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!

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.

EVENTS

UToledo Drum Major Camp
We are thrilled to offer our first UToledo Drum Major Camp in Summer 2021! The camp is designed for area drum majors, grades 9-12, and will run July 19-22. Click here for more information.

High School Band Day 2021
The Rocket Marching Band invites high school marching bands to join them in the Glass Bowl for Band Day 2021, Saturday, September 18, when the Rockets will play host to Colorado State. (Pending state, local, & university health guidelines) Click here for more information.

Tentative Fall 2021 Event Schedule!! (updated 05-29-2021)

Find RMB on Facebook 

2021 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 2021 season are open and being accepted NOW through Friday, July 23, 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 - Our first audition is via video submission due Monday,  May 31. Click here for details about music requirements and submission procedures. Summer call-backs will take place on-campus, Saturday, June 19, and Saturday, July 17. 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 2021 season are underway! Distribution of audition prep materials began May 3. Our first summer call-back will take place on campus, Saturday, June 19, and final call-backs on Saturday, July 17. Remote accommodations can be made if contacted in advance. 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 2021 season are now complete. 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 2021 season are now complete. Congratulations to the Feature Twirlers of the 2021 RMB: Caroline Langfitt (Hoover HS, Canton, OH) & Chloe Schalk (Sylvania Northview, Sylvania, OH)!  Click here for details about past audition requirements. Questions regarding Feature Twirler auditions should be directed to Erin Curtis, UToledo Twirling Coordinator: curtise3127@gmail.com.

2021 RMB Leadership

CONGRATULATIONS to the Student Leadership of the 2021 Rocket Marching Band!

Drum Majors – Walter Book (Ida HS, MI), Sydney Lent (Bedford Senior HS, Temperance, MI) & 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)
Saxophones – Sam Anadiotis (Marion L. Steele HS, Amherst, OH) & Colleen Palmer (Rossford HS, OH)
Mellophone – Gabrielle Coon (Otsego HS, Tontogany, OH)
Trumpet – Jacob Forche (Southview HS, Sylvania OH), Sam Heinze (Genoa Area HS, Genoa, OH), & Jacquelyn Staudinger (Clay HS, Oregon, OH)
Trombone – Noah Driehorst (Bedford Senior HS, Temperance, MI)
Baritone – Brian Matson (Paulding HS, OH)
Sousaphone – Jacob Darr (St. Francis de Sales HS, Toledo, OH)
Drumline – Samuel Yoder (Perrysburg HS, OH),  Cassandra Vogelpohl (Waite HS, Toledo, OH), Spencer Pope (Otsego HS, Tontogany, OH), & Steven Alvarez (Tippecanoe HS, Tipp City, OH)
Color Guard – Cecilia Bono (Allen Park HS, MI)
Dancing Rockettes – Kylie Gawrych (Whitmer HS, Toledo, OH) & Alana Young (Toledo School for the Arts, OH)

 

Last Updated: 11/2/21