Maryland Community Band Welcomes Guest Trumpeters Brandon Almagro, Chris Gekker, and Dr. Emerson Head
Posted March 20th, 2011, 9:33 pm by Marianne Kassabian
On Wednesday evening, April 6, the Maryland Community Band will present a special trio of trumpet performers with a unique tie to the UM School of Music. Faculty member and trumpet professor, Chris Gekker, will be joined by his teacher, Prof. Emeritus Dr. Emerson Head, and his former student, Musician 1st Class, Brandon Almagro, of the United States Navy Band, in Agostini’s “The Three Trumpeters.” The performance is part of a concert presented each semester by two special outreach groups formed by the UM Band program; the all-campus University Band, Eli Osterloh, conductor, and the Maryland Community Band under the baton of John E. Wakefield, Director of Bands Emeritus. Wakefield proposed the soloists to recognize the great legacy of fine trumpet teaching and performance over many years at the University of Maryland.
Posted December 19th, 2010, 11:29 pm by Noah Lazar
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
(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 – Women vs. Liberty/St. John's @ 11:30 am
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.
Posted October 12th, 2010, 10:18 am by Marianne Kassabian
Someone suggested Hawaiian shirts and lava lavas for the tubas. Not sure we'll go that far, but we do want to show the kids we're proud of 'em. Show your pride for the Mighty Sound of Maryland - register for Homecoming today!!
Posted September 29th, 2010, 10:20 pm by Noah Lazar
Update 10/11/10: We Won!!!!! Congrats Mighty Sound of Maryland!
The Mighty Sound of Maryland is participating in the CBS Hawaii Five-0 College Marching Band Competition! If successful, they'll will win $25,000 to go towards new uniforms.
We need the help of all band alumni and their friends and family to get to most votes possible!
Go to http://promotions.mardenkane.com/cbs/marchingbandmania/. Find The University of Maryland's performance and click on "Vote" (it's randomized, so we might be on Page 2).
You can vote once per day up until midnight on October 4th.
Thanks for your help! Go Terps!
Posted June 24th, 2010, 12:04 am by Marianne Kassabian
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Band Alumnus John Turner, on June 19, 2010. He is probably better known as half of the Dynamic Band Duo Betsy and John Turner, and father of Chris Turner, another Band alumnus.
During his tenure at Maryland from 1970-1975, he played clarinet and tuba in Concert and Marching Band, and was ΚΚΨ President. He met his future wife in the band. "My first words ever to John was at the red/white game….I was playing drums and I turned around to him and said, 'Don’t tell the equipment staff, but I lost my plume!' I didn’t know it at the time, but he was the Head of the Equipment Staff. His comment back was, 'Your secret is safe with me.' Paul Deafenbaugh, whom I knew much better, was bent over laughing his head off, and I couldn’t understand why." The following year, one formation had John and his tuba hitting the same mark at the same time as Betsy and her flag. "I kept hitting him in the head about 3 steps out. John yelled a lot."
Posted May 22nd, 2010, 9:23 am by Marianne Kassabian
Posted March 20th, 2010, 9:39 pm by UMBAO Administrator
The Lady Terps won the first round of the WNIT. So all alumni are invited to play on Sunday as we take on East Carolina. Call time is 11:15am. Same procedures as Friday.
You can wear jeans and any red Terps shirt you have. Use the loading dock entrance to get into the arena.
Posted March 16th, 2010, 11:44 pm by Noah Lazar
I would like to invite you to perform with the Pep Band at the Women's NIT Basketball Tournament. We are in particular need of mellophone, trombone, and baritone players as all of our folks are traveling with the Men's basketball team.
Tipoff has been set for 7pm on Friday, March 19. Our call time is 6:15 at the Comcast Center. You can wear jeans and any red Terps shirt you have. Use the loading dock entrance to get into the arena.
Please RSVP to me directly by noon on Thursday via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
Thanks everyone! Go Terps!