UToledo Band Program

Band Day 2022

The University Bands, Department of Music, and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics invite you and your band to join The University of Toledo’s Rocket Marching Band for Band Day 2022, to be held Saturday, September 10, when the Rockets will play host to UMass. In 2019, over 1,000 band members participated, and in 2021 we were able to once again join together in a day of great performances!

Kickoff is set for 7:00pm, so we are planning this year’s schedule to be much like previous years. Bands arrive between 11:00–11:45am and are welcome to observe the RMB's rehearsal during that same time. A massed-band rehearsal begins at 12:00pm. This includes placing everyone on the field, entering and exiting the field, a short warm-up, and a rehearsal of the half-time music.

Immediately afterward, the Band Showcase is a wonderful part of the day’s events, maximizing the potential for music education and excellence in performance, structured in a noncompetitive, non-ratings activity for your band. We want to give your band the opportunity to perform for an appreciative audience in our beautiful, acoustically friendly stadium. This performance is optional and very flexible as you may perform a part of a show, a complete show, or just watch the other bands in exhibition. These performances are very well received by the audience of fellow band members, directors, and families. The Showcase will begin following the massed-band rehearsal and end with an exhibition by the 2022 Rocket Marching Band.

Because of our limited stadium time, the number of bands in the Showcase is limited to the first 10 registrations received. It is our hope that everyone wishing to perform will be given an opportunity to do so. Plan on a 6-8 minute presentation, on and off the field. More detailed information will be sent to you upon confirmation of your participation.

A pizza dinner and water, along with a place to change into uniform, will be provided at 4:00pm. Bands enter the stadium beginning at 6:00pm in preparation for the RMB's pregame show and the 7:00pm kickoff. The massed-band halftime performance would take place at approximately 5:30pm. Afterward, bands are welcome to remain for the second half or depart as desired.

Due to the increase in participation, the rising cost of music, and the fees being charged to rent campus space for this event, we must collect a small participation fee from each participating band. This $40 fee can be check or P.O. made out to UToledo BANDS and mailed to: UToledo Band Day, 2801 W. Bancroft St. MS 605, Toledo, OH, 43606. We must receive payment by Friday, September 2, 2022.

If you would like to register your band, simply complete the online form. Feel free to contact us if you need any additional information or clarification.

 Wishing you an enjoyable and relaxing summer!

 Warmest regards,


Andrew L. Rhodes, EdD
Associate Director of Bands, Director of Athletic Bands

Last Updated: 7/9/22