We have a place for you!

The University of New Hampshire bands are open to all UNH students, regardless of major. Some groups require an audition in order to participate. Read on for more information.

Wildcat Marching Band and Beast of the East Pep Band

If you are going to be attending UNH this coming Fall and wish to be a member of the Wildcat Marching Band, then visit our forms page to fill out the participation form. You can register for Marching Band and Pep Band when you choose your courses this Summer, or add them during open registration. Many people participate in both athletic bands. Beast of the East Band rehearsals will be held during the same rehearsal time as Marching Band, so it won't add much to your schedule. Are you on Facebook? Join this group for more information and to talk to current members.

Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band

An audition is required for membership in the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band and used for seating purposes in the Concert Band. Auditions for these bands will be held during the first week of classes in September. Audition information is available below during the Summer.

Fall 2013 Information

Sent July 28, 2013

Hello from the UNH Bands!

Thank you for your interest in the UNH Department of Music ensembles. This e-mail contains information about the various concert and athletic bands we offer. Look for the logos to find the area(s) you are interested in (and check out the others as well). As with all of the UNH ensembles, membership is open to anyone on campus, regardless of major. Some do require an audition, while others have open enrollment. Many students (even non-music majors) elect to participate in multiple ensembles every semester. Read on to find out more.


Join the Pep Band

Beast of the East Band Logo

2013-2014 Information

Do you want to be a part of one of the most spirited organizations on campus? Do you want to be a vital part of UNH sporting events? Become a member of the Beast of the East Pep Band!

You’ll be assigned to one of three bands: Blue, White, Silver

Each band is assigned to 1/3 of our games. You can get a sub from another band if you can't make an assigned game. Attending assigned games, volunteering at other games, and subbing for other bands earn you points toward post-season travel.


Accepted Students

Acceptance letterCongratulations on your acceptance to UNH!  We're looking forward to having you with us this fall and hope you'll join one or more of the bands.  Our ensembles are not just for music majors!  In fact, the Wildcat Marching Band, Beast of the East Band, and Concert Band are made up primarily of non-music majors.  If you want to perform, we have a place for you. 

Wondering what to do next?  Read on!


Join a Band!

Find out how to join each of the UNH Bands by clicking "JOIN!" at the top of the page. The UNH Bands are open to all students, regardless of major. Some groups require an audition. You can find information about auditions on the "JOIN!" page. The deadline to sign up for the Wildcat Marching Band is Monday, July 23rd, so we can assure your housing will be available for Band Camp. The 2013 WMB Band Camp starts on Tuesday, August 20th (Sunday, August 18th for Colorguard, Drumline, and WMB Council members).