Posted October 30th, 2008, 11:54 pm by L. Richmond Sparks
One word, “WOW!”
I am hoping to get this word out quickly to everyone who shared and brought back the essence of the Maryland Bands – ‘You!’ Words cannot describe the JUBILEE as a whole; however, grins of excitement are still buzzing through emails and phone calls.
There is not enough time for me to answer all the wonderful emails that I have received, so I want to express my appreciation via this format. Yes, we worked hard in planning this homecoming for two years. The UMBAO Board of Directors, the Brothers of Kappa Kappa Psi, the Sisters of Tau Beta Sigma, and the Men and Women of the current Mighty Sound of Maryland are all to be thanked; but, it was your presence that made the event come alive! We have made a big splash in the news. I received a full-page report of our Centennial from a newspaper in Holland!!! Go figure.
Posted October 29th, 2008, 9:10 pm by Noah Lazar
Posted October 26th, 2008, 9:57 am by Noah Lazar
Posted October 23rd, 2008, 9:48 pm by Marianne Kassabian
Posted October 23rd, 2008, 10:54 am by UMBAO Administrator
All alumni Gamma Xi Brothers and Beta Eta Sisters still in the area after Homecoming are invited to our annual picnic. Bring the family and enjoy an afternoon of food and games.
The picnic will be held at Calvert Park just outside campus:
4811 Drexel Road, College Park, MD 20740
Posted October 15th, 2008, 12:10 am by Marianne Kassabian
Kick-off has been announced for 3:30 pm, so here is our final Homecoming 2008 schedule:
Friday, October 24th
- 5:00 pm
- Reception & Check-In @ CSPAC
- 7:30 pm
- Mandatory Rehearsal
Saturday, October 25th
- 9:30 am
- Alumni band concierge table opens at CSPAC, in the band room foyer
- 10:15 am
- Meet at Astroturf field for marching rehearsal (that's correct—we are meeting at the Astroturf behind Byrd Stadium)
- 12:00 pm
- Tailgate on the lawn outside CSPAC
- 2:00 pm
- Line-Up & Inspection
- 2:20 pm
- Step-Off for Game
- 3:30 pm
- Kick-Off — GO TERPS!!
- ~6:30 pm
- Truck back and watch the video of our performances
Posted October 5th, 2008, 8:06 pm by Dick Taylor
From Anne Turkos, University Archivist:
I am happy to report that I have just finished installing the exhibit "Musical Milestone: Celebrating the Centennial of the University of Maryland Bands" in the first floor lobby of Hornbake Library. I hope you all will have an opportunity to come by and see it. Many of the images are drawn from our work on the history book, but there are a few new ones in there as well.