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.  


It's Game Day!!!!

We can't wait to see everyone today at Homecoming!!!

Don't forget that check-in opens at 1:30 pm at CSPAC. Please arrive before 3:00 so we can start music rehearsal on-time. Weather is supposed to be in the upper 60s during the day, but dropping to the lower 50s tonight – so bring layers!

If you didn't pre-register, you can still sign-in at the door. Dues will be $45 for individuals, $75 for couples.

Go Terps!!!

An Evening with Randy Edsall

August 1, 2011
5:30 pm

We wanted to let everyone know that the Sports Legends Museum in Baltimore is holding an event with our new head football coach, Randy Edsall.

“An Evening with Randy Edsall” will begin at 5:30 p.m on August 1st, and includes a program surrounding Edsall’s career and his plans for the Maryland football program and upcoming season, along with a meet & greet cocktail reception. The ticket includes admission to the museum, which has great exhibits that feature UMD sports, including the band! There is also a fantastic exhibit on the history of the old Colts marching band and it's transformation into the marching Ravens.

Learn more and order tickets from the Babe Ruth Museum website.

An Evening with Randy Edsall

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 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. 

Homecoming 2011 is October 15th

Homecoming will be October 15, 2011, Maryland vs. Clemson.  Make sure to Save the Date now!!

Maryland Community Band Welcomes Guest Trumpeters Brandon Almagro, Chris Gekker, and Dr. Emerson Head

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelbaum Concert Hall

On Wednesday evening, April 6, the Maryland Community Band will present a special trio of trumpet performers with a unique tie to the UM School of Music.  Faculty member and trumpet professor, Chris Gekker, will be joined by his teacher, Prof. Emeritus Dr. Emerson Head, and his former student, Musician 1st Class, Brandon Almagro, of the United States Navy Band, in Agostini’s “The Three Trumpeters.” The performance is part of a concert presented each semester by two special outreach groups formed by the UM Band program; the all-campus University Band, Eli Osterloh, conductor, and the Maryland Community Band under the baton of John E. Wakefield, Director of Bands Emeritus.  Wakefield proposed the soloists to recognize the great legacy of fine trumpet teaching and performance over many years at the University of Maryland.

Winter Alumni Basketball Pep Bands

We wanted to let you know that alumni are needed to play at both Mens and Womens basketball games from December 22 through January 23. We are especially needed for the two games on the day of the Military Bowl.

Here is the schedule from December 22 – January 23:

Dec 22 – Men vs. NJIT @ 8pm
Dec 28 – Women vs. La Salle @ Noon
Dec 29 – Women vs. Liberty/St. John's @ 11:30 am
(Update 12/24: If you already signed up, no problem — you can still play, but the kids will also cover those two games)

Dec 29 – Men vs. North Florida @ 8pm
Jan 4 – Men vs. Colgate @ 8pm
Jan 13 – Women vs. Boston College @ 7pm
Jan 20 – Men vs. Virginia Tech @ 9pm
Jan 22 – Men vs. Clemson @ 2:30 pm
Jan 23 – Women vs. North Carolina @ 5pm

Call times: Be ready to play 30 minutes prior for Women, 45 minutes prior for Men games.

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!!


Who's the best band in the land?

Celebrating 110 years! Now that your years in the Maryland Bands are over, it’s time to look back and remember all the good times. Browse around to share memories and become reacquainted with the best part of your alma mater.

Mighty Sound of Maryland 110 Years

Maryland Community Band

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