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Staying Involved

Miss your four (or five, or six...) years at Maryland? Still reminisce about trucking to Byrd Stadium, where it's always 80 degrees and sunny? Well here are some ways to get back involved! Take a look below for upcoming concerts on campus, how to donate to the band program, and local community bands you can join.


You can help contribute to the band’s long-term success by donating to the many funds setup 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 to the University of Maryland 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.

Donate now to the L. Richmond Sparks Mighty Sound of Maryland Endowed Fund

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 ways to give to the band program and Mighty Sound of Maryland.

Thank you so much for your generosity!

Local Community Bands

Miss the smell of cork grease? Your spit valve dried out? These DC-area open community bands are looking for new members, so give one a shot to get your chops back into shape.

Baltimore's Marching Ravens

Baltimore's Marching Ravens take part in numerous parades and performances around Charm City, in addition to entertaining the crowd at every home football game.

Washington Redskins Marching Band

Conducted by our very own John "Juice" Carpenter, the Washington Redskins Marching Band performs every pre-game show and in the stands at FedEx Field.