UToledo Band Program

THE ROCKET MARCHING BAND

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.

EVENTS

2024 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 2024 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 2024 season will take place on-campus: One Saturday each in May, June, & July, 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 2024 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 2024 season will take place in-person in late April/early May. 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 - Initial audition applications and videos for the 2024 season must be submitted by Monday, March 18. Invited, in-person auditionswill take place Saturday, April 20. For full details about the audition process, visit the audition webpage:
    https://www.utoledo.edu/bands/ourbands/marching/Feature-Twirler-Auditions.html
     Questions?? Contact Erin Fabiilli, UToledo Twirling Coordinator: efabiilli@gmail.com.

2023 RMB Leadership

Thank you to the Student Leadership of the 2023 Rocket Marching Band!!

Drum Majors – Colleen Palmer (Rossford HS, OH) & Morgan Skaggs (Lakeside HS, Ashtabula, OH)

Piccolo – Mary Olnhausen (Bedford Senior HS, Temperance, MI) & Taylor Wurster (Whitmer HS, Toledo, OH)
Clarinet – Mara Anderson (Paw Paw HS, MI) & Brendan Frey (Gibsonburg HS, OH)
Alto Saxophone – Raymond Loyal (L'Anse Creuse HS North, Macomb, MI) & Shundrick Parker (West Carrollton HS, Dayton, OH)
Tenor Saxophone – Lucas McLaughlin (St. Francis de Sales HS, Toledo, OH)
Mellophone
– Emma Heeke (Smithville HS, OH)
Trumpet – Lucas Flanagan (Bellbrook HS, OH), DJ Loyer (Whitmer HS, Toledo, OH), & Wesley Wineinger (Southview HS, Sylvania, OH)
Trombone – Kodi Albright (Wauseon HS, OH) & Noah Driehorst (Bedford Senior HS, Temperance, MI)
Baritone – Xavier Robida (Lorain HS, OH)
Sousaphone – Jared Sippy (Lakota West HS, West Chester, OH)
Drumline – Wil East (Maumee HS, OH), Darquan Garth (Bowsher HS, Toledo, OH), Thomus Maples (Fitzgerald HS, Warren, MI), & Ethan Shively (Evergreen HS, Metamora, OH)
Color Guard – Montana Marsh (Start HS, Toledo, OH) & Rachel Trader (Start HS, Toledo, OH)
Dancing Rockettes – Allison Beale (Springfield HS, Holland, OH) & Cassidy Szymanski (Springfield HS, Holland, OH)

 

Last Updated: 2/4/24