Ensembles - Bands

UTA Marching Band, Dr. 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 16.  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!
Go Mavs!
Associate Director of Bands
University of Texas-Arlington
Email: zastoupil@uta.edu


General Information:
Practice Schedule
  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5:30pm-7:30pm Maverick Stadium
Performance Schedule
  • Various region, area, and state contests exhibitions
  • Bands of America exhibtions 
  • HS and Professional football performances
  • Receive one University credit hour: MUSC 0101
  • No extra fee or costs involved
  • All woodwind and brass players with high school experience are admitted without an audition
  • Chair placement auditions for Woodwinds and Brass occur during the first days of band camp in August.  Audition consists of full range chromatic scale, sight-reading, and an optional prepared piece of your choice.
  • --Drumline auditions will occur Saturday, July 26, 8am-12pm 
Band Camp
Drumline and Pit
  • Click Here for the Drumline website. Audition information is there.
  • All students with dance or colorguard experience are encouraged to particpate for colorguard

Join the Marching Band:

Interested Students: Registering for marching band at UTA is the first step ensuring your participation for the fall.  Using the course number MUSC 0101, be sure to add the class to your fall course schedule.  After registering, please Click here to fill out the prospective member information form.  You will receive periodic email and mail correspondence throughout the summer with updates.  Remember to check back here for the most current schedules and information. 



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