Graduation Ceremonies

Our brass quintet onstage during a Temple University commencement

Our musicians have performed hundreds of graduation ceremonies in the Philadelphia area and, whether you’re adding musicians for the first time or just looking to change things up, we have the experience and expertise to provide the Pomp and Circumstance (literally and figuratively) that you expect at these ceremonies! Our musicians have performed for several colleges at Temple University, Drexel University, Swarthmore College, Haverford College, West Chester University, the University of Delaware, the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, and more.

Here’s an example timeline showing how we might compliment your ceremony:

  • Up to 30 minutes prior to your ceremony, we’ll play some prelude music to set the mood for the occasion.
  • When it’s time to begin, we’ll play an appropriate processional tune – Either Edward Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance or another processional tune of your choosing. Some colleges like to have separate pieces for the student/faculty processions and we can certainly accommodate that!
  • What we do (or don’t do) during the ceremony is flexible and something we’ll discuss ahead of time. Typically, we just get out of the way and let everybody focus on the speeches, etc. A few colleges like to have us perform the National Anthem or a school song.
  • When everything is all said and done, we’ll perform a recessional tune to wrap up the ceremony and get everybody moving again!

Each event is unique, so please reach out to discuss your event!