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UMD Bands

Michael Votta, Director of Wind Activities
L. Richmond Sparks, Director of Bands

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Bands

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.

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 Professor Emeritus John Wakefield 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 Terrapin basketball games.

For membership information, complete the Band contact form.