The band program at the University of Toledo is dedicated to excellence in music as well as to the social and musical enrichment of its members. Performance opportunities offered through the University of Toledo Bands include: The Rocket Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Varsity (basketball) Band, The Dancing Rock-ets, and the RMB Flag Line. Please see our web page devoted to the Band Program at UT.
Gunnar Mossblad, Director of Jazz Studies Program
There are five different jazz ensembles to choose from--the traditional jazz sounds of the UT Jazz Ensemble, the Central and South American flavor of the Latin Jazz Ensemble, the unique and fascinating vocalese technique of Jon Hendrick's Vocalstra, and the varied jazz expressions of the Jazz Guitar Ensemble and the Jazz Lab Band--you're sure to find a jazz sound to move you. If you are interested in auditioning, please call Mr. Mossblad at (419) 530-4555. (Note: Mr. Mossblad is on sabbatical Spring 2010--please contact Norm Damschroder 419.530.2966) Rehearsal times are: varied
J.J. Pearse, Conductor
The University Symphony Orchestra is one of the premiere performing ensembles at the University of Toledo. The USO performs a minimum of two concerts each semester. Repertoire is chosen from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic periods, the 20th Century, as well as new works. Membership in the orchestra is open to all University of Toledo students regardless of major through the process of auditions. Auditions are held at the beginning of both the fall and spring semesters. See the USO web page for more information. If you are interested in becoming a member of the USO, please contact Mr. Pearse at 419.530.2448 or email him at John.Pearseutoledo.edu.
Rehearsal times are: T, 7 - 9:30 PM; R (strings only), 5 - 6:30