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.

Mark your calendar: Tentative 2018 RMB SEASON SCHEDULE

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High School Band Day 2018

UT Band Day is set for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, when the Rockets will take on the Wolfpack of Nevada! Come be a part of this annual event showcasing more than 1,000 student performers on the turf of the Glass Bowl. CLICK HERE for details and registration.

MEMBER-FOR-A-DAY 2018

Come experience the life of a UT student marcher on game day, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 9am-3pm. During this event prospective students will be able to meet the directors, visit with current members, sit with the band during the game, and watch the RMB perform at pregame and halftime. CLICK HERE to register!


2018 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 2018 season have been completed. Click here for details about this past season's 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 2018 season have been completed. 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 2018 season have been completed. 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 2018 season have been completed. Check-out the Rockettes page!  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 2018 season have been completed.  Click here to see what this past audition involved!  If you have questions regarding Feature Twirler auditions, please contact Katie Muczynski, UT Twirling Coordinator: katiem317@yahoo.com.

2018 RMB Leadership

CONGRATULATIONS 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: 10/1/18