Budapest Band (MPF4243.01)

Bruce Williamson

This ensemble will focus on music that would be heard in popular Budapest music venues between the years 2001-2013: Gypsy jazz, Klezmer, Balkan dance music, Afro-pop, etc. We will learn repertoire and also study the historical and cultural roots of these various genres. The ensemble will then be an integral part of Jean Randich’s Drama course, Faculty Performance Production: Sarah Gancher’s “The Place We Built”, creating an ensemble-based performance of this play written by a Bennington alumnus who lived in Budapest for many years. The band will have an on-stage presence. This, at the end of April into early May there will be some extra required rehearsals + performance dates in VAPA.

Prerequisites: Instrumental performance skills and experience. Auditions will be held on Wednesday 11/28 from 4:30pm - 5:30pm in Jennings 136. Students may schedule their audtion for another time on either 11/27 or 1/28 by emailing Bruce Williamson at
Credits: 4
M 7:00pm - 9:00pm; W 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency:
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