The University of Akron Bands

Welcome to The University of Akron Bands. On behalf of the 175 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.


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Marching Band Auxiliary and Drum Line Auditions

Spring Football Game

High school seniors are invited to join the UA Marching Band for a spring game day experience! On Saturday, April 27, 2024, grab your instrument and come cheer on the Zips during their spring scrimmage! 

  • Check In: 11:00 a.m. 
    • Guzzetta Hall (157 University Ave.)
  • Welcome Meeting: 11:45 a.m.
  • Rehearsal: 12:00 p.m.
  • Lunch (on your own w/section members): 1:00 p.m.
    • Food options on campus within walking distance will be available for purchase.
  • Meet at Coleman Common: 2:15 p.m.
  • Spring Game Kick Off: 3:00 p.m.
    • InfoCision Stadium


UAMB Color Guard Auditions

  • Sunday, April 28, 2024
  • Registration is required.

Color Guard Information

UAMB Drum Line Auditions

  • Round 1: Video Submission due by Friday, May 3, 2024 at 10 p.m.
  • Round 2: In person audition on UA campus on Saturday, May 11, 2024 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Drum Line Information

UA Symphonic Band Concert

  • Monday, April 29, 2024
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Guzzetta Recital Hall

UA Concert Band Concert

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2024
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Guzzetta Recital Hall

UA Wind Symphony Concert 

  • Wednesday, May 1, 2024
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Guzzetta Recital Hall

Summer Symphonic Band

The University of Akron Summer Symphonic Band is open to any and all students and/or community members (former students, band directors or community members who want to play).

Literature ranges from standard works for wind band to popular and patriotic selections. No audition is required!

Summer Symphonic Band Information

Full School of Music Calendar


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.

Phone: 330-972-6919
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