Student Activities

GET INVOLVED

Getting involved in activities outside of the classroom is one of the most rewarding aspects of college life. You will meet new people, build friendships and a community, and learn about your skills and abilities. You will also gain invaluable experience that will translate to your life after Roberts.

The organizations below are what's currently offered, but students have the opportunity to form new organizations if they find an interest.

Music and Performing Arts Led by Faculty

Brass Ensemble- Typically consists of two trumpets, a French horn, tuba, and a trombone. The group performs an array of styles ranging from early styles of baroque to modern music.

Chorale- Selected by audition, this group studies and performs choral works from all major artistic periods, rehearses three afternoons/week, performs on campus each semester, and takes an annual tour in the spring.  

Clarinet Choir- Rehearses weekly and performs a concert once a semester, as well as other special events.

Flute Choir- Performs a diverse repertoire encompassing everything from Baroque through 20th century, contemporary pieces.

Guitar Ensemble- Seeks to explore guitar repertoire from many artistic periods and influences.

Jazz Combo- a small ensemble where students learn the basics of jam session playing. This includes improvising over standard chord progressions, paying attention to cues given by peers, and understanding their role in the band.

Jazz Ensemble- Selected by audition, this group rehearses weekly and performs composed and improvised music derived from the American big band tradition, African American composers, contemporary classical music, and more.

Percussion Ensemble- Selected by audition, this group rehearses weekly and presents a full concert each semester.

RWC Community Orchestra (RWCCO)- Provides a high quality orchestral musical experience in a supportive environment. The Orchestra consists of approximately 60 RWC students and Rochester area musicians.

Saxophone Ensemble- Performs saxophone chamber music from standard quartets to larger works for saxophone ensemble. The ensemble performs on recitals and concerts throughout the year.

String Chamber Ensembles- Includes all string players and performs a concert each year.

Theatre Productions- Includes all aspects of a theatrical production including acting, production, backstage, set, and promotion. Types of productions include one-act nights, original plays and musicals. 

Wind Ensemble- Selected by audition at the beginning of the fall semester, this group rehearses 3 afternoons per week, performs three major concerts each semester, and tours once a year.

Women's Choir- Comprised of women both majoring and not majoring in music. The ensemble rehearses 3 afternoons per week. The Women's Choir performs at least once each semester. No audition is required.

Woodwind Quintet- Includes flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, French horn and performs a concert each year.

 

MEET FLOYD

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  • Who I Am:  As the face of the Student Association Leadership Team (SALT), I am primarily a social media resource for finding out about student activities.
  • What I Do:  Promote activities and initiatives of the Student Association.
  • Birthday: April 1st
  • Likes: Interacting with students and getting them involved in the Roberts experience, both on and off campus.
  • Dislikes: Netflix
  • Hobbies: Exploring Rochester, learning to fly, and wading with my feathered friends.
  • Best Friend: Reggie the Redhawk
  • Last Book I Read: “In the Neighborhood: The Search for Community on an American Street, One Sleepover at a Time” by Peter Lovenheim (2015-16 Roberts Reads book selection)
  • Favorite Music: The Roberts Wesleyan College Alma Mater
  • Originally From: The idea of Floyd Flamingo was birthed on a Student Association Leadership Team planning retreat at Raquette Lake in the Adirondacks, as a way to promote student activities at Roberts.

 

THE PERCH

The Perch

 

Designed to be an online extension of the Roberts Wesleyan College Community, The Perch offers a different view into life at Roberts. Some may even call it a bird's eye view. See what our students are up to and discover what everyday life looks like here.

Soar through Roberts from a birds eye view