The University of New Hampshire Wildcat Marching Band, or "WMB," has a tradition of being one of the most spirited organizations on campus. Made up of students from the entire campus, with majors ranging from music education and performance to mechanical engineering and equine science, the WMB performs at all home football games and several other regional exhibitions and parades. Membership in the WMB is open to ALL students regardless of experience level. In fact, a majority of the band members are non-music majors and the band's GPA is consistently above the university average.

The season begins one week before classes start with band camp. After band camp, the band rehearses every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6 to 8 PM. The WMB also meets Saturday mornings when there are home games to refine the show and go over the details for the day.

After rehearsals and games, many band members hang out and do social things together. Friendships are formed that last for life.

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Give to the Wildcat Marching Band

Give to the Wildcat Marching Band

Donations go toward the general operating expenses of the band, including travel, instruments, uniforms, and other equipment. We appreciate your support!

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Every year, our budget is stretched to its limit paying for travel expenses, band camp housing and meals, staff salaries, equipment, copyright fees, field lining, photocopies, repairs, and more. Because of this, we have no budget to replace instruments or to implement new technology. The band is also in a growth period, which means increased costs against a static budget.

We are beginning a campaign to raise funds to supplement our travel budget, to replace equipment that has reached the end of its useful life, and to expand the electronic front ensemble.

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Band Camp Information

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Dates: August 20 or 22 – August 27, 2017
Dorm Check-In:
WMB Council, Drumline, Colorguard: August 20, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at your dorm.
Winds and Front Ensemble: August 22, 8:00 – 10:00 AM at your dorm.
If you are living on campus, you MUST check-in at this time.  Try to get in as early as possible.
Band Camp Registration: August 22, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the PCAC


A tentative schedule is included at the end.  A more accurate and detailed schedule will be available in August once we get our assigned field times.  This is based on last year’s schedule.  A detailed schedule for August 20th and 21st will also be available closer to those dates.

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WMB in the Media

The Wildcat Marching Band has gotten a lot of media exposure in the last few years, and not just during televised football games! Did you see all of these appearances? We used a smaller group drawn from the full WMB for each.

 

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The WMB Returns to WDW in 2015!

We're going to Disney World!

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We got into Hogwarts!

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The Wildcat Marching Band will be making its triumphant return to Orlando in January 2015. Members of the 2014 band as well as recent graduates will be traveling to Florida to perform at Walt Disney World.

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WMB Drumline Auditions

Placement auditions for the UNH Wildcat Marching Band drumline battery will be held in July. As it has been in the past, both veterans and new members are expected to audition. This is for part placement only. No one will be cut. Front Ensemble members do not need to audition at this time.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, July 22nd, starting at noon. Following auditions, we will also have a mini-clinic, to give everyone a chance to play together for the first time. This will last approximately an hour. While the clinic is optional, we do hope you'll plan to stick around and make a day of your visit. It will also be a great chance to meet people.

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Subcategories

  • Wildcat Marching Band Alumni

    If you are a former member of the Wildcat Marching Band, we encourage you to stay in touch with us! Alumni are invited to play in the Alumni Band at the Homecoming football game each year. The 95th Anniversary brunch was held in 2014, and we're looking forward to the 100th Anniversary celebration in 2019!


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  • Marching Health
    marching health

    Health of the marching musician has been a rapidly-growing subject of interest. From fitness to nutrition to proper footwear, find out how to have a healthy and comfortable season. None of this is meant to frighten you. Just the opposite! We want you to come in prepared. Every year we have several members who have never marched before and we can always get them up to speed. Whether this is your first year marching or your eighth, getting in shape ahead of time, eating well, staying hydrated, protecting your hearing, and having proper footwear will help you be more comfortable and successful.

    Your arms may get tired holding up that baritone or doing all those drop spins. Develop those arm muscles now so you can shorten the period of adjustment. Do some cardio now so you won't be as out-of-breath at the end of that first run-through of the show. Get used to eating well now so you don't go overboard on the fro-yo and cookies when you get to the dining hall and regret it when you get out on the field in the sun!

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