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.

Click here for our Tentative Fall 2021 Event Schedule!! (updated 03-01-2021)

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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 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) 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 - Audition plans for the 2021 season are underway! Stay tuned for details. 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 - Audition plans for the 2021 season are underway! Distribution of audition prep materials begins Monday,  May 3. Our first summer callback will take place on campus, Saturday, June 19, and final callbacks on July 17. Thorough COVID protocols are in place. 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 will take place live on campus Sunday, April 11. Audition prep clinics will take place on campus Fridays, March 12, 19, & 26, 4-6pm. Thorough COVID protocols are in place. Remote accommodations can be made if contacted in advance. 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 will take place live on campus Saturday, May 1. Thorough COVID protocols are in place. Remote accommodations can be made if contacted in advance.  Click here  for details about audition requirements, and click here to download the audition information form for submission. Questions regarding Feature Twirler auditions should be directed to Erin Curtis, UToledo Twirling Coordinator: curtise3127@gmail.com.

2020 RMB Leadership

THANK YOU to the Student Leadership of the 2020 Rocket Marching Band!

Drum Majors – Michael Browder (Perrysburg HS, OH), Sydney Lent (Bedford Senior HS, Temperance, MI) & Ashley Venrick (Berne Union HS, Sugar Grove, OH)

Piccolo – Maddy Silveous (Swanton HS, OH) & Regan Simon (Perrysburg HS, OH)
Clarinet – Mara Anderson (Paw Paw HS, MI) & Emma Schlageter (Northview HS, Sylvania, OH)
Alto Saxophone – Sam Anadiotis (Marion L. Steele HS, Amherst, OH)
Tenor Saxophone – Michael Fearrington (Whitmer HS, Toledo, OH)
Mellophone – Gabrielle Coon (Otsego HS, Tontogany, OH)
Trumpet – Jacob Forche (Southview HS, Sylvania OH), Bradley Kistner (Anthony Wayne HS, OH), & Jacquelyn Staudinger (Clay HS, Oregon, OH)
Trombone – Maria Eley (Marysville HS, OH) & Jack Schmidt (West Clermont HS, Batavia, OH)
Baritone – Eric Alexander (Blissfield HS, MI)
Sousaphone – Nick Lorenz (Lakota West HS, West Chester, OH)
Drumline – Steven Alvarez (Tippecanoe HS, Tipp City, OH), Brandon Hoskins (Erie, PA), Carson Jess (Oak Harbor HS, OH), Dalton Krueger (Napoleon HS, OH),  
Color Guard – Cecilia Bono (Allen Park HS, MI) & Victoria Diesing (Northview HS, Sylvania, OH)
Dancing Rockettes – Kylie Gawrych (Whitmer HS, Toledo, OH) & Alana Young (Toledo School for the Arts, OH)

 

Last Updated: 3/4/21