Start a new tradition: Perform with the UC Community Band!

Looking to have some fun making making music with friends this summer? Join the UC Community Band! Below are some details about our season from Community Band Manager Kristen Ujvari. Additional questions? Email Kristen at kris2006@gmail.com.
  • Who: You!
  • First rehearsal: Wednesday, May 4
  • Rehearsals: Wednesday evenings through July
  • Time: 7-9pm
  • Directors: Bob Bass (Mason) and Andy Randall (Middletown)
  • Location: Rockwern Band Center on the University of Cincinnati Main Campus (147 Corry Blvd, Cincinnati, OH 45219)
  • Cost: $10 annual fee
  • Uniform: $15 one time cost for a UCCB shirt. Note: Already have one from last year? You are good to go! Dress for concerts includes this shirt with all black (pants, socks, shoes, belt and undershirt).
  • Parking: You can park on any streets in Clifton (meters usually stop at 6pm) or you can park in a garage which will have a parking fee. More info on the campus garages is available here.
  • Instruments: Need an instrument? Please contact Kristen right away per her email above.
  • Next steps: Come to practice, bring friends (consider sharing this awesome UCCB tear-off poster with them), bring your instrument and have fun!
Concerts:

Bearcat Bands Bowling Mixer

Greetings Bearcats! I am currently working with the undergrad band to put together a social activity for alumni and undergraduate members. This will be a great time to get to better know some fellow band members, past and present. We are currently looking at bowling at Newport on the Levee on Sunday, February 21st in the early afternoon. This date works best for the undergraduate members since we have to work around basketball schedules, rehearsals, and a host of other band events. If you are interested in this event, please let me know by *Friday, February 5th*.  We will need to reserve lanes ahead of time and put down a 50% deposit, so it’s essential we have an accurate count of who will be attending. We are planning to bowl from 1-3pm and the cost will be *approximately* $15 including your games and shoes. The exact cost will change based on the number of people per lane, as we will be paying a flat fee per lane, per hour. Please understand that because we are prepaying half the cost of the lanes, it is essential to accurately RSVP on time. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at brianmpack@gmail.com or call/text at 513-520-2379. Thank you! Brian Pack

It’s Homecoming week!

Just a few updates for everyone as we kick off Homecoming week!
RegistrationKeep on registering! Under 10 spots available for the Reunion! https://www.ucalumniband.org/homecoming
 
Rehearsal: Join us at 4:30pm on Friday night for a rehearsal at the band room. We will spend an hour running through the school songs and the feature song as well.
Reunion attendeesDon't forget to bring cash for the bar and scholarship raffle. Also, don't forget that dinner will be pay-your-own-way so be sure you have payment ready for that. Appetizers to be provided. The fun begins at 6pm at Montgomery Inn. Also, bring your camera as we might have a fun surprise guest joining us again! 🙂
 
Updated Gameday ScheduleHere is a slightly amended gameday schedule with our new food break. We will provide breakfast and lunch. Again, please realize this is subject to change.
  • 6:30-7:30am - Registration and breakfast in Rockwern Band Center
  • Time TBD - Possible percussion rehearsal (to be decided by group, will be communicated if happening, may just be at beginning of rehearsal)
  • ~7:30am - Music rehearsal and UCBAA meeting
  • 8:30am - Head out to field for joint rehearsal with combined bands
  • 9am - Joint on-field rehearsal with combined bands
  • Post- on-field rehearsal - Time on your own
  • Noon - Head over and line-up for the parade
  • 12:30~1pm - Parade around campus
  • Post-parade - Food break at Alumni Center (provided) /Catwalk/Bearcat Bands Sigma Sigma Concert
  • ~3:30pm - March with the band from the Sigma Sigma concert into the stadium (MUST BE ON TIME TO GET INTO NIPPERT)
  • ~4pm - Pregame performance at Nippert
  • 4:30pm - Gametime and stand tunes in the stands
  • Post-game - Head back to Rockwern Band Center, turn in instruments, music and borrowed jerseys
Uniform: Please plan to wear black pants (no jeans), black socks, a black belt, black shoes and a black undershirt. Please plan to bring your red Alumni Band jackets (any version will work) as well as a black UC hat. If you do not have one, we have access to additional extra black hats for Gameday.
Instruments: If you marked down that you need an instrument, we will have one for you unless you have heard otherwise. Please bring your own mouthpieces, brass, as we do not have any for you. Please contact Tony Grismayer  at anthony.grismayer@gmail.com with instrument questions.
Gameday Tickets: We will be picking up all purchased marching member tickets on Thursday. If you purchased guest tickets, those should have already come in the mail or will be available at the box office per the separate instructions you received.
For all other details, please visit https://www.ucalumniband.org/homecoming