The UMass Lowell Marching Band forms an integral part of the musical and athletic aspects of University campus life, drawing its members from virtually every department in each of the colleges of the University. A major ensemble of the Department of Music since 1979, the University band has established itself as one of the finest college marching ensembles in the Northeast.
In its role as ambassador for the University, the Marching Band performs throughout New England at events such as parades, clinics and exhibitions, and serves as a source of entertainment at University activities. Performances have included exhibitions for the President of the United States and the governor of Massachusetts, band festivals and televised performances seen by audiences of thousands.
The Marching Band's musical program is specially arranged for the ensemble, drawn from the classics, jazz, rock and popular idioms. Music and motion are combined through original visual design. The color guard and twirler sections complete the visual presentation of the program. The band consists of instrumentalists, including guitar, ebass and synthesizer. Participation in the Marching Band will count for two credits. The band rehearses in the fall (through November) on Monday and Friday nights, with music rehearsals on Wednesdays in Durgin Hall on South Campus. Performances are scheduled on weekends, from September through November. Marching Band Camp, free to all students, takes place in August, two weeks before school begins, to acquaint old and new members with the visual and music program of the upcoming season.
With members representative of all majors and colleges, the band is truly a microcosm of the university in cultural and academic diversity. Described as being on the "...cutting edge of the idiom," the University Marching Band has been and continues to be both an asset and a source of pride for the University.
For more information, please call or e-mail:
Dan Lutz, Director
Deb Huber, Associate Director
UMass Lowell Marching Band
Department of Music
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