale, and the Doane Concert Band.

music visit day-Music Education Forum

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

We invite all high school students & their parents to visit campus to learn about music  at Doane. Visitors will have the opportunity to attend a performance of our choir and band programs, and observe a sample music scholarship audition. Students interested in becoming a music teacher are encouraged to sign-up for our Music Education Forum, which launches Music Visit Day. For more information:


Saturday, October 28, 2017, 3:45 p.m.
Three high school honor bands join forces with the Doane Concert Band to perform a late afternoon concert of great wind music.  


Saturday, November 11, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
Doane University honors all our Veterans in a 45 minute ceremony,  which includes a salute to all Veterans. Features the Doane Concert Band.


Saturday, December 2, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 3, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
This festive weekend is one of the most popular and anticipated music events on the Doane campus. The concert features the department's major student ensembles. 

If the Christmas Festival was to sell out, all are welcome to attend the final dress rehearsal, Saturday, December 3, beginning at 9am. Tickets are not required for the final dress rehearsal.

Tickets are availalbe for purchase via Ticket River.

Additionally, you can purchase tickets for our Saturday evening buffet dinner here.


Monday, January 8, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
This concert features 160 of the state's top vocalists from Nebraska's premier honor choir festival. Doane Choir and selected outstanding soloists also perform.


Sunday, January 21, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
The Doane Concert Band & Jazz Ensemble will present a final concert after returning from their tour. Please join us in welcoming them home. 

Doane choir tour home concert

Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Doane Choir presents a final concert of classical, folk, and spiritual music.


Saturday, March 24, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Jazz Unlimited, Doublewide and Jazz Band present an evening of popular music from a variety of genres and periods.

spring Choir CONCERT

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
Please join Doane Choir and Collegiate Chorale for an afternoon of music.

Czech festival of winds

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 3:00 p.m.

The Doane Concert Band presents an afternoon of wind band masterpieces.


Friday, May 11, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Doane Choir and the Doane Concert Band present a final concert during commencement weekend.

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