Thursday, 16 November 2017
Congratulations to Kayla Elias, Donovan Elliott, Peter Bulatko, Pharit Smitasin, Michael Llompart, Leah Crocker, Katelyn Dehle, Jennae Williams, and Frederick Ajisafe for making it into the 2018 OCPS All County Band!
Special congratulations to Maximilian Palacio for being selected for the 2018 FMEA All State Band!
Tuesday, 7 November 2017
The itinerary for FMBC Championships is now available on the Members Page.
Monday, 30 October 2017
The itinerary for FBA Weekend (November 3 - 5) is now available on the Members Page.
Friday, 20 October 2017
The band will have a spirit night at Chipotle on Monday, October 23. Fifty percent of the evening’s proceeds will go to the University Band! You’ll need to print out this flyer and bring it with you.
Thursday, 5 October 2017
Tonight’s football game has been postponed. The band room will close at 4 o’clock.
Thursday, 14 September 2017
Our normal rehearsal schedule will resume next week with sectionals for Brass, Woodwinds, and Percussion on Monday. All State auditions have been postponed. Details coming soon.
Tuesday, 5 September 2017
This week’s rehearsal schedule is as follows:
Please stay tuned as this may change after the band directors consult with Hurricane Irma.
Sunday, 13 August 2017
School starts tomorrow! Here are a few reminders.
Saturday, 15 July 2017
Leadership/Percussion/Guard camp starts on Monday! A few notes:
Tuesday, 6 June 2017
An audio recording of the hornline parts for our 2017 show is now available on the “Members” page, under “Media.”
Saturday, 3 June 2017
Woodwind and Brass parts for our 2017 show, as well as a score, rhythm studies, and the vocal octet excerpt, have been added to the “Members” page.
Saturday, 20 May 2017
The address for the Band Banquet is 12125 High Tech Avenue, Orlando Florida 32817.
Monday, 8 May 2017
Information for next week’s drum major auditions has been posted on the Leadership page.
Tuesday, 2 May 2017
The Jazz Band concert has been moved from Thursday, May 4, to Tuesday, May 9.
Friday, 28 March 2017
Puerto Rican Parade Schedule:
8 AM - Rehearsal
8:30 AM - Depart UHS
9:00 AM - Arrive @ Downtown Orlando
11:00 AM - Parade Step Off
12:00 PM - Parade End/Lunch
1:00 PM - Return to UHS
Updates will be sent out using the UHS Band Remind.
Friday, 14 April 2017
Band Banquet tickets go on sale next week! Tickets are $30; first-come, first-serve. There are only 285 spots available.
The 2017-2018 fee schedule has been added to the Band Calendar.
Friday, 31 March 2017
The itinerary for FFCC Championships is now available on the Color Guard page.
Seniors who qualify may apply for the Patrick F. Culler Scholarship. The application is available on the Members page.
Thursday, 30 March 2017
The 2017 Jazz Band audition music has been updated on the Ensembles tab.
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
The 2017 Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble audition music has been updated on the Ensembles tab.
Sunday, 19 March 2017
At our current rate, the Georgia trip buses will return around 3:30 AM.
Sunday, 5 March 2017
There will be a mandatory meeting in the PAC after school tomorrow (Monday 3/6) for all performing arts students.
Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Congratulations to our Percussion Ensemble on their performance with the University Chorus at the FMEA President’s Concert in Tampa, Florida!
If you are using the school accompanist for Solo & Ensemble, please make sure you turn in your piano part to Mr. Brown by next Monday.
Saturday, 7 January 2016
The Disney Marathon for Saturday has been cancelled. If you are only signed up to go on Saturday, you may join us on Sunday and receive tickets for that day.
Saturday, 17 December 2016
Everybody enjoy winter break! Please note that if you will be participating in FBA Solo & Ensemble in February, you need to submit your information before the break is over. Information is available on your concert ensemble page.
Thursday, 24 November 2016
Happy Thanksgiving to the University Band, parents, volunteers, and fans!
Monday, 14 November 2016
Congratulations to everyone on the conclusion of a great marching band season! “Je Suis” was a truly gorgeous and meaningful show and a big step forward for our band program. Thank you to all the students, parents, and staff for your dedication and commitment to doing something beautiful together.
Wednesday, 5 October 2016
There will be no school on Thursday or Friday. Unfortunately, the Seminole Sound competition on Saturday will also be cancelled.
Monday, 3 October 2016
Seniors: please complete the “Senior Night Form” (Members → Forms) before October 10.
Monday, 19 September 2016
Tomorrow’s rehearsal (Tuesday, 20 September) will go from 3:30 - 6:30 PM, not our usual 4-7 PM, to accommodate IB Inductions.
Wednesday, 14 September 2016
The count structure for the percussion feature has been uploaded to the Members page.
Thursday, 1 September 2016
Today’s practice is cancelled due to the tropical storm. The band room will close at 2:30pm.
Friday, 5 August 2016
Please note: tonight's barbecue dinner will take place on the EAST campus cafeteria at 5 o'clock. The premiere show will begin at 7 o'clock in the performing arts center on the main campus.
Sunday, 17 July 2016
Percussion/Guard/Leadership Camp begin tomorrow at 10 o'clock AM. Dress comfortably, bring water, and be prepared to spend some time outside.
Sunday, 12 June 2016
Hornline music and an mp3 recording for the 2016 show are now available on the “Members” page.
Friday, 10 June 2016
If you would still like to do an audition or check out an instrument, Mr. Brown will be on campus on Monday 6/13 from 12pm - 4pm and on Tuesday from 10am - 12pm.
Grades are in. If you notice any discrepancies on your report card, please email Mr. Brown to have them corrected.
Saturday, 28 May 2016
If you will be in the Band next year, but will NOT be at Mini-Camp, please fill out the Member Information Form (on the “Members” page, under “Forms.”)
Also, percussion exercises and audition music can be found on the “Percussion Ensemble” Page (under “Ensembles.”)
Friday, 15 April 2016
Big Band audition music is now available on the Jazz Page (under “Ensembles.”)
Thursday, 14 April 2016
The Steel Band Concert has been moved to Wednesday, May 11 (the same day as the Color Guard Recital.)
Friday, 8 April 2016
Tickets for the band banquet will be available starting on Monday, April 11. They are $30 and are limited to 250 in quantity. Payment can be made online, in cash, or via check.
Sunday, 3 April 2016
Anyone interested in leadership should attend the Leadership Seminar after school on Monday, April 18. Drum Major training will also take place after this. Applications will be passed out at this time; they will be due at 2:16 PM on Monday, April 25. Leadership Interviews will be held on Tuesday, April 26 and Thursday, April 28. Drum Major auditions will take place on Monday, May 2. Leadership selections will be announced at the Band Banquet on May 21.
Saturday, 19 March 2016
Congratulations to the University Winter Guard for an exciting, passionate performance that earned first place at the FFCC Lakeland Regional!
Tuesday, 8 March 2016
Big Band: The 12-bar blues in F background track is now available on the Jazz Band page, under “Other Resources.”
Friday, 12 February 2016
Please right-click here and open for the 2016 Solo & Ensemble schedule. The color guard ensemble is not listed, but performs at 7:45pm.
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
Our jazz band members need to pick up a field trip form for Jazz MPA from Mr. Brown and have your teachers sign it.
Monday, 1 February 2016
Our school accompanist will be here after school tomorrow to rehearse for Solo & Ensemble, if you signed up.
Wednesday, 27 January 2015
Please note that the second day of Concert Band Camp will be on Wednesday, February 24, rather than Thursday, February 25, as originally scheduled.
Friday, 8 January 2015
Please right-click here and open in a new window for information about the 2016 Disney Marathon.
Friday, 11 December 2015
If you ordered any of the formal band portraits, they are available for pick up in the band room.
Saturday, 28 November 2015
Please note that the jazz/percussion and symphonic concerts have switched dates. The symphonic concert will be on Tuesday, December 8, and the jazz/percussion concert will be on Thursday, December 10. Also note that the band picnic has been moved to the morning of Saturday, December 12 (this is when it was originally scheduled.)
Wednesday, 18 November 2015
Congratulations to Conner Hill, Marcellus Palacio, Joshua Duke, Jovanni Rojas, Peter Irizarry, Alex Bilka, Amber Riner, Katelyn Dehle, and Jennae Williams for auditioning into the 2016 OCPS All County Band!
Monday, 16 November 2015
The itinerary for FMBC Championships is posted on the marching band page.
Tuesday, 27 October 2015
Please be advised that sectionals tomorrow will be from 2–4 p.m., not 3–5 p.m. as previously scheduled.
Monday, 26 October 2015
Congratulations to the Grand Champions of the Ninth Annual Colonial Grenadier Invitational! A great performance earned the University Band first place and awards for Best Music, Best Visual, Best Percussion, and Best Auxiliary. Great job!
Monday, 19 October 2015
The itinerary for Saturday’s competition is on the Marching Band page.
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Thank you to all the bands who participated in the Eleventh Annual University Classic for a day of great performances! Special congratulations go out to Cypress Creek High School for winning their record fifth Classic championship. Thank you to all the parents, volunteers, vendors, directors, and everyone else who helped make our FMBC Regional a success!
Friday, 2 October 2015
The itinerary for tomorrow's competition is on the Marching Band page.
Tuesday, 8 September 2015
Hornline Homework: Practice “Box Drill B.”
Thursday, 20 August 2015
Details for tomorrow’s performance at Freshman Orientation:
- Freshmen should arrive at school at 8 o’clock and go to the PAC to pick up their schedules, listen to the initial presentation, and get their photo taken. After this, they should report to the band room.
- All other members should arrive at the band room at 10 o’clock AM.
- Wear your blue member shirt.
- We should be done around 1-2 PM.
Thursday, 13 August 2015
Please join us tomorrow for our “Family and Friends Premiere Show” in the Patrick F. Culler Performing Arts Center at 7 o’clock PM!
There will also be a parent meeting at 6 o’clock PM.
Saturday, 1 August 2015
Band Camp starts on Monday at 9 o’clock AM! Everybody please check the “Band Camp Survival Guide” (above) and make sure you are prepared. Come ready to do amazing things!
Monday, 27 July 2015
Anyone who is available tomorrow (Tuesday) from 9 AM - 4 PM and would like to help Josh Andrews with his Eagle Scout project (which will benefit the band) should contact him at JoshAndrews1997@hotmail.com. Please bring gardening gloves, shovels, and garden rakes.
Saturday, 25 July 2015
Guard/Percussion/Leadership camp starts on Monday at 9 AM!
Monday, 13 July 2015
Remember to stop by the Chick-fil-A on University Boulevard between 5-8 PM to support Josh Andrews’ Eagle Scout project for the band! Download the flyer here before you go.
Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band audition results are on the Members Page.
Thursday, 2 July 2015
Senior Josh Andrews will be having a Spirit Night event at Chick-fil-A (University Boulevard) to raise money for his Eagle Scout Project, which he has designed to benefit the band program. The event will take place on Monday, July 13, from 5-8 PM. Please print out this flyer when you go!
Monday, 30 June 2015
Please note that Concert Band Camp has been added to the calendar for February 23 and 25.
Friday, 12 June 2015
Recordings and music for the hornline are available on the Members Page, using the “Music” and “Media” tabs.
Friday, 15 May 2015
Our percussionists’ names did not make it onto the Spring Concert program yesterday evening! Here they are:
Isaac Alvarez, Luis Aponte, Gabriel Bonilla, Katy Brokke, Darnell Cardoza, Byron Cordova, Joshua Dickens, Katie Distler, Skylair Gonzalo-Davis, Samantha Herrod, Conner Kaye, Jean-Paul Llarch, Adam Manchester, Dylan Markey, Catalina Maureira, Kira Michael, Matthew Pagan, Daniel Pena, Lauren Perez, Gabriel Quijano, Norman Ruiz, Dylan Senior, Gabriela Salinas, Richard Swonger, Dylan Taggart, Angelo Vega, Tomas Viravong, Brian Wardeh, Lisa Wick, and Daniela Yepes.
Tuesday, 6 May 2015
The May newsletter is available here (right-click to open in a new window.)
Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Congratulations to the band on a very successful trip to Norfolk, Virginia! The band performed well, earning the following accolades at the Performing Arts Consultants festival:
Sunday, 26 April 2015
The band will return around 10:15. Please make arrangements to have your child picked up by 10:15. Thank you!
Thursday, 23 April 2015
We were a little bit delayed by traffic, but the band has safely arrived at our hotel and everyone is in their rooms. A very smooth trip so far!
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
The leadership seminar has been moved to Friday, May 1. Please check the calendar for details.
Friday, 17 April 2015
The April newsletter is available here (right-click to open in a new window.)
Wednesday, 8 April 2015
The itinerary, room assignments, and recommended packing list for the Virginia Trip are now available on the members page. Also, our official “hashtag” for the trip will be #UHSbandtrip.
Tuesday, 7 April 2015
Please remember there will be a Parent Meeting tonight at 7 o’clock PM. We will be discussing the Virginia Trip, next year’s band parent leadership board, and several upcoming events. Please try to attend!
Friday, 27 March 2015
Thanks to the generosity of our principal, Dr. Anne Carcara, the $30 trip fee for State FBA Solo & Ensemble Festival is no longer necessary. If you already paid it, it will simply be credited to your band account. Please remember to thank Dr. Carcara if you see her!
Monday, 16 March 2015
If your child is participating in the State Solo & Ensemble Festival, we are going to have to add a $30 trip fee to pay for a bus to take us there. Please send cash or check as soon as manageable. Thank you.
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
There will be a parent meeting on Tuesday, April 7, at 7 o’clock PM. We will be discussing the Virginia Trip and taking nominations for next year’s band parent leadership.
The March newsletter is available here (right-click to open in a new window.)
Please check the calendar for updated events.
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
If your child is participating in State Solo & Ensemble MPA, please send in the appropriate payment as soon as possible: solos are $14 and ensembles are $7.
If your child is in the Wind Symphony or Wind Ensemble and ordered concert formalwear this year, please send in the appropriate payment as soon as possible: tuxedos are $120 and dresses are $60.
Thursday, 19 February 2015
Please check the band calendar for upcoming after school rehearsals in preparation for MPA.
Friday, 23 January 2015
We will have a Virginia Trip meeting for EVERYONE who will be going on Wednesday, February 4th at 7 o’clock PM.
Join us tonight at 7:30 PM in the gymnasium for our Winter Guard’s 2015 “preview” performance! The unit heads to their first competition of the season tomorrow, the FFCC Premiere East at Lyman High School.
Sunday, 11 January 2015
Please remember that ALL school instruments must be at school on Tuesday.
Friday, 9 January 2015
The Wind Symphony will have a performance after school this coming Monday, January 12. The concert will begin at 6:30 PM.
Blue Steel will have a performance after school this coming Wednesday, January 14, also at 6:30 PM.
These concerts are for freshman previews, giving incoming students to University their first impression of the high standards we have around here!
Monday, 8 December 2014
Please be sure to check out our Winter Concert Series this week, beginning with Percussion and Jazz this Tuesday 12/9 and continuing with our Concert Ensembles on Thursday 12/11. Both concerts are in the Performing Arts Center at 7 o’clock PM.
Saturday, 22 November 2014
And the season wraps up with a fantastic performance at the FMBC State Semi-Finals! Thank you, everyone - staff, students, and parents - for an amazing marching season!
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Thank you to everyone who helped out in the SGA Thanksgiving Food Drive! Please know that you made a difference to two families this holiday.
Monday, 17 November 2014
Winter Guard auditions are cancelled today. They have been rescheduled for Wednesday from 5-7 PM.
Thursday, 13 November 2014
The schedule for FMBC Championships has been uploaded to the Marching Band page of the website (under “Ensembles.”)
Congratulations to the following students who were selected for the 2015 OCPS All County Band!
Friday, 7 November 2014
The schedule for the Wiregrass Ranch competition has been uploaded to the Marching Band page of the website (under “Ensembles.”)
Thursday, 16 October 2014
The schedule and volunteer assignments for the University Classic are posted on the Marching Band page of the website (under “Ensembles.”)
Wednesday, 8 October 2014
The schedule for this weekend’s competition is on the Marching Band page of the website (under “Ensembles.”) Please note that this is NOT the Seminole High School nearby in Seminole County; it is in Pinellas County, near Saint Petersburg.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
We have a fundraiser tonight at Panera Bread on University Boulevard. Please pick up a flyer from the band room (or print one out by clicking here) and get some delicious food tonight from 4 - 8 PM!
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
There will be a parent meeting on Thursday, September 11, at 7 o’clock PM. We will be discussing the Virginia Trip, band photos, and several upcoming events. Please make every effort to attend!
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Coordinate sheets (drill) are now available in the Members Page.
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
The band program is in dire need of a truck driver with a Class A CDL license. Please contact Mr. Brown if you are able to assist!
Tuesday, 20 May 2014
Be sure to check out the Prism Concert this Thursday at 7 o’clock PM!
Marching Band hornline music is now available on the “Members” page.
Friday, 16 May 2014
On Monday, May the 19th, the band program will be hosting Rodney Whitaker, jazz bassist from Michigan State University. The clinic will take place during 5th and 6th periods (11 AM - 12:30 PM) and all are welcome to attend!
Tuesday, 29 April 2014
This Saturday’s drumline performance at McDonald’s has been cancelled.
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
The parent meeting originally scheduled for May 7 (at the first icebreaker) will now take place instead on May 21 (at the second icebreaker.)
Sunday, 20 March 2014
Congratulations to the Indoor Percussion Ensemble, which placed 5th in Scholastic AA at the FFCC Championships yesterday, and special congratulations to the Winter Guard, who were named the 2014 Scholastic AA Gold Medalists, placing first in the State of Florida in their division!
Wednesday, 6 March 2014
The University Band will be on TV this morning! Tune into Fox 35's "Cool School of the Week" broadcast at 8:50 and 9:10 AM!
Friday, 21 February 2014
Congratulations to Luke Burke on his performance with the All County Jazz Band this weekend!
In other news, a list of local private lesson teachers has been added to the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble pages.
Wednesday, 22 January 2014
Please note that the dates for Concert Band Camp have changed from Thursday-Friday 2/27-28. The event will now take place Friday-Saturday 2/28-3/1.
Saturday, 18 January 2014
We will be having a Band Parent Meeting on Monday, January 27, at 7 o'clock PM in the band room. Please try to attend as we will be discussing the rest of this year and going over ways you can help make our program successful!
Wednesday, 15 January 2014
There will be a Band Board meeting on Monday, January 27, at 6 o’clock PM in the band room.
Sunday, 22 December 2013
Details for second quarter études are posted on the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble pages (under “Ensembles.”)
Wednesday, 18 December 2013
The list for the Disney Marathon is posted on the door of the band office. Simply having signed up does NOT mean you are on the list! Please double-check.
Thursday, 12 December 2013
The band picnic will be this Saturday from 11 AM - 3 PM. (The calendar originally said 12 PM - 4 PM but this was an error.)
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Be sure to check the Percussion Ensemble page for information about our upcoming Indoor Percussion clinics and auditions.
Monday, 18 November 2013
The itinerary for FMBC State Championships this Saturday is available on the Marching Band page.
Thursday, 15 November 2013
For everyone who has been asking... YES, the band will be performing at the playoff football game at Apopka High School tomorrow night!
Tuesday, 13 November 2013
Congratulations to Briana Jefferson, Jovanni Rojas, Greg Hammock, Joshua Duke, Catalina Maureira, Chris Ludwig, Colin Jackson, Alex Rivera-Charles, Wensen Chen, Christian Douglass, and Luke Burke for auditioning into the 2013-2014 All County Band!
Tuesday, 6 November 2013
Congratulations to Ena Engebretsen, Wensen Chen, Devin Dodd, and Christian Douglass for being selected for the 2013 Tri-State Band! Special congratulations go out to Chris Ludwig for his selection into the 2013-2014 All State Band!
Monday, 5 November 2013
There will be a Winter Guard Informational Meeting on Tuesday, 12 November 2013, at 2:45 PM after school.
Monday, 28 October 2013
The itinerary for FBA on 11/2 is on the Marching Band page of the website.
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
Tomorrow, Wednesday the 23rd, will be a full band rehearsal from 3-5pm. Musicianship Standards for concert band classes and percussion are also due by 6pm tomorrow.
Saturday, 5 October 2013
The band should be back around 1:30am. Please make arrangements to pick up your students!
Friday, 27 September 2013
The itineraries for our first two competitions on 10/5 and 10/12 are now available on the Marching Band page.
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Our next Band Parent Meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 1, from 7pm - 8pm. We will be done before the band is done rehearsing. Please make plans to attend!
Friday, 20 September 2013
Remember our band picture viewing THIS Wednesday, September 25, from 5-8pm. You must have a parent with you to order pictures.
Monday, 9 September 2013
On Monday, September 16, at 7 o'clock PM, there will be an informational meeting in the band room for anyone interested in doing Indoor Percussion this year.
Tuesday, 3 September 2013
Fundraiser forms are due this Friday! Also, don't forget about the parent meeting this Thursday at 7 o'clock.