UT Band Program

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Quick reference

Upcoming Events

  • Drumline Clinics
    Wednesdays, 7-9pm
    Now through April 22
  • Toledo Wind Orchestra
    Rehearsals Begin:
    April 12, 4:00pm
  • Dancing Rockette &
    Majorette Auditions

    Saturday, May 2

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

 


 ROCKET MARCHING BAND


The University of Toledo Rocket Marching Band is one of the largest and most visible student groups on campus! With over 180 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.  We plan to double the size of the band in the next few years to 350!  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.
  • Offers an automatic $1,000 Scholarship for participation!  In addition, extra scholarship / stipend monies are available.
  • Does NOT charge extra fees for participation.  All expenses involved with RMB participation are covered: travel, meals, uniform cleanings, etc.
  • 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 35,000 and hosts some of the most exciting college football in the country.

Information for the 2015 Season

Preparations for the 2015 edition of the ROCKET MARCHING BAND (RMB) are underway.  If you will be attending The University of Toledo this fall and are planning to participate in the RMB, be sure to: (1)  Complete the online Intent to March form and (2) register for the marching band when scheduling your classes.  Information packets will be emailed over the summer to everyone who has completed the 2015 Intent to March form and to all members of the 2014 RMB.  This information will also be posted below.  Over the summer, personnel lists will be sent to each of the 2015 RMB Section Leaders, who will be contacting members of their sections to confirm participation and answer questions.  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.


2015 Audition Information

The RMB holds auditions for the following sections within the band.  Wind players do not need to audition.  EVERYONE should complete the online Intent to March form.  If you are interested in auditioning for any of the following sections, check back for details. 
 

  • Drumline - Questions regarding the workshops and audition process for the drumline should be directed to Xavier Verna, UT Drumline Instructor:  xverna@gmail.com.

  • Color Guard - Questions regarding the audition process for the Color Guard should be directed to Chad Clum, UT Color Guard Instructor: UTColorguard@aol.com.

  • Dancing Rockettes - Check-out the Rockettes page.  Questions regarding the audition process and future auditions for the Rockettes should be directed to Tenethia Beamon-Cox, UT Dancing Rockettes Instructor:  tbeamon22@gmail.com.

  • Feature Twirlers - Auditions for the 2015 season will be held on Saturday, May 2nd at 10:00am in Savage Arena.  To register, complete the registration form and email it to Paula St. John at paulakaystjohn@gmail.com.  Additional information about audition requirements, attire, and adjudication can be found here.  If you have further questions regarding Feature Twirler auditions, please contact RMB Twirling Coordinators Paula St. John: 419-279-1665, paulakaystjohn@gmail.com or Lauren St. John: 419-654-6492, Lstjohn1202@gmail.com.

2015 RMB Leadership

Drum Major and Section Leader auditions are in conjunction with the annual Spring Football Game.  Check back for applications and details.

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Upcoming Band Events

 

Drumline Clinics
Wednesdays, 7-9pm
Now through April 22

Toledo Wind Orchestra
Community Band
Rehearsals Begin April 12
How to Join

Dancing Rockettes &
Majorette Auditions

Saturday, May 2
Information/Details

Wind Ensemble Concert
May 3, 3:00pm

Last Updated: 3/22/15