University of Akron Bands     


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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 any student registered at The University of Akron, regardless of academic major.

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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Upcoming events

Ohio Band Directors Conference
Dec. 4-5, 2015

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High School Band Clinic Festival
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016

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Fondly remembering Professor Emeritus
Robert D. Jorgensen

Robert D. JorgensenProfessor of Music Emeritus and Director of Bands Emeritus Robert D. Jorgensen, who led the university's bands for 26 years, passed away July 4, 2015, doing what he loved. He was conducting the Freedom Brass Band during a Fourth of July celebration in downtown Akron when he fell ill.

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