The 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.



UA Clinic Day

Oct. 18, 2020
Woodwinds | 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Brass & Percussion | 2:30 - 4 p.m.

UA Bands invite high school musicians and band directors to join our esteemed Applied Wind and Percussion Faculty for an afternoon of virtual clinic sessions. Professional Development Credit is available for directors.

Registration deadline:

  • Friday, Oct. 16 (11:59 p.m.)
  • You must register to be emailed the link to join the event via Zoom.

See details & register now

Ohio Band Directors Conference

Dec. 5, 2020
3 - 5 p.m.

Join the UA Band for the 49th annual Ohio Band Directors Conference. This year's event will be presented virtually, and will feature performances by the UA Wind Symphony Band, Symphony Band, Concert Band, and the High School Honor Band.* Professional Development Credit is available for directors.

See OBDC details & register now

*The Virtual High School Honor Band is comprised of high school musicians who perform during the OBDC. Students must register and receive recommendation from their director to participate.

See details & deadlines here


Contact us if you have any questions about our UA Bands or review some of our more Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Concert Bands and Athletic Bands.

Contact us

Phone: 330-972-6919
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