Concert Band, Concert Choir, Aires, Jazz Band, World Drum Ensemble

Special Announcement: Long time director and instructor Chuck Blattner retired as of Fall 2017, read his farewell letter here.

RCTC Music includes the Concert Band, Concert Choir, Aires, Jazz Band, and World Drum Ensemble. The ensembles perform several concerts on and off campus each year. The Concert Band, Concert Choir, and Aires are now under the direction of Michael Mangan, Phone: 507-285-7576. The Jazz Band is under the direction of Michael Mangan and Nathan Davidson, and the World Drum Ensemble is under the direction of Denny McGuire, Phone: 507-285-7434. If you are a student interested in joining any of these ensembles, please contact the directors in charge. RCTC Music also offers a variety of music classes for degree and non-degree seeking students alike. We also offer classes in Music Technology with state of the art music studios. To view classes, degree and program options, click on the following link.


Upcoming Events:


Fall Music Premiere Showcase:

Join us as we kick off the 2018-2019 concert season! This is a preview concert highlighting all of the larger performing ensembles. Featuring music from the RCTC Concert Band, Concert Choir, Aires, and Jazz Band

Thursday, November 8
7:00pm Hill Theatre

Tickets: $5.00 each.  Available now.

General Admission. RCTC Students get in free with a valid student ID. Cash or check only please. Tickets available in advance or at the door. 507-285-7200 for tickets and more information.



Fall Concert–RCTC Music and Rochester Community Band

The RCTC Concert Band in collaboration with the Rochester Community Band will be presenting their fall concert at Rochester Community and Technical College – Hill Theatre. Also featuring music from the RCTC Jazz Band. A wide variety of music will be on hand–there’s something for everyone!

Michael Mangan, Tony Boldt, Jonathon Knutson, and Nathan Davidson, Conductors

Saturday, November 17 at 7:00pm
Hill Theatre
Free Admission
Doors open at 6:30pm. No reservations needed



“Home for the Holidays”
A Concert Celebration of the Christmas Season

Featuring music from the RCTC Concert Band, Concert Choir, Aires and Jazz Band. Join us for an evening of music, fun and food! With music both sacred and secular, this family-friendly concert has something for everyone, even a visit from the jolly old man himself, Santa! But, perhaps the best part of all—build your own ice cream sundaes and cookies at intermission!

Tickets: $6.00 Adults/
$4.00 Children 12 and under, Sr Citizens 65+, and non-RCTC Students
Tickets on sale Monday, November 26 at 8:00am

RESERVED SEATING. RCTC Students get in free with a valid student ID. Cash or Check Only Please. Reserve your tickets by calling the Box Office at 507-285-7200.

RCTC Box Office
851 30th Ave SE
Rochester, MN 55904




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