Welcome to the UCA Bands Website

UCA Bands

Whether you are a first time visitor or already a friend of the band, you will find a lot of information about the UCA Bands here on our site.  Our strength is the diversity of the programs and ensembles we offer our students.  Students get world-class opportunities with a personal connection.  We offer a comprehensive program of three concert bands, three jazz ensembles, our Bear Marching Band, the Purple Rage Pep Band, and a wide variety of chamber ensembles. Our wind and percussion faculty are internationally recognized for their artistry and teaching.  Unique to our band program is the close interaction of the applied faculty with our entire program.  YOU BELONG to the UCA band family.

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Attention 2018 BMB Members!!!

Use this link to access everything you need to know for Band Camp 2018 including the tentative BMB Camp schedule.  Camp begins on Sunday, August 12, 2018 with fall dorm move-in. The Bear Marching Band pre-season band camp is mandatory for all BMB students.  Information has been emailed to all members.  If you are a member of the Fall 2018 BMB, and did not receive an information email, contact Mr. Brantley Douglas immediately!  See you August 12th.  Go Bears!

Audition music for chair placement in the Fall 2018 Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band is now available!

All music majors are REQUIRED to audition for a concert ensemble. Music minors and interested non-majors are invited to audition.  Click here to access the music for the auditions.


Phantom Regiment 2018 Drum Major and Drumline Camp, July 22-25, UCA campus. 

July 24 & 25 Phantom Regiment will rehearse in Estes Stadium and other areas around the UCA campus.  All rehearsals are open to the public.

 Congratulations to….

The UCA Trombone ensemble, “The Natural Slides,” has been invited to perform at the 2018 MidWest Band and Orchestra Clinic, December 2018.  Guest Artists will be UCA Percussion Professor, Dr. Blake Tyson, and University of North Texas trombone professor, and UCA alumni, Mr. Tony Baker.  Congratulations to director Dr. Justin Cook and the trombone studio.

 UCA Band Auditions: 

Prospective Student Application Form

For more information about scholarships and joining the band, click here.  For more information about the UCA Band, contact Dr. Ricky Brooks



Sunday, August 12: Dorm move-in day for BMB members, and the 1st day of BMB pre-season rehearsals.

Monday, August 20:  Woodwind chair placement auditions for the Fall UCA Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band. 1pm-Flutes/Double Reeds      3:30pm-Saxophones, Clarinets/Low Clarinets

Tuesday, August 21:  Brass chair placement auditions for the Fall UCA Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band.  1pm-Trumpets/Horns   3:30pm Tenor/bass Trombones, Euphonium/Tubas

Wednesday , August 22:  1pm-Percussion chair placement auditions for the Fall UCA Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band.

Wednesday, August 22: Time TBA–Bear Marching Band Cook-out!

Thursday, August 23:  First day of classes