UTA Music Department
700 Greek Row Drive
Room 101 Fine Arts Bldg, Box 19105
Arlington, TX 76019
College marching band is a great way to meet new friends from all over campus. Since the cancellation of football 1986, the Maverick Marching Band has toured the region as the ambassadors of the University. You do not need to be a music major to participate in marching band. The band performs at marching contests and Bands of America regionals throughout the Fall. Our members, including our freshmen, were often leaders in their high school programs. Because of this, our rehearsals are fast-paced, productive, and fun!
For over 100 years, the Maverick Marching band has been an integral part of the campus culture and a catalyst for university spirit. As the largest and most visible student group on campus, we have a three-point mission:
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. Once you join us, you will participate in one of the most exciting and diverse organizations at UTA, as well as take advantage of musical and social opportunities unlike any other collegiate activity.
Various region, area, and state contest exhibitions
Bands of America exhibitions
HS and Professional football performances
Campus Spirit Events
Woodwind/Brass members must enroll in MUSI 0101
Percussion members must enroll in MUSI 0101 and MUSI 0118
Colorguard members must enroll in MUSI 0101 and MUSI 0121
Important: Students will not be assigned a spot in the marching band until they have registered for the appropriate classes.
Please note that UTA utilizes flat rate tuition, therefore you will pay not extra tuition to enroll in the class. Marching band can be used as an elective in many majors across campus.
Class conflicts can often be resolved through advanced planning and communication. These conflicts should not deter you from auditioning.
Department of Music
Assistant Professor in Practice, Associate Director of Bands, Director of the Maverick Marching Band
Area: Marching Band, Winds and Percussion
Office: FA 314
Bio: Dr. Chris Evans is the Associate Director of Bands and Director of the Maverick Marching Band at UTA. In addition to the marching band, Dr. Evans teaches the Symphonic Winds, Symphonic Band, Marching Band Techniques, and Instrumental Methods and Materials. Previously, Dr. Evans was the Associate Director of Bands at Flower Mound High School. While at Flower Mound, he primarily taught the Concert Band and the JV marching band while assisting with all other aspects of the program. Dr. Evans also served as Assistant Director of Bands at Juan Seguin High School and was a graduate assistant at the University of Oklahoma. While at OU he assisted with the concert ensembles, the Pride of Oklahoma marching band, and conducted the women’s basketball band for 2 years. Before graduate school, he taught middle school in Georgia for three years. Dr. Evans, a native of Birmingham, Alabama earned his Bachelors of Music Education from Auburn University. He earned his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Oklahoma. His professional associations include the Texas Music Educators Association, Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (honorary), and Tau Beta Sigma (honorary).
Department of Music
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Department of Music
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Composition Studies
Area: Music Composition
Office: FA 307
Bio: Elyse Kahler is the Composition Studies Coordinator and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Kahler writes for a variety of ensembles and levels, and has particular interests in fun and engaging music for middle school students and inspiring music for the modern church. Recent projects include a commission from Tyler ISD for a scaled orchestra piece that beginners to seniors can play together, Forging Canyons for the International Clarinet Association conference, and Perspectives, a chamber work with dance and film in collaboration with Anne Wharton. A Thread of Hope for piano, a piece about climate change, was performed as part of Ann DuHamel's Prayers for a Feverish Planet project. Dr. Kahler research interests include methods to discuss the creative process with composition students and popular music analysis, specifically how unclear lyrics inform formal labels. During the summers, Dr. Kahler teaches music theory at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Interlochen, MI. For more information, please visit www.elysekahler.com