UToledo Band Program

THE ROCKET MARCHING BAND

 

About the Band

The University of Toledo Rocket Marching Band is one of the largest and most visible student groups on campus! With 250 musicians, dancers, twirlers, and color guard, the RMB is a positive source of pride and school spirit for you as well as the entire UToledo community.  It's a GREAT time to get involved! Remember that The RMB:

  • Is open to ALL UToledo students, regardless of major. Engineering, Pharmacy, and Nursing students represent a large number of the RMB's ranks.
  • 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!

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

RMB MEMBER-FOR-A-DAY

Have you wondered what it's like to be part of the Rocket Marching Band and attend the University of Toledo? Then join us, Saturday, October 26, for the RMB's Member-For-A-Day! Meet the band's director as well as current student members, and experience game day from our stands block and the field of the Glass Bowl as the Rockets take on Eastern Michigan. VISIT THE SITE for more details and registration.

2019 RMB SEASON SCHEDULE

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2020 Audition Information

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

  • Woodwinds & Brass - Auditions for the 2020 season will be accepted Sunday, March 1, through Sunday, July 26! Click here for details about music requirements and submission procedures. (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 Dr. Andrew Rhodes, UToledo Director of Athletic Bands:  andrew.rhodes@utoledo.edu.

  • Drumline - Auditions for the 2020 season will take place May-July in the UToledo Center for the Performing Arts on UToledo's Main Campus. Specific dates and times will be announced in Spring 2020. Check out the Drumline page! Questions regarding the audition process for the drumline should be directed to Anthony Leithauser, UToledo Drumline Instructor: ToledoDrumline@gmail.com.

  • Color Guard - Auditions for the 2020 season will take place in early June, in the UToledo Student Rec Center!  Date and time specifics will be announced in Spring 2020. Please bring a COMPLETED WAIVER with you. (Parent/guardian signature is required if you are still under 18.) Questions regarding the audition process for the Color Guard should be directed to Chad Clum, UToledo Color Guard Instructor: UTColorguard@aol.com.

  • Dancing Rockettes - Auditions for the 2020 season will take place in late April or early May. Date and time specifics will be announced in Spring 2020. Questions regarding the audition process for the Rockettes should be directed to Devon Schroeder, UToledo Dancing Rockettes Instructor: toledorockettes@gmail.com.

  • Feature Twirlers - Auditions for the 2020 season will take place in late April or early May. Date and time specifics will be announced in Spring 2020. If you have questions regarding Feature Twirler auditions, please contact Erin Curtis, UToledo Twirling Coordinator: curtise3127@gmail.com.

2019 RMB Leadership

CONGRATULATIONS to the Student Leadership of the 2019 Rocket Marching Band!

Drum Majors – Jacob Shephard (Northwood HS, OH), Austin Taylor (Rossford HS, OH) & Ashley Venrick (Berne Union HS, Sugar Grove, OH)

Piccolo – Maddy Silveous (Swanton HS, OH) & Regan Simon (Perrysburg HS, OH)
Clarinet – Emily Dearth (Woodhaven HS, Brownstown, MI) & Matthew Martinez (Paulding HS, OH)
Alto Saxophone – Sam Anadiotis (Marion L. Steele HS, Amherst, OH)
Tenor Saxophone – Nathaniel Ballmer (Fayette HS, OH)
Mellophone – Michael Browder (Perrysburg HS, OH)
Trumpet – Hanna Burks (Mohawk HS, OH), Breanne Crockett (Graham HS, St. Paris, OH), & Lucas Nash (Dundee HS, MI)
Trombone – Alex Cox (London HS, OH)
Baritone – Eric Alexander (Blissfield HS, MI)
Sousaphone – Nick Lorenz (Lakota West HS, West Chester, OH)
Drumline – Brandon Hoskins (McDowell HS, Erie, PA), Jayme Siefer (Bluffton HS, OH), Dalton Krueger (Napoleon HS, OH), & Colton Dawkins (Gibsonburg HS, OH)
Color Guard – Victoria Diesing (Northview HS, Sylvania, OH) & Briennon Saddler (Northmont Senior HS, Englewood, OH)
Dancing Rockettes – Rachel Kersey (St. Ursula Academy, OH) & Allison Russell (Whitmer HS, OH)

 

Last Updated: 9/26/19