University of Central Arkansas Bear Marching Band 2019
Greetings to the 2019 BMB!

105 years of consecutive bands at UCA! Welcome to another special year of the Bear Marching Band. As we prepare for the upcoming season, please read carefully and fill out the information below. We are using this system to register, take band orders and provide important information. Remember that BMB camp begins on Sunday, August 11 with move in. If you are moving into a UCA Dorm, UCA Housing will contact you with information regarding move in. Please be certain to get your informal order returned to the band office by JULY 5! We need to know what to order so we have the items delivered during band camp. All Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion will be required to purchase a new informal shirt. We are using the shorts and ball caps as last year so if yours are in good condition, there is no need to purchase a new one. Guard members will need to order an informal shirt and jacket if you do not already have these items. If you are living in a UCA dorm, you will be direct billed for your housing. In the past we have assessed everyone for housing but that will not be the case and this will lower the band fee for everyone which will be $40.00. This fee will cover gloves, flip folders, drum sticks, and other incidentals that are incurred during the marching season.

As you prepare to come to Conway and for band camp, remember what you will need to survive and for a successful band camp. A Band Camp Survival guide will be posted on the Facebook page and remember to begin proper hydration several days before camp begins. If you are new to the BMB, you must request to be added to the BMB Facebook page. Ask to join Bear Marching Band. Our Facebook page is a very important means of communication for the BMB. Everyone will need to sign up for our Remind text message system as well. On your cell phone enter the number 81010 and text this message:

@uca2019bmb

This will add you to the BMB group. If you are unable to text and would like an email, send an email message to:

uca2019bmb@mail.remind.com

To gain access to our music and other BMB content, you will need to go to the secure site on our UCA Band website at:

www.ucabands.com

On the main page, click on the line for 2019 BMB Members. If you are asked for a password, use:

Power2019

Be sure to use the number zero and the password is case sensitive with no spaces.

Make certain that you have registered for Marching Band and that it appears on your schedule. If you are receiving a scholarship, YOU MUST HAVE MARCHING BAND ON YOUR SCHEDULE TO HAVE YOUR SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED. NO EXCEPTIONS!!! Freshmen and sophomores should register for:

Marching Band - MUSE 2101 0 CRN: 12828

Juniors and seniors should registrer for:

Marching Band - MUSE 4101 0 CRN: 12829

If you are auditioning for a concert ensemble, you can find the audition music on our band website at www.ucabands.com as well. Click on the link to get the audition music for your instrument.

All drill charts and coordinates will be delivered to your smartphone or tablet. You will use your smartphone and/or tablet in every rehearsal to learn drill. You will need to purchase the Pyware 3D Viewer app available at the App Store or Google Play for $2.99. Please have this by August 11. THIS WILL BE REQUIRED!! We will have a session on how to use the app at our opening meeting. You may go to http://pyware3d.com/viewer-app/ for additional information on how the app works. If you do not have a smartphone or tablet, you will get coordinate sheets.

As the new season begins, there is always much anticipation. There are many standards and traditions that have been established and will continue into the future. We are all an integral part of the BMB legacy. Passion, Power, Pride – Work hard, play hard! I am adding my own addendum: Prepare, Practice and Perform Like a Champion! If you have any questions, please be sure to contact me. I will see you all in August. Enjoy the rest of your summer. Fear The Stripes!

Go Bears!

Brantley T. Douglas III
Associate Director of Bands
Director of Athletic Bands
University of Central Arkansas
201 Donaghey Ave.
SFA 127
Conway, AR 72035
501-450-5022
bdouglas@uca.edu
First Name *
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Last Name *
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If you are a RETURNING BMB member, would you be willing to be a Band Buddy for an incoming BMB member?
UCA Student ID Number
Please format your 9-digit ID as such: B00000000
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Classification *
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Section *
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Personal Instrument *
Will you be using your own personal marching instrument?
If yes, please list Make, Model and Serial Number
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Are you eligible to receive a Purple Plume? *
Only graduation seniors are eligible to receive a Purple Plume at the end of the regular football season. This includes seniors graduating in December 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020, or will be interning Fall 2020.
If you are Purple Plume eligible, please indicate the semester in which you will graduate
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