In The News

Mentions of the UConn Band in news articles around the web.


History Day Recap

Meg Ennis
On Sunday October 16th, the UCMB took part in the Homecoming Parade. This year’s Homecoming theme was “Music In Storrs.” Following the Parade at noon, UCMB Alumni were invited to...

Bristol Parade 2016

Meg Ennis
This year was the 55th annual Bristol Mum Festival Parade on Sunday, Sept. 25. The University of Connecticut Marching Band marched in it and along with more than 110 other...
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Holly Blanchard crowned Miss New Hampshire

Beauty Pageant News

Twenty-three-year-old Holly Blanchard was crowned Miss New Hampshire 2015 at the Stockbridge Theater in Derry on May 2. Blanchard, a graduate of the University of Connecticut, had been competing in the Miss America system since she began in the Miss New Hampshire’s Outstanding Teen program ten years ago.


Bristol Eastern High band director wins prestigious award

Amy Dauphinais is the current band director at Bristol Eastern High School where she teaches Concert Band, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Music Theory, Music History and Piano.

Gabriella Medvick

Gabriella Medvick Featured on #TwirlerTuesday

Jason Reider
The College Marching Bands Facebook page interviewed freshman twirler Gabriella Medvick as part of their series.
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Funky Dawgz’ Big Easy Path to Brass Band Music

The Funky Dawgz Brass Band creates a new Husky Brand of New Orleans brass band sounds.

Drum Major Tony Pandolfe conducts the UCMB during a Hartford Symphony Orchestra concert at The Bushnell.

HSO Ending Season With A Standing ‘Bolero’

It was an evening of surprises at the symphony. Strange sounds filled the corridors surrounding the Belding Theater at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. Three different stations were set up in the hallway, each having large, resonating automotive parts like gas tanks and mufflers. Appropriate sticks and mallets were provided and people were encouraged to see if they could make music out of these vintage used car parts.

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Local High School Band to March in UConn Championship Parade

Former UCMB Drum Major and Graduate Assistant Amy Bovin Dauphinais and the Bristol Eastern High School Marching Band will march in the 2014 UConn Basketball Championship Victory Parade.

southington brass blast 2013

Brass Blast Returns; Looking for Guinness World Record

UCMB alum and Director of Southing Brass Tim Johnson is leading the “Brass Blast,” a world record attempt for the third year.


School bands see themselves as weapons in the stands in Final Four fight

Friday night’s Final Four throwdown was all about the music.