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see blue. U Wildcat Marching Band see blue. U Wildcat Marching Band Presentation Transcript

  • University of Kentucky
  • Who We Are • Entertaining thousands of fans with our spirited, high-energy performances, the Wildcat Marching Band enjoys a national reputation as one of the finest collegiate marching bands in the country. • The Wildcat Marching Band provides a pep band for every away game in the Southeastern Conference and travels with the full band to one away game each year. • The basketball pep band was recently a part of the 2011 NCAA Final Four and the 2012 NCAA Basketball tournament where UK won their 8th National Championship. • The WMB is the embodiment of school spirit and what it means to be a part of Big Blue Nation!
  • Who Can Be in the WMB? • Flute / Piccolo • Clarinet • Saxophone • Trumpet • Mellophone • Trombone • Baritone • Tuba • Drumline • Snare Drum • Quads • Bass Drum • Cymbals • Colorguard The Wildcat Marching Band is open to anyone who wants to participate. If you can perform on any of the following, we would love to have you:
  • What About My Major? • The Wildcat Marching Band has students from nearly every academic major on campus. More than 70% of the WMB are majoring in something other than music. • Also, the Wildcat Marching Band has some of the highest GPA’s on campus. In addition, the WMB’s grade point average is higher than the campus average, proving that you can be in band and still get great grades. Do I have Time? • YES! We rehearse three days a week (MWF, from 5 – 7 p.m.) and on game days. No additional rehearsals are scheduled.
  • Why Join? • You get a chance to keep performing in front of crowds of thousands every weekend. • You will have hundreds of friends before the first day of school. • You get to travel all over the country, doing what you love. • You will make friendships that will last a lifetime.
  • How Much Does It Cost? • The costs of participating in the marching band are minimal. In fact, most students pay more for books for a single class than they pay for marching band supplies. • The University of Kentucky provides the financial support for the band. There is generally no expense for being in the band except for the purchase of minimal required attire (between $100 -150) and uniform shoes (approximately $35). Band members do NO FUNDRAISING. • UK Band members do NO FUNDRAISING
  • Are There Scholarships? • YES! Thanks to the university’s commitment to having one of the best marching bands in the country, the administration has committed to making sure that everyone in the Wildcat Marching Band gets some kind of scholarship. • In Addition, students who play in pep bands get paid $20 per service for women’s basketball and women’s volleyball games. Most students who participate in pep band make hundreds of dollars a year for simply playing in basketball / volleyball band, which is open to anyone who would like to participate.
  • How Do I Join? • First, register for the class (MUC 190) • Sign up for an audition on the UK Bands’ website: www.ukbands.org • Audition Winds – Winds can set up an audition anytime during the summer with Mr. Atchison. You can even do it while you are here today! Percussion – Auditions take place during Early Week Band Camp Color Guard – Auditions normally take place during Early Week Band Camp, but can be arranged earlier as well.