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When shopping at, go you can support UMBAO by going to When you select UMBAO from the list of available charities, they will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from most products to our organization. Now you can support our mission of helping the Maryland Bands every time you shop online!

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You can help contribute to the Maryland Band’s long-term success by donating to the many funds managed by the University.

We’re especially proud to support the newly endowed L. Richmond Sparks Mighty Sound of Maryland Endowed Fund. This fund was established by University of Maryland Band Alumni and Friends of the University of Maryland Bands to commemorate Dr. Sparks’ distinguished 31 years of service as Director of the Mighty Sound of Maryland and as Director of Bands. Income from this endowment will be used to augment the operating budget of the University of Maryland bands.

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Gifts in support of the University of Maryland are accepted and managed by the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc., an affiliated 501(c)(3) organization authorized by the Board of Regents. Contributions to the University of Maryland are tax deductible as allowed by law. Please see your tax advisor for details.

The University has a number of additional funds you can explore to help support the Maryland Bands program. See the numerous ways to give to the band program and Mighty Sound of Maryland. You can contact the band office for more information on any individual fund.

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