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.


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 30, 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 select Saturdays, on-campus, in May, June, & July, 10am-6pm. Click here for details about music requirements and submission procedures. For those unable to attend our Spring Clinics, preview videos should be submitted prior to the first audition date you attend. 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 take place on select Saturdays, on-campus, in April, May, & June, 11am-5pm. 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 2023 season will take place Sunday,  April 30, 9am, on the UToledo Main Campus. 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 will take place Saturday, April 22, 11am, on the UToledo Main Campus. For details and to register by Saturday, April 1, 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: 2/24/23