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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2018 BMB Pre-Season Camp

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.


2018 UCA Bands Fall Semester Performance Calendar here

Football games…band concerts…BMB exhibition performance…BMB trip to Univ. of Tulsa…it’s all there!

 UCA Band Audition & Scholarship Information: 

Please fill out and submit the: Student Application Form.   For information about scholarships and joining the band, click here.  For more information about the UCA Band, contact Dr. Ricky Brooks
2018-19 Scholarship Audition Days: December 7, January 25, February 22, March 8, March 29


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 High School Honors Wind Ensemble Clinic, November 29 & 30, 2018, with composer Robert Sheldon  

Clinic Information    2018 Clinic Application

The annual University of Central Arkansas Honors Wind Ensemble Clinic, Thursday and Friday, November 29 & 30 , 2018, will be held in the Reynolds Performance Hall and Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the UCA campus.  High school students have the opportunity to perform advanced music in a true wind ensemble setting with composer Robert Sheldon.  The two-day event will include rehearsals with Mr. Sheldon, a final concert, admission to the UCA Band Extravaganza! Thursday evening, a t-shirt, and master classes with the UCA faculty.