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2017 BMB Color Guard Auditions – Saturday, March 11.  Results posted soon.

2017 BMB Feature Twirler Auditions – Saturday, April 8.  Click here to register!

2017 BMB Drumline Placement Auditions – Saturday, April 8.  Click here to register for the auditions! Click here to get the drumline audition audition music

2017 BMB Performance Dates!!!!

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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, Bearly Contained Indoor Drumline/Colorguard, 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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UCA Wind Ensemble Concert at Springdale High School 

will be Monday night, February 6th, 6:30pm.  The SHS Wind Ensemble, directed by Russell Robinson, will perform the first half of the concert, followed by the UCA Wind Ensemble.  The UCA program will feature several UCA faculty as soloists…Blake Tyson, percussion, Jackie Lamar, saxophone, and Gail Robertson, euphonium.  The concert is free and open to the public.

UCA Symphonic Band Concert will recognize 50 years of service from Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma

The University of Central Arkansas Symphonic Band will hold its first concert of 2017 on Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. The concert, the only performance of the academic school year that features just the Symphonic Band, is free and open to the public.

In addition to the regular concert, the Symphonic Band will recognize chapters of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma fraternities for 50 years of service at UCA. Members and alumni from both fraternities will join the Symphonic Band in playing “Rondo Jubiloso” by John Zdechilk, a piece commissioned for the 57th anniversary of the Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma National Intercollegiate Band. Brantley Douglas, associate director of bands and director of athletic bands, who will conduct the piece, said he looked forward to working with the alums of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma.“These organizations have been a vital part of the ongoing success of the band program here, and I am honored to be able to recognize them at this concert,” Douglas said.

The band will play five additional selections: “RS-1” by Lamont Down, conducted by graduate student Nathan Rakow; “A Bernstein Tribute” to commemorate the 99th birthday of Leonard Bernstein; “Come Sweet Death” by J.S. Bach, conducted by graduate student Mykala Parker; “I’m Seventeen Come Sunday” by Percy Grainger; and “Satiric Dances” by Norman Dello Joio.

For additional information, contact Brantley Douglas at 501-450-5022 or bdouglas@uca.edu.

BEST WISHES to…

all students auditioning for the Arkansas All-State Band on Saturday, February 4th!  May the “4th” be with you.

CONGRATULATIONS to…

the UCA Saxophone Ensemble for selection to perform at the NASA conference at Oklahoma State University, March 2017.  

The UCA Trombone Ensemble for their upcoming performance at the Texas State Trombone Symposium, February 2017.

The UCA Wind Ensemble…

can be heard on the new Charles Booker, Roger Cichy CD “Glorious Journey,”  on Mark Records.  The UCA Wind Ensemble recorded the title cut for the CD, “Glorious Journey,” by Charles Booker.  The recording of “Crossover,” commissioned by the UCA Band for the Centennial Anniversary of the band, can be heard on composer David Gillingham’s webpage http://gillinghammusic.com/compositions.

Watch our UCA Music Department video HERE!