Every member must complete the Preseason Housing Contract by July 25.
Joining the UCMB means becoming part of the biggest student organization at UConn and becoming part of the largest family on campus. Membership in this family requires hard work and dedication. That hard work will pay off in the form of satisfaction, pride, and fun. The UCMB is known as "The Pride of Connecticut" because of the quality of sound, precision of movement, and spirit that is part of every band performance. Working together and playing together makes the band very much a family. Along with performance events, the band also provides social outlets for its members as a reward for excellence and as a release from hard work. Few activities offer the rich rewards of the UCMB; our Preseason activities are the first part of this invaluable experience.
Where and When
Upper Leadership, Section Leaders & Junior Reps - Friday, August 17
Follow the signs! Check-in in the courtyard: receive a meal card, final Preseason information, and a detailed schedule. Check-in is the time to ask any questions of the Band Council members and Section Leaders. You then go to your own Complex office to get your keys and check into your room. PLEASE check in at the Music Building FIRST!
Try to be as early as possible so you do not have to rush later on in the afternoon.
What To Bring
The following items will be provided if you don't have them already:
Other UCMB apparel will be available for order.
If you play the following instruments, you must sign them out at check-in:
Other instruments are available in very limited quantities. If you need one, you must make arrangements with Mr. McNeill before you arrive for preseason.
Dorm Room Assignments
In almost all cases, you will be moving into the room that the Department of Residential Life has assigned you to for the fall semester. You should bring up everything you will need. Some band members choose to go home and get the rest of the things they need for their room during Labor Day weekend.