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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!

 

Concert - Kaleidoscope of Bands

December 7, 2012
Time: 
8:00 pm

Varied repertoire and high-quality performances have earned this annual event a loyal following.

Spirit and spectacle combine in a two-hour extravaganza of the finest wind repertoire plus the ever-popular Mighty Sound of Maryland Marching Band.

The performance will be at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in the Dekelbaum Concert Hall.  For more information, go to: 

http://claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/events/2012/kaleidoscope-bands

 

Concert - University Band and Maryland Community Band

October 31, 2012
Time: 
8:00 pm

The University Band and Community Band share an evening of traditional and contemporary wind band music.

Conducted by Director of Bands Emeritus, Professor John Wakefield, and UMD Assistant Director of Bands, Eli R. Osterloh, this concert will be an exciting evening for the whole family!

Children and adults who are thinking of starting to play an instrument are sure to be inspired.

The performance will be at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in the Dekelbaum Concert Hall. For more information, go to: 

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.  

 

TerpsChoice - Help the Band Get New Uniforms

Help the Mighty Sound of Maryland get new band uniforms by participating in TerpsChoice, the university's new social giving effort that seeks to make a big impact through small contributions.  

Go to http://terpschoice.umd.edu to make your gift in any amount from $10 to $250.  You can vote/donate as many times as you'd like between Feb. 1 and April 30, but only once per day.  All of the money donated by the end of the campaign will go to the cause that receives the most votes.

The minimum donation amount per vote is $10.  If you'd like to donate more than $10, we recommend you make the minimum donation once per day, so you can cast several votes over several days.  

If you're a Tweeter or Facebooker, please help spread the word to family and friends to get us over the top.  

Remember - your vote won't count unless you make a donation at the same time.  There isn't much time left, so make your TerpsChoice today.