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Greetings from Dr. Andrea Brown

Greetings, Band Alumni!

I hope this message finds you all enjoying a wonderful summer so far!

Now that I have been “official” for one entire month, I wanted to reach out to say, “Hello!” and to give you a few updates of what has been happening in the Band Office.

The month has been filled with meeting a lot of folks and trying to learn as much as possible about all things MSOM. I was very grateful to have the opportunity to meet with the UMBAO officers mid-June. There was lots of ground to cover, but lots of exciting opportunities are ahead! In the coming months we will be bringing you all more details about this year’s Homecoming celebration (it’s our 110th year!) as well as opportunities to interact with the current members of MSOM during Early Week. You as alumni are an integral part of the past, present, and future success of the Maryland Bands and we look forward to strengthening the ties that bind. I consider meeting and interacting with the alumni a very important aspect of my position and look forward to meeting and working with all of you.

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!

 

2009 Football Schedule

The 2009 Maryland football schedule was announced today, featuring seven home games and a return to Tobacco Road to crush play Duke. This year's Homecoming and alumni band will take place on Saturday, October 17th. So mark you calendars as we kick off the second centennial of the Maryland Bands!

  • 09/05/09 at California
  • 09/12/09 vs. James Madison
  • 09/19/09 vs. Middle Tennessee State
  • 09/26/09 vs. Rutgers
  • 10/03/09 vs. Clemson
  • 10/10/09 at Wake Forest
  • 10/17/09 vs. Virginia — Homecoming
  • 10/24/09 at Duke
  • 10/31/09 Bye
  • 11/07/09 at North Carolina State
  • 11/14/09 vs. Virginia Tech
  • 11/21/09 at Florida State
  • 11/28/09 vs. Boston College

December Alumni Basketball Pep Bands

The marching band is taking 50 of their top players from Christmas through New Year's Eve for the bowl game, so they need alumni players to fill in for the upcoming basketball pep bands:

  • Saturday, December 27th at 2:00 PM, Men vs Bryant
  • Monday, December 29th at 2:00 PM, Women vs N.C. Asheville
  • Tuesday, December 30th at 2:00 PM, Women vs Mississippi State or Marshall
  • Tuesday, December 30th at 8:00 PM, Men vs Elon

Update 12/27: Athletics will be showing the bowl game on the screens at Comcast Center between the women's and men's games.

All games have a call time 45 minutes prior to the above scheduled tip-off! Please wear blue jeans and a red shirt — preferably an Under Armour red shirt if you still have one, or the red Terps Alumni Band t-shirt from Homecoming a few years back. Come in through the tunnel side of Comcast Center. Drum set and sousaphones will be available; leave a message at the band office if you need to borrow other instruments (see below).