UCA Bands | Official website for the University of Central Arkansas bands


Newest UCA_Band_Cent. Webpage2014-UCA Band’s Centennial Year!

UCA Band Turns

100 Years Old

 1914 – 2014

Calendar of Centennial Events – Spring 2014

2014 Twirler/Color Guard/Drumline Audition Info


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.


UCA Wind Ensemble to perform at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, Texas, April 13, 2014, 3pm.  The concert is part of the UCA Band Centennial Celebration. The Wind Ensemble will perform the same program at a “home” concert at the Donald Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA Campus, on Thursday night, April 17, 7:30pm.  Both concerts are free and open to the public.   Program

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Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

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David Gillingham, Composer-in-Residence, April 16-17, 2014

Sessions open to students/directors/public:

Wednesday, April 16 – 4:00pm “Meet the composer” forum with the composer
Thursday, April 17 – 1:40pm Lecture/seminar for students, directors, and faculty.  7:30pm – Wind Ensemble Concert in Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA campus.  A post-concert reception with Dr. Gillingham


Watch our UCA Music Department video HERE!

The Conway Community Band

Dixie Band Camp website