Ensembles - Bands
UTA Marching Band, John Zastoupil Director
Welcome to the University of Texas - Arlington Marching Band!
Dear Prospective Member,
Greetings from the University of Texas - Arlington! If you are reading this letter, you have already begun looking into what UTA has to offer beyond the classroom. As you plan your academic landscape and scope out various campus organizations and opportunities, you may be asking yourself, “What do I fit into most and how can I share my musical talents at UTA with or without being a music major?” If you’re asking yourself this or a similar question…you’ve come to the right place!
Comprised of the finest musicians and students on campus, the UTA Maverick Marching Band, or MMB, has serviced this University for over 100 years and continues to be a driving force in campus life, tradition, and the spirit of UTA. As much a part of UTA as the blue, white, and orange the largest musical organization on campus captivates audiences of all ages at performances across the country. Remembered for its exciting music and creative show design, as well as its relentless spirit, you will find the MMB an exciting place to spend your time on campus!
As a member of the MMB you will: meet lifelong friends, meet students from nearly all academic disciplines on campus, and share in spectacular performances each week. As a member of the band, you will participate in one of the most exciting and diverse organizations at UTA, taking advantage of musical and social opportunities unlike any other collegiate activity.
If you want to perform great music, with great friends, in a non-competitive environment, with one the top collegiate bands in the country, then the MMB is for you! Band Camp begins Friday, August 17. Feel free to contact myself at anytime if you have other questions or would like to know how you can be a part of the pride at UTA!
Associate Director of Bands
University of Texas-Arlington
How can you be a part of the LARGEST and most VISIBLE STUDENT ORGANIZATION on campus?
Click here to fill out the prospective member information form. You will be added to the email list to receive more information about membership and news for the Maverick Marching Band!
FALL 2013 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
UTA DRUMLINE AND PIT
Martin Godoy, director
Colorguard Camps - Saturday, June 15, June 29 and July 13
Colorguard camps are intended to give you a headstart on the fall and begin to make connections and friends with current and future students! All interested colorguard members are encouraged to attend at least one camp day. All Camps will begin in Rm. 115 of the Fine Arts Building; camp particpation does not factor into making the guard for the fall, but is highly recommended for incoming and returning candidates. Each day will last from 8am-5pm with planned group lunches, dinners, and social activities during the day. For more information, email Mr. Godoy.
FACTS ABOUT THE MAVERICK MARCHING BAND:
Known as "The Ambassadors of the University," the University of Texas at Arlington Marching Band is one of the only college marching bands in the nation to exist without a football team.
For over 80 years, the UTA Marching Band has pioneered a new path in musical and visual excellence, providing audiences with state-of-the-art and entertaining presentations.
The band performs annually for crowds numbering over 100,000 and is consistently featured in exhibition at local and state venues, UIL contests, Bands of America Super Regional and Grand National events, and professional football games.
Membership in the ensemble represents nearly ALL academic disciplines and majors within the University.
The band rehearse three times per week, with limited hours, to allow time for students from accross campus to participate.
RECENT HISTORY OF THE MAVERICK MARCHING BAND:
In 1985, the Board of Regents and the Athletic Department mutually decided to no longer financially support a football program. Shortly after, the music department and university administration decided that for the continued exposure of the university outside Arlington, the marching band would continue to exist. This decision would make the UTA Marching Band one of the only marching bands in the country to exist where there is not a football program.
Over twenty years later, the band is alive and strong, performing every fall in front of capacity crowds, continuing to give more performances than the majority of other college bands throughout the nation. The band continues to push the envelope for excellence among contemporary marching bands with their technically demanding, fast-paced drill moves and high intensity music.