"Ohio's Pride" Marching Band
Membership is open to ALL students, regardless of academic major.
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The University of Akron Marching Band “Ohio’s Pride” serves as the musical representative of University of Akron spirit for home and at select away Zips football games. The band combines exciting musical arrangements, contemporary show design and outstanding visual routines into a truly spectacular pre-game and half-time performance.
The Zips Marching Band is comprised of students from nearly every academic major on campus, and wherever they travel they are the goodwill ambassadors for the University, both through the excellence of their performance, and the character and spirit of the students who embody “Ohio’s Pride.”
Membership is open to all students (including Wayne Campus), regardless of academic major. There is no audition for wind players (woodwind and brass) and auditions for the colorguard, drumline and twirlers are held each spring.
Membership also fulfills the physical education requirement at The University of Akron. Starting in 2015, each member of the band will receive a $1,000 stipend for participation in the Zips Marching Band.
Benefits of becoming a member include:
- $1,000 yearly stipend for Marching Band members!
- Be an ambassador for the School of Music and UA
- Travel in support of UA Bands and Athletics
- Experience camaraderie and develop life-long friendships
- School spirit for Akron Zips Athletics
- Fulfills the physical education requirement at The University of Akron
Pre-Season Camp Information
- Pre-Season Camp begins one week before the start of fall semester
- ALL members report on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
- UA Band students with confirmed housing assignments move into their residence hall at the beginning of camp – food contracts begin at this time as well
- Detailed Pre-Season and 2017 Season Schedules available in August
Fun Facts About “Ohio’s Pride”
- Nearly every academic major on campus is represented in “Ohio’s Pride”
- Approximately 40 percent of the band are music majors
- The band learns a new half-time show (music and drill) for every home game!
- Nearly 20 percent are engineering majors
- Student leadership opportunities are available after one year of membership
Contact UA Bands
GAME DAY SCHEDULE
5 hours before kick-off
AKRON ZIPS SPIRIT-WALK
2 hours before kick-off
1:30 hours before kick-off (Coleman Common)
“OHIO’S PRIDE” SPIRIT RALLY
1:10 hours before kick-off (Coleman Common)
MARCH TO STADIUM
55 minutes before kick-off (through Zips Fest)
25 minutes before kick-off (InfoCision)
during game (InfoCision)
after game (InfoCision)
MARCH TO STILE FIELDHOUSE
after post-game (Vine Street)