2015 Official BMB Pictures!

Welcome to the 2015 – 16 School Year!

FALL 2015 Calendar of Events


Welcome to the website for the UCA Bands. 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, 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.




The Bear Marching Band

began the 2015 season with dorm move-in day on August 9th, followed by pre-season camp.  The BMB’s first performance will be at the Oklahoma State/UCA football game, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, September 12.  On the way to Stillwater, the BMB will perform Friday night, September 11, at the Southside High School football game, Ft. Smith.  OSU/ UCA FOOTBALL TICKETS ARE ON SALE:  call the UCA athletic ticket office, 852-2234, 12pm – 4pm.

The 2015 UCA High School Honors Wind Ensemble Clinic click here 

will be held Thursday and Friday, December 3 & 4, 2015.  Composer STEVEN BRYANT will be the conductor.  Student applications and director nomination forms will be available soon.

The UCA Wind Ensemble

can be heard on the new Charles Booker, Roger Cichy CD “Glorious Journey,” just released this spring by Mark Records.  The UCA Wind Ensemble recorded the title cut for the CD, “Glorious Journey,” by Charles Booker.

The UCA Wind Ensemble

world premiere recording of “Crossover,” commissioned 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!