Regardless of your major or instrument, we can find a place for you! Participation in one or more of our instrumental ensembles provides you with an opportunity to continue making music as well as earn academic credit. We hope you will find a musical home here.

Jazz Bandclick or touch to open

The Maryville College Jazz Band is directed by Dr. Bill Swann, Professor of Music.  The concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Dr. Swann at the Division of Fine Arts office at 865.981.8150.

MC3Bandclick or touch to open

The Maryville College-Community Concert Band (MC3Band) serves a dual purpose: to provide a means of artistic expression for all its members (community, faculty, staff, and student) within the wind band medium, and to provide Maryville students with the opportunity to perform and learn within a large ensemble setting.

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The Orchestra at MCclick or touch to open

The Orchestra at Maryville College, under the direction of Alan Eleazer, will begin spring rehearsals on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Massey Family Rehearsal Room.  

A college and community ensemble, the Orchestra at Maryville College brings live symphonic performances to the public stage two times per season.

Rehearsals will be held on Mondays from 7-9 p.m. and will focus on preparation for a joint spring concert with the Maryville College Community Chorus on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts' Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre. 

Eleazer is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where he earned a bachelor's degree in music education and master of music degree in choral conducting and sacred music.  An adjunct instructor of music and voice at Maryville College, Eleazer is in his ninth season as conductor of the Maryville College Community Chorus.  He also directs The Lads, an all men's ensemble at Maryville College, and serves as Director of Music and Adult Ministries at Broadway United Methodist Church. 

For more information, please contact Eleazer at or the Division of Fine Arts office at 865.981.8150. 

All concerts are held in the Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald & Lynda Nutt Theatre, on the Maryville College campus. Tickets are available at the Clayton Center Box Office 865-981-8590.

Ticket prices:
$5 for the general public.  Free of charge for Maryville College Faculty, Students, and Staff.

Tartanbandclick or touch to open

Instrumental music has long been a priority for Maryville College. The "M.C. Cornet Band" was established in 1909, and student musicians have been entertaining and enlightening audiences on the campus ever since. Like almost all college instrumental groups, the band was all male until 1937, and in the 1940s took on the moniker of the "Highlander Band" (adding the kilts in 1954.)

Today, Maryville is still a fantastic place for the scholar-musician: Tartanband is a student instrumental ensemble at Maryville College. The ensemble meets as a class and counts for credit, with a zero-credit option available with instructor permission. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evening (5-6 PM) and on Wednesday evening (7-9 PM) - concurrent with the MC3Band. The members of the ensemble perform with the MC3Band, but also perform separately in chamber groups and small wind/percussion ensembles.

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Faculty & Staff

Dr. William Swann

Professor of Music
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Alan Eleazer

Conductor, Community Chorus; Adjunct Instructor of Music, Voice
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Dr. Eric Simpson

Lecturer in Music Education and Director of Bands
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Mrs. Deborah Boling

Office Manager, Fine Arts
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