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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Band Camp Information

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Dates: August 23 or 25 – August 30, 2015
Dorm Check-In:
WMB Council, Drumline, Colorguard: August 23, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at your dorm.
Winds: August 25, 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 25, 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 ba sed on last year’s schedule.  A detailed schedule for August 23rd through 24th will also be available closer to those dates.

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2015 Wildcat Marching Band Important Info

Band Camp

  • Sunday, August 23rd: Drumline, Colorguard, and WMB Council arrive
  • Tuesday, August 25th: Winds arrive
  • Band camp is required for all WMB members as we learn a very high percentage of material during this time
  • A detailed daily schedule will be available later this summer
  • We work around “Wildcat Days” events for first-year students

Rehearsals

  • Monday, August 31st: First regular rehearsal after band camp
  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 6:00–8:00PM
    • Don't forget to register for MUSI 454
    • If you don't pre-register, at least make sure you leave rehearsal time free in your schedule
  • Saturdays before football games
  • Regular rehearsals end when the football season ends. If we are involved in playoffs, brush-up rehearsals may be scheduled during regular rehearsal time.

Performances

  • 5 home football games
  • 1 away football game
  • 2 exhibitions
  • 1–2 parades
  • Various game-day pep rallies
  • 1 men’s hockey game (on the ice)
  • 1–2 other on-campus events

How to join

  1. Fill out the Participation Form - Due July 24th
    • Most important thing to do to join!
    • This allows us to reserve your housing and meals for band camp and make sure will have everything you need.
  2. Order Supplies- Due July 24th
    • Check for required vs. optional items
  3. Register for MUSI 454 – CRN: 10130
    • May be taken for 0 or 1 credit: your choice. No difference in expectations.
    • If you forgot or didn't know to register it can still be added during the first few weeks of classes.
  4. Don't miss out on any important information!
  5. Prepare for the season! Get some exercise, and keep your playing or spinning chops in shape. Music, recordings, and drill will be posted on our Download Parts page as they are completed. See the Facebook group or fill out the Participation Form to get login information.
  6. Drumline, placement auditions are held over the summer either in person or by video. Please see the Drumline Auditions page for more information. This is so you can prepare your parts on the appropriate instrument prior to band camp.

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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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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, and we are hoping to have special alumni events every few years.


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