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 students in all majors.

We hope you take a look around, and do not hesitate 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.


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Summer Symphonic BandLockThreePark_7-4-09
Sunday - Thursday, June 12-16
Concert at Akron’s Lock 3 Park
Thursday, June 16, 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Galen S. Karriker and Mr. Andrew D. Feyes,conductors 

Receive college credit with no tuition cost - pay only fees!

Rehearsals/Performance: 
Sunday, June 12, 4-6:30 p.m.
Monday-Wednesday, June 13-15, 6-9 p.m.
Concert at Lock 3 Thursday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m.

Sign up online at My Akron, Summer 5-week 1
7510:130:481 undergraduate
7510:630:481 graduate
For more information, please call the Band Office at 330-972-6919.


Summer Band CampJr high band camp
June 20-24, 2016
For students entering 7th - 10th grades

Camp Directors:
Galen Karriker, Director of Bands
Andrew Feyes, Assistant Director of Bands

Work with conductors and faculty from The University of Akron School of Music and area professionals.

CAMP ACTIVITIES
• Band rehearsals with camp directors.
• Sectionals and technique classes.
• Recitals by UA faculty and students.
• Students will perform a concert at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 24, for family and friends.

CAMP OPTIONS
1) Commuter student:  $250 - lunch included.
2) Overnight student:   $475 - all meals, housing and extracurricular activities.

Click here to download application.

Application forms must be completed before the camper is permitted to attend.

Call 330-972-6919 or e-mail uabands@uakron.edu for more information.