UToledo 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 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!

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.

BAND DAY 2019

High school marching bands are once again invited to share the Glass Bowl field with the Rocket Marching Band, Saturday, September 14, when the Rockets take on Murray St. Activities will begin at approximately 11:30am leading up to the 7pm kickoff. Plans will be similar to past years with a massed-band rehearsal in the stadium, immediately followed by the Showcase of Bands, and then the game itself. VISIT THE SITE for more details and registration.

Tentative 2019 RMB SEASON SCHEDULE

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2019 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 2019 season are being accepted through Sunday, July 28! Click here for details about 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, UToledo Director of Athletic Bands:  andrew.rhodes@utoledo.edu.

  • Drumline - Final auditions for the 2019 season will take place July 13, 10am-6pm, in the UToledo Center for the Performing Arts on UToledo's Main Campus. 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 - Final call-back auditions for the 2019 season will take place Saturday, July 13, 11am-4pm, in the UToledo Student Rec Center! Please bring a COMPLETED WAIVER with you. (Parent/guardian signature is required if you are still under 18.) 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 2019 season have been completed. 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 2019 season have been completed. If you have questions regarding Feature Twirler auditions, please contact Dr. Andrew Rhodes, UToledo Director of Athletic Bands: andrew.rhodes@utoledo.edu.

2019 RMB Leadership

CONGRATULATIONS to the Student Leadership of the 2019 Rocket Marching Band!

Drum Majors – Jacob Shephard (Northwood HS, OH), Austin Taylor (Rossford HS, OH) & Ashley Venrick (Berne Union HS, Sugar Grove, OH)

Piccolo – Maddy Silveous (Swanton HS, OH) & Regan Simon (Perrysburg HS, OH)
Clarinet – Emily Dearth (Woodhaven HS, Brownstown, MI) & Matthew Martinez (Paulding HS, OH)
Alto Saxophone – Sam Anadiotis (Marion L. Steele HS, Amherst, OH) & Enrico Tabernero (Perrysburg HS, OH)
Tenor Saxophone – Nathaniel Ballmer (Fayette HS, OH)
Mellophone – Michael Browder (Perrysburg HS, OH)
Trumpet – Hanna Burks (Mohawk HS, OH), Breanne Crockett (Graham HS, St. Paris, OH), & Lucas Nash (Dundee HS, MI)
Trombone – Alex Cox (London HS, OH)
Baritone – Eric Alexander (Blissfield HS, MI)
Sousaphone – Nick Lorenz (Lakota West HS, West Chester, OH)
Drumline – TBD
Color Guard – Victoria Diesing (Northview HS, Sylvania, OH) & Briennon Saddler (Northmont Senior HS, Englewood, OH)
Dancing Rockettes – Rachel Kersey (St. Ursula Academy, OH) & Allison Russell (Whitmer HS, OH)

 

Last Updated: 9/10/19