UA Marching Band

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 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 Ensembles and Athletic Bands.

The University of Akron

Symphonic Band - conducted by Galen Karriker.

Concert Band - conducted by Andrew Feyes.

University Band - conducted by Galen Karriker, Laurie Lafferty, Andrew Feyes and graduate assistants.

Marching Band - conducted by Galen Karriker and Andrew Feyes.

Blue and Gold - conducted by Galen Karriker and Andrew Feyes.

Participation in band is by audition. For details, call the Band Office at 330-972-6919.


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Join Summer Symphonic Community Band and perform at Lock 3 this summer!

First rehearsal Tuesday, June 16

Rehearse Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 - 9 p.m.

(Thursday, July 2 off)

Receive college credit with no tuition cost - pay only fees!  Additional one-time registration fee applies for non-UA students.

Concert at Akron’s Lock 3, 

Thursday, July 16, 7:30 p.m.

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

Summer 8-week 1

7510:130:481 undergraduate

7510:630:481 graduate

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