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.

TIGER PEP BAND High School Invitational

Saturday, September 22, 2018, 10:30 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 22. 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. JayGilbert at no later than Monday, September 17. We hope to see you there!

To sign up, visit


Sunday, October 7, 2018, 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. This year, we will be celebrating Dr. Jay Gilbert's 25 years of teaching at Doane with an Alumni Band that will perform at the Homecoming Concert. For more information and to sign up for the Alumni Band, visit

music visit day-Music Education Forum

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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:



Sunday, October 28, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
The Carthage College Wind Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. James Ripley, will be stopping at Doane on their tour of the Midwest. The ensemble is known across the United States as a leader for commissioning new works for band. Join us in Heckman Auditorium for an afternoon of great wind music, including live musical soundtracks to short films by visionary director Georges Méliès, music from the children's opera "Der Mond" by Carl Orff, and a suite extracted from William Walton's "Façade."


Saturday, November 3, 2018, 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.  

43RD ARMY BAND veterans concert

Sunday, November 4, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Doane University honors all our Veterans in a 45 minute ceremony,  which includes a salute to all Veterans. Features the 43rd Army Band.


Saturday, December 1, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 2, 2018, 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 2, beginning at 9am. Tickets are not required for the final dress rehearsal.

Tickets are available for purchase here:

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


Monday, January 7, 2019, 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 20, 2019, 3:00 p.m.

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

Doane band tour home concert

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 3:00 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. 


Saturday, March 23, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Jazz Unlimited, Doublewide and Jazz Band present an evening of popular music from a variety of genres and periods.

spring Music CONCERT

Sunday, April 7, 2019, 3:00 p.m.
Join Collegiate Chorale, String Ensemble, Doane Concert Band, and Doane Community Band in an afternoon of music.

brahms: a german requiem

Sunday, April 14, 2019, 4:00 pm
at First Plymouth Church in Lincoln, NE

The Doane Choir joins Abendmusik and the Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir in a performance of Brahms Requiem conducted by Tom Trenney. 

Tickets are available here


Friday, May 10, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Doane Choir and the Doane Concert Band present a final concert during commencement weekend.

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