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.


Zippy's All-star Marching Band

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High School events/auditions

Zippy’s All-Star Marching Band

  • Saturday, Oct. 15

Junior / Senior Day with the UA Marching Band

  • Saturday, Oct. 29

OBDC High School Honor Band (student audition)

  • Deadline: Monday, Oct. 24 – Deadline for student to submit recordings.
  • Students that participate in the Honor Band will be conducted by Verena Mosenbichler-Bryant, Director of the Duke University Wind Symphony.

*NEW* OBDC All-Star Band (director recommended)

New this year, the All-Star Band is comprised of director recommended students, no audition is necessary to participate in this ensemble band.

  • Deadline: Monday, Oct. 24 – Deadline for student to submit interest form.
  • With your interest form, we will contact your director for their recommendation on your behalf.

Trumpet and Horn Day

  • Wednesday, Nov. 9

OBDC Conference Dec 2022

  • This year’s conference will be held in the UA Student Union and we are thrilled to announce the 2022 OBDC Guest Composer and Guest Conductor, Steven Bryant.

See OBDC Conference details 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.

Phone: 330-972-6919
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