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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.

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.  

 

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. 

 

Come to Homecoming To See Our Award Winning Mighty Sound of Maryland! Congratulations Kids!

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!!

History Book Shipping in August

The Band Centennial History Book will be shipping out in August. There were some tweaks that had to be made, causing us to miss the two-week summer break from the presses. During that break the presses were cleaned and we will be one of the first to roll as soon as the plant starts up again next week.

We are very proud of the book. It is beautiful, full of photographs, and the song book will be something everyone should have. After all, the last one was printed in 1941!

If anyone missed ordering the book, or song-book, the only book store to carry them will be the Maryland Book Exchange on Route 1, just across the street from our Chapel Field.

Thank you,
L. Richmond Sparks

Alumni Jazz Band Concert

March 11, 2009
Time: 
7:30 pm

The Alumni Jazz production is fast approaching! That means it's time to get your horns out of storage and dust 'em off! The Alumni Jazz Band will be performing along with the Jazz Ensemble on Wednesday, March 11th at 7:30pm.

There will also be a rehearsal on Sunday, March 8th at 4:00 pm, in CSPAC room 1230. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Joe Chapman or Chris Vadala.

Also, if you're in the area, there will be a performance by UJazz and Jazz Lab Band on March 10th. We'd love your support!