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UMD Bands


Michael Votta, Director of Bands

Andrea E. Brown, Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands

Craig Potter, Interim Assistant Director of Bands 

Tina Hoitt, Athletic Bands Coordinator


UMD Wind Orchestra — primarily consists of advanced music majors performing the most challenging works for small wind and percussion ensembles. The Wind Orchestra rehearses on the same schedule as the UMD Symphony Orchestra, enabling the exchange of players between the two groups as dictated by repertoire demands. Read UMWO's blog, which gives insight into upcoming concert repertoire. 

UMD Wind Ensemble performs works from the most respected repertoire written for wind band; comprises both music and non-music majors with previous band experience.

University Band — an all-campus band comprising students from all majors as well as university faculty and staff.

Community Band — a community-based ensemble led by UMD alumnus Bill Sturgis comprising local band musicians.

(see also, Jazz Bands)


Athletic Bands

UMD Marching Band — a.k.a. the "Mighty Sound of Maryland," brings together more than 250 members from across the campus and performs at all Terrapin home football games.

UMD Basketball Pep Band — open to members of the Marching Band, the Pep Band performs at all Men's and Women's Basketball games. 

For membership information, please click HERE.

For other band program questions, please email

For more information regarding Maryland Bands, click HERE.

To sign-up for the Maryland Bands Newsletter click HERE