Open House

For New Members of the 2019 UCMB

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*Please note, there will be no Open House held during the 2021 Summer. The following is provided as an example of typical activities from the 2019 event.*

Saturday » July 13, 2019 » 9:00 AM

The UConn Marching Band will host an open house for new members on Saturday, July 13th. New members will get an inside look at being a part of The Pride of Connecticut! The day will begin with an informational meeting. Throughout the day, we will begin to teach the basics of our marching style and play through some music for the upcoming season. Although attendance is not mandatory, it is strongly encouraged to offer new members a head start. Parents and family members are welcome to attend.

  • Discover that you can successfully perform in a college band
  • Learn how the UCMB will enhance your academic experience at UConn
  • Have questions answered by students and parents
  • Make friends before the first day of preseason
  • Begin learning our style of music
  • Preview our music

On June 8, June 29, and August 3, the UCMB will be holding a camp for drumline, front ensemble, color guard, and leadership training. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Schedule of Events

9:00 am Check-In and Reception
von der Mehden Recital Hall
9:30 am Overview of the day and Informational Session
(band season, academics, and expectations)
Parents are welcome and encouraged to stay.
10:30 am Marching Techniques
Sherman Sports Complex
10:45 am Parents Q&A session with UCMB Parents
von der Mehden Recital Hall
12:00 pm Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm Music Rehearsal
Music Building – Room 102
2:45 pm Final Wrap-Up and Discussion
von der Mehden Recital Hall
3:30 pm Introductory Brass Conversion (optional)Woodwinds or percussionists switching to brass (or thinking about it) are invited to this special session to learn the basics!