In The News

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

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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.

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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.


A Great Performance by UConn’s Funky Dawgz

The Funky Dawgz Brass Band helped Scot Haney and Better Connecticut celebrate Fat Tuesday with “The Saints Go Marching In”.
Chrissy Nadeau ’14 MA, center, leads the East Hampton High School Band as part of a program that invites high school band leaders and their students to practice with the UConn Marching Band so they can learn how to improve their own performance on Sept. 19, 2013. (Juanita Austin ’15 (SFA)/UConn Photo)

Learning to March with Pride

Once or twice each week before their own rehearsals, members of the UCMB provide instruction and assistance to high school and some middle school bands on the finer points of marching band techniques.


Torrington High School alum gets dream job at Notre Dame

A graduate of Torrington High School is making a name for himself in the world of collegiate marching bands.


UConn Drumline Doesn’t Miss a Beat with Sounds of Summer Program

The UConn Drumline got out from behind their drums this week to help instruct young musicians at the annual Sounds of Summer camp.

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How to Stop Hazing

Dr. Mills was quoted as the chairman of the Athletic Band Committee of the College Band Directors National Association in a Halftime Magazine article about how college marching bands can prevent hazing.