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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WMB June E-mail 2016

The following e-mail recently went out to students with a background or interest in music:

Dear Student:

Hello from the UNH Wildcat Marching Band!

This email contains information about ALL the Department of Music ensembles, but is primarily about marching band since it’s the only ensemble that you need to commit to before school starts.

[We apologize if you receive this more than once; we don’t want to miss anyone!]

It is time to start looking forward to this fall and the 2016 edition of the Wildcat Marching Band!  Whether you are a returning member, new member, or still thinking about it, this e-mail will have lots of information for you. Please read on!

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Wildcat Marching Band Communications & Marketing Intern

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Under the supervision of the UNH Director of Athletic Bands, the Communications & Marketing Intern will assist with all social media accounts for the UNH Wildcat Marching Band. The goal of this position is to assist the WMB to implement marketing and communications goals in creative and direct ways that will appeal to UNH students, fans, alumni, and prospective students. Responsibilities include:

  • Taking pictures and videos at home football games.
  • Working with the UNH Director of Athletic Bands to implement social marketing campaigns using print and online promotion tools.
  • Monitoring and analyzing usage of the UNH Bands website and social media sites.
  • Researching content for social media sites.
  • Collaborating on new and creative ways to expand reach on social media.
  • Writing and designing of marketing materials, including posters, flyers, and other promotional collateral.
  • Collaborating with the new WMB Media Team (primarily responsible for video production) as needed.
Start date is flexible. Willing to work with your department if you would like to receive academic credit


Durham, NH


  • Communication
  • Computer Science/Information Technology
  • Marketing - PR/ Branding


  • Knowledge of marketing concepts
  • Experience using social media
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Ability to write concise and engaging content that appeals to UNH students
  • Ability to work independently
  • Availability for the majority of band performances, including home football games, band shows, and parades
  • Applicant must own a smartphone and basic photography/videography skills
  • Preferred: background in the marching arts

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Application deadline: May 9, 2016

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2016 WMB Student Leader Auditions

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Students who wish to apply for the positions of drum major, section leader, colorguard captain, or WMB Council member-at-large must apply by Saturday, March 26th at 11:59 PM.

Auditions for drum major, section leader, and colorguard captain will be held on Monday, March 28th at 6:00 p.m. in the Band Room (PCAC M226).  WMB Council members-at-large will be selected after auditions.

Requirements for student leaders:

  • You must be a current UNH student and have completed at least the previous full season with the Wildcat Marching Band.
  • You will be evaluated primarily by your audition/application, but we will also take into account ways you have previously exhibited leadership, honesty, dependability, responsibility, respect of peers, and ability to work well within the band.
  • Student Leaders will be required to attend tentative leadership sessions later in the semester, plus a leadership day prior to band camp. Dates and times will be determined after student leaders have been selected.
  • If you are interested only in a WMB Council member-at-large position, you do not need to attend auditions. Please complete the application to be considered.
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  • 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!

    Please subscribe to our mailing list and keep your contact information updated.

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  • Marching Health
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    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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