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Help the Mighty Sound of Maryland get the Best Band Van in the Land

The band has just launched a new crowdfunding event to raise funds for a new Band Van, which they desperately need. 

Director Rich Sparks is excited about the effort.  "Campus has invited us to raise funds on this campus-sponsored fundraising event online.  We have spent a great deal of time talking about this with the new Leadership of the Marching Band, and we are confident that this program can work for us.  As a result of our working with the campus Development Office on this project, we have their full attention for the first time in my 30 years here on campus."  

The program launched on April 18th, and will close on May 18th.  Donors should donate in the specific name of a current band member.  If you don't know a current band member, please donate in the name of L. Richmond Sparks.  For more information about the program, or to donate, please go to:

https://www.launch.umd.edu

Alumni Pep Band for Winter Session 2013-2014

This is an 'all call' for your participation with the Basketball Pep Band.  From December 21st - January 19th, we are inviting Maryland Band Alumni to bring your instruments and perform with the Maryland Pep Band for all Men's and Women's Basketball home games.  This window is for a limited time – only until January 19th – so take advantage!

 

All Men's and Women's games have a call time of 45 minutes prior to tip-off, with the downbeat 30 minutes prior (i.e., in your seats, ready to play).  We ask that everyone wear a red collared shirt and jeans. 

 

Alumni Needed for Maryland Basketball Pep Band December 21, 2012 - January 17, 2013

This is an 'all call' for your participation with the Basketball Pep Band.  From December 21st - January 17th, we are inviting Maryland Band Alumni to bring your instruments and perform with the Maryland Pep Band for all Men's and Women's Basketball home games.  This window is for a limited time – only until January 17th – so take advantage!

 

Alumni Needed for Maryland Basketball 12/14 - 1/24

Alumni Needed for Maryland Basketball Pep Band 12/14-1/19

Maryland Band Alumni!

 

This is an 'all call' for your participation with the basketball pep band.  Beginning December 14th, we are making available all Men's and Women's Basketball Games for Maryland Band Alumni to come, bring their instrument, and perform with the the Pep Band.  This window is for limited time, so take advantage.  We will have to close the window after January 24th!  We do have a new routine upon entry to the Comcast Center, so please call ahead to get that information - phone 301-405-5543.  We need at least two days notice in order to get your name on the roster to be checked in at the door.  

 

TerpsChoice - Help the Band Get New Uniforms

Help the Mighty Sound of Maryland get new band uniforms by participating in TerpsChoice, the university's new social giving effort that seeks to make a big impact through small contributions.  

Go to http://terpschoice.umd.edu to make your gift in any amount from $10 to $250.  You can vote/donate as many times as you'd like between Feb. 1 and April 30, but only once per day.  All of the money donated by the end of the campaign will go to the cause that receives the most votes.

The minimum donation amount per vote is $10.  If you'd like to donate more than $10, we recommend you make the minimum donation once per day, so you can cast several votes over several days.  

If you're a Tweeter or Facebooker, please help spread the word to family and friends to get us over the top.  

Remember - your vote won't count unless you make a donation at the same time.  There isn't much time left, so make your TerpsChoice today. 

Homecoming 2011 is October 15th

Homecoming will be October 15, 2011, Maryland vs. Clemson.  Make sure to Save the Date now!!

Maryland Day @ CSPAC

April 30, 2011
Time: 
10:30 am

Maryland Community Band Kicks Off Band Fun at Maryland Day

Are you attending Maryland Day 2011?  If so, stop by the Band Room Lawn for the Maryland Community Band concert at 10:30 AM, and bring your kids to the Instrument Petting Zoo in the Wakefield Band Room directly following the concert.  Who knows, you may find you have a prodigy!  Stay for other musical performances.  Click on Maryland Day 2011 for more information. 

 

Winter Alumni Basketball Pep Bands

We wanted to let you know that alumni are needed to play at both Mens and Womens basketball games from December 22 through January 23. We are especially needed for the two games on the day of the Military Bowl.

Here is the schedule from December 22 – January 23:

Dec 22 – Men vs. NJIT @ 8pm
Dec 28 – Women vs. La Salle @ Noon
Dec 29 – Women vs. Liberty/St. John's @ 11:30 am
(Update 12/24: If you already signed up, no problem — you can still play, but the kids will also cover those two games)

Dec 29 – Men vs. North Florida @ 8pm
Jan 4 – Men vs. Colgate @ 8pm
Jan 13 – Women vs. Boston College @ 7pm
Jan 20 – Men vs. Virginia Tech @ 9pm
Jan 22 – Men vs. Clemson @ 2:30 pm
Jan 23 – Women vs. North Carolina @ 5pm

Call times: Be ready to play 30 minutes prior for Women, 45 minutes prior for Men games.