UT Band Program

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Quick reference

Upcoming Events

      • Department Scholarship &
        Program Entrance Auditions

        February 25, 2017
        March 18, 2017
        Register Now!
      • UT Bands Concert
        Symphonic Band & 
        Wind Ensemble
        Sunday, Feb. 26 - 3:00pm

REcources and Info

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Contact Us

Main Campus

Phone: 419.530.2217
Fax: 419.530.2381

bands@utoledo.edu

THE ROCKET MARCHING BAND

 

The University of Toledo Rocket Marching Band is one of the largest and most visible student groups on campus! With over 240 musicians, dancers, twirlers, and color guard, the RMB is a positive source of pride and school spirit for you as well as the entire UT community.  It's a GREAT time to get involved!  Remember that The RMB:

  • Is open to ALL UT students, regardless of major.  Engineering, Pharmacy, and Nursing students represent a large number of The RMB's ranks.
  • Members are eligible to receive scholarships for participating!  Additional scholarship / stipend monies are also available.
  • Is a class, which provides a 1-hr. elective credit that will count toward ANY degree.
  • Performs in the BEST venue in the MAC.  The Glass Bowl seats 26,000 and hosts some of the most exciting college football in the country.
  • Members are eligible to receive scholarships for participating!  Additional scholarship / stipend monies are also available.

If you have ANY questions about participation in the RMB, please contact the UT Bands Office at 419-530-2217 or contact the director at Andrew.Rhodes@utoledo.edu.

Coming Soon!: 2017 RMB Season Schedule
For Reference: 2016 RMB Season Schedule

Find RMB on Facebook


2017 Audition Information

The RMB holds auditions for all sections within the band.  EVERYONE should complete the online "Intent to March" form.   

  • Woodwinds & Brass - Once you are on our Intent to March list, click here for details regarding auditions for the 2017 edition of the RMB*.  (*Current audition material is for 2016. This will be updated in the coming months. 9.17.16) Auditions will be accepted through Sunday, July 23.  (Note: this is a separate process from auditioning for the Dept. of Music) Questions regarding the audition process for woodwinds & brass should be directed to Andrew Rhodes, UT Director of Athletic Bands:  andrew.rhodes@utoledo.edu.

  • Drumline- Auditions for the 2017 season will take place 9am-4pm, Saturday, April 29, & Saturday, May 13.  Free Drumline Clinics are held every Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm, through April 12, providing the opportunity to learn from UT Drumline Director, Drew Parent, and develop skills alongside current drumline members. Questions regarding the clinics or the audition process for the drumline should be directed to Drew Parent, UT Drumline Director:  drewpercussion@gmail.com.

  • Color Guard- Auditions for the 2017 season will take place in late Spring of 2017.  Questions regarding the audition process for the Color Guard should be directed to Chad Clum, UT Color Guard Instructor: UTColorguard@aol.com.

  • Dancing Rockettes - Auditions for the 2017-18 season will take place Sunday, April 30, 9am-2pm. Open practices will be held every Friday, 3:30-5pm, March 24-April 28, providing the opportunity to learn from UT Rockettes Coach, Devon Hays, and develop skills alongside current Rockettes.  Check-out the Rockettes page!  Questions regarding the open practices or the audition process for the Rockettes should be directed to Devon Hays, UT Dancing Rockettes Instructor:  toledorockettes@gmail.com.

  • Feature Twirlers - Auditions for the 2017 season will take place Saturday, April 29, beginning at 10am.  Click here for specifics regarding the audition process.  To participate, please submit a completed Candidate Form to the UT Twirling Coordinator by mid-April.  The down-the-field audio track can be found here. If you have questions regarding Feature Twirler auditions, please contact Katie Muczynski, UT Twirling Coordinator: katiem317@yahoo.com.

2016 RMB Leadership

Congratulations to the Student Leadership of the 2016 Rocket Marching Band!

Drum Majors – Dani Armstrong & Adam Miller

Piccolo – Delaney Carnes & Cordaro Murry-Howard
Clarinet – Harold Bollin & Beth Merrick
Alto Saxophone – Olivia Rodriguez & Austin Taylor
Tenor Saxophone – Ryan Cross
Mellophone – George Wechter
Trumpet – Logan Alexander, Lucas Gerweck, Kyle Kissner
Trombone – Alex Cox
Baritone – Alex Miller
Sousaphone – Jarod Schmitmeyer
Drumline – Michael Amos, Zach Bodenmiller, Colleen Carr, Owen Piper
Color Guard – Jess Baum & Andrew Roberts
Dancing Rockettes – Darcie Dominique, Grace Haskin, Natalie Weinrich

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 



February
18

UT Music Auditions
Scholarships & Program Acceptance


25

UT Music Auditions
Scholarships & Program Acceptance


26

Bands Concert
Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble
3pm, Doermann Theater

March
15

UT Music Auditions
Scholarships & Program Acceptance

29-31

Festival of New Music
Concerts to be Announced

April
26

Bands Concert
Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble
7pm, Doermann Theater

  For more events click here.
Last Updated: 2/16/17