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1st Chair Honor Band Registration Open

Meg Ennis
Attention all high school band directors – registration for the 2017 UConn “1st Chair” Honor Band Festival & Director’s Clinic is open! Nominate your very best students and join us...

1st Chair Honor Band

Meg Ennis

The registration and nomination process for 1st Chair Honor Band is coming up this month! Directors are asked to nominate their very best players.


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...

UCMB Staff Additions

Shiv Patel
Special Announcements from Dr. Mills! For years we have been requesting another full-time staff member for the UCMB. With 300+ members in the marching band and pep bands for men’s...

2016 Upper Leadership

Aaron Embacher
UConn Marching Band Directors Dr. David Mills and Mr. Marvin McNeill are pleased to announce the drum majors and band captains for the 2016 UCMB! All of this year’s candidates...

2016 Band Council Officers

Aaron Embacher
The University of Connecticut Marching Band is pleased to announce its 2016 Band Council officers and representatives! The new council will be sworn in at the annual band banquet on...

Donate Your Used Instruments to Kids in Need!

Aaron Embacher
Do you have an instrument you no longer use? Would you like to donate your instrument to an organization dedicated to providing musical opportunities for children? If so, the sisters...
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2015 Upper Leadership

Jason Reider

The UCMB is pleased to announce its upper leadership team for the 2015 season.

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Alumni Spotlight: Jess VonVillas

Jason Reider
Introducing one of the UCMB’s fantastic Graduate Assistants and former Drum Major, Jessica VonVillas! Before she came back to the UCMB, she was living in North Carolina and teaching in a...