UT 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 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.
  • 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 UT Bands Office at 419-530-2217 or contact the director at Andrew.Rhodes@utoledo.edu.


BAND DAY 2019.  
High school marching bands are once again invited to share the Glass Bowl field with the Rocket Marching Band, Saturday, September 14, when the Rockets take on Murray St. Game times for the season have not yet been announced, but plans will be similar to past years with a massed-band rehearsal in the stadium, immediately followed by the Showcase of Bands, and then the game itself. VISIT THE SITE for more details and registration.

Tentative 2019 RMB SEASON SCHEDULE

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2019 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 2019 season are being accepted through Sunday, July 28! 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, UT Director of Athletic Bands:  andrew.rhodes@utoledo.edu.

  • Drumline - Auditions for the 2019 season will take place over the late spring/early summer. Exact dates will be announced very soon! Free Drumline Clinics are held every Wednesday, January 23rd through April 24th. These take place in the UT Center for the Performing Arts and provide high school & college percussionists the opportunity to learn techniques and to develop their skills in a traditional drumline setting. Check out the Drumline page! Questions regarding the audition process for the drumline should be directed to Anthony Leithauser, UT Drumline Instructor: ToledoDrumline@gmail.com.

  • Color Guard - Auditions for the 2019 season will take place Saturday, April 13, 11am-4pm, in the UT Student Rec Center! 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, UT Color Guard Instructor: UTColorguard@aol.com.

  • Dancing Rockettes - Auditions for the 2019 will take place Sunday, April 28, 9am, in the Health Education Building dance studio! Check-out the Rockettes pagePlease bring a COMPLETED WAIVER with you. (Parent/guardian signature is required if you are still under 18.) Questions regarding the audition process for the Rockettes should be directed to Devon Schroeder, UT Dancing Rockettes Instructor: toledorockettes@gmail.com.

  • Feature Twirlers - Auditions for the 2019 season will take place Saturday, April 27, 10am, in the UT Student Rec Center.  CLICK HERE to see what auditions involve! Download the candidate information form here. Please bring a COMPLETED WAIVER with you. Parent/guardian signature is required if you are still under 18.If you have questions regarding Feature Twirler auditions, please contact Katie Muczynski, UT Twirling Coordinator: katiem317@yahoo.com.

2018 RMB Leadership

THANK YOU to the Student Leadership of the 2018 Rocket Marching Band!

Drum Majors – Eryn Book (Ida HS, MI) & Austin Taylor (Rossford HS, OH)
Assistant Drum Major - Ashley Venrick (Berne Union HS, OH)

Piccolo – Shelby Johnston (Springfield HS, OH)
Clarinet – Abigail Douglas (Springfield HS, OH) & Amber Peters (Owosso HS, MI)
Alto Saxophone – Emily Abraham (Bellefontaine HS, OH) & Jacob Shephard (Northwood HS, OH)
Tenor Saxophone – Nathaniel Ballmer (Fayette HS, OH)
Mellophone – Michael Browder (Perrysburg HS, OH)
Trumpet – Hanna Burks (Mohawk HS, OH), Lucas Gerweck (Ida HS, MI), & Chris Schaffer (Rossford HS, OH)
Trombone – Maria Eley (Marysville HS, OH) & Kody Kirby (Hillsdale HS, OH)
Baritone – Eric Alexander (Blissfield HS, MI)
Sousaphone – Ryan Smith (Westlake HS, OH)
Drumline – Brandon Hoskins (McDowell HS, PA) & Barrett Settle (Springboro HS, OH)
Color Guard – Stacey Nuveman (Ottawa-Glandorf HS, OH) & Phallon Ryan (Brighton HS, MI)
Dancing Rockettes – Rachel Kersey (St. Ursula Academy, OH) & Allison Russell (Whitmer HS, OH)

 

Last Updated: 3/29/19