The 2016 Preseason Schedule is now live! An in depth day by day breakdown of our rehearsal schedule, meal times, performances, and more can be found here.
|New Members, Leadership, Percussion & Color Guard||Saturday, August 20th||8:30am-12:00pm|
|Returning Members||Monday, August 22nd||8:30-11:00am|
The following items will be provided if you don’t have them already:
Other UCMB apparel will be available for order.
If you play the following instruments, you must sign them out at check-in:
Other instruments are available in very limited quantities. If you need one, you must make arrangements with Mr. McNeill before you arrive for preseason.
In almost all cases, you will be moving into the room that the Department of Residential Life has assigned you to for the fall semester. You should bring up everything you will need. Some band members choose to go home and get the rest of the things they need for their room during Labor Day weekend.
Meals during Preseason are provided for all members of the Marching Band until the regular meal service begins. Times and locations of meals vary from day to day. Band members attend meals together; it’s a great time for band members to get to know each other in an informal atmosphere. Meals are an important part of team-building.
Uniforms will be issued during Preseason. Members are responsible for the condition of their uniform and are accountable for the uniform issued to them. You must have a garment bag to be issued a uniform.
Social events are planned several nights after rehearsal and all band members should attend these events. “Spirit Days” are events that unite sections and groups within the band with a fun activity.
Plan on inviting your family, friends, and High School Band Directors to the Preview Show at the Sherman Family Sports Complex. Check back soon for the time and date of this performance! It is a great opportunity for everyone to see what the UCMB has accomplished during preseason and what it will have to offer this fall. (In the event of bad weather, the Preview Show will be held in Jorgensen.)
Freshmen band members are excused from all WOW (Week of Welcome) events.