University of Akron Bands   

Welcome to The University of Akron Bands. On behalf of the 300 music majors in the School of Music, and countless other academic majors represented in our band program, we want you to become a member of the UA Bands. Every ensemble in our program is open to ALL students regardless of your academic major.  Students who are enrolled at Wayne College are also eligible to participate in the UA Bands.

We invite you to contact us if you have any additional questions about the UA Bands. Please feel free to peruse the answers to some of our more Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Concert Bands and Athletic Bands.

Ohio's Pride, UA's marching bandDON'T MISS

Upcoming events

  • UA JUNIOR SENIOR DAY - Saturday, Oct. 15
    Spend a day with "Ohio's Pride," the UA Marching Band at a home football game.
    See how to register and the schedule
    Clinics and Concert featuring UA Symphonic Band & Clarinet Faculty, Dr. Kristina Jones-Belisle and Joseph Minocchi.  Concert is free and open to the public
    See how to register and the schedule
  • OHIO BAND DIRECTORS CONFERENCE - Friday - Saturday, Dec. 2-3
    Concerts and clinics featuring UA Concert Bands, Westlake H.S., Lowellville M.S. & H.S., guest composer, Mark Camphouse and OBDC Honor Band - Michael Golemo, guest conductor.
    Honor Band Audition Info & Conference Schedule.

UA Bands Gala Concert with guest conductor Kenneth G. Bloomquist

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
7:30 p.m. E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall

BloomquistJoin us as we celebrate the life and legacy of Robert D. Jorgensen in a UA Bands Gala Concert, featuring The University of Akron University, Concert and Symphonic Bands.  Professor Kenneth G. Bloomquist, Director of Bands, Emeritus - Michigan State University (inset) will be in residence and conduct several of Mr. Jorgensen’s favorite works with each of the UA Concert Bands.  

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