UToledo Band Program


The University of Toledo Rocket Marching Band is one of the largest and most visible student groups on campus! With up to 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 UToledo community.  It's a GREAT time to get involved! Remember that The RMB:

  • Is open to ALL UToledo 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!

Our mission

  • Strive for excellence and continual growth as an organization and as individuals.
  • Foster respect, dedication, communication, and integrity within our members.
  • Hold ourselves accountable for our attitude, effort, and overall success.
  • Exhibit these ideals through our passion and talent to ignite our tradition of pride on the field, in the stands, and throughout the community.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have ANY questions about participation in the RMB, please contact the UToledo Bands Office at 419-530-2217 or contact the director at Andrew.Rhodes@utoledo.edu.


  • Drum Major Camp returns June 19-22! The camp is designed with a dedication to strong fundamentals, guiding students toward excellence in developing their own unique style compatible with their home programs. The 4-day camp is intended for local high school students entering grades 9-12, with multiple sessions running each day, 9am-4pm. Visit the event page for details and to register: https://www.utoledo.edu/bands/dm-camp.html

  • Color Guard Skills Clinic, Saturday, June 24, 9:30am-5:00pm: Only $10 due to generous sponsorship from TheMarchingArts.com! Designed  for new or experienced performers (entering 9th grade or higher) looking to refine their skills. Visit the event page for details and registration: https://www.utoledo.edu/bands/color-guard-skills-clinic.html

  • Dancing Rockettes Summer Youth Camp, July 24-27, 9am-12pm: Dancers, ages 4-12, will work on technique for various styles and learn 3 routines to be performed during a friends & family showcase the last day. $100 registration includes the clinic, a t-shirt, and various activities throughout the week. To register or for questions, contact Coach Devon at 419.410.8755 or ToledoRockettes@gmail.com

  • Band Day 2023, Saturday, September 16: High school marching bands are invited to join the UToledo RMB when the Rockets play host to San Jose St. at the Glass Bowl!! Visit the event page for details and to register: https://www.utoledo.edu/bands/band_day.html

  • Fall 2023 Event Schedule

2023 Audition Information

The RMB holds auditions for all sections within the band.  EVERYONE should complete our online "Intent to March" form.   

  • Woodwinds & Brass - Auditions for the 2023 season are open and being accepted NOW through July 31, via online video submission! Click here for details about music requirements and submission procedures. (Note: this is a separate process from auditioning for the Dept. of Music) Accommodations for issues related to instrument or technology  access can be made. Questions regarding the audition process for woodwinds & brass should be directed to Dr. Andrew Rhodes, UToledo Director of Athletic Bands:  andrew.rhodes@utoledo.edu.

  • Drumline - Auditions for the 2023 season will take place on-campus: Saturday-May 20, Saturday-June 17, & Sunday-July 16, 10am-6pm. Click here for details about music requirements and submission procedures. Remote accommodations can be made if contacted in advance. Check out the Drumline page! Questions regarding the audition process for the drumline should be directed to Anthony Leithauser, UToledo Drumline Instructor: ToledoDrumline@gmail.com.

  • Color Guard - Auditions for the 2023 season will be accepted individually over video or in-person NOW through July 31. Questions regarding the audition process for the Color Guard should be directed to Chad Clum, UToledo Color Guard Instructor: UTColorguard@aol.com.

  • Dancing Rockettes - Auditions for the 2023 season are now complete. Click here for past audition requirements. Questions regarding the audition process for the Rockettes should be directed to Devon Schroeder, UToledo Dancing Rockettes Instructor: toledorockettes@gmail.com.

  • Feature Twirlers - Auditions for the 2023 season are now complete. For details about this year's audition process visit the audition webpage:
     Questions?? Contact Erin Fabiilli, UToledo Twirling Coordinator: efabiilli@gmail.com.

2022 RMB Leadership

Thank you to the Student Leadership of the 2022 Rocket Marching Band!!

Drum Majors – Jacob Darr (St. Francis de Sales HS, Toledo, OH), Colleen Palmer (Rossford HS, OH) & Jack Schmidt (West Clermont HS, Batavia, OH)

Piccolo – Mary Olnhausen (Bedford Senior HS, Temperance, MI) & Abby VanVleet (Hilliard Darby HS, Hilliard, OH)
Clarinet – Mara Anderson (Paw Paw HS, MI) & Madeline George (Fairview Park HS, OH)
Alto Saxophone – Delany Hablitzel (Woodmore HS, Elmore, OH) & Kirk Hodkinson (Perry HS, OH)
Tenor Saxophone – Sarah DeWitt (Perrysburg HS, OH)
– Lucas Finke (Sidney HS, OH)
Trumpet – Morgan Skaggs (Lakeside HS, Ashtabula, OH), Lucy Rubel (Pickerington North HS, Pickerington, OH), & Jacquelyn Staudinger (Clay HS, Oregon, OH)
Trombone – Kodi Albright (Wauseon HS, OH) & Noah Driehorst (Bedford Senior HS, Temperance, MI)
Baritone – Brian Matson (Paulding HS, OH)
Sousaphone – Michael Borjas (Fremont Ross HS, Fremont, OH)
Drumline – Steven Alvarez (Tippecanoe HS, Tipp City, OH), Wil East (Maumee HS, OH), Joshua Lee (Archbishop Hoban HS, Akron, OH), Cassie Vogelpohl (Waite HS, Toledo, OH)
Color Guard – Abigail Sowinski (Springfield HS, Holland, OH)
Dancing Rockettes – Allison Beale (Springfield HS, Holland, OH)


Last Updated: 6/13/23