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June Informational Letter


I hope you all are having a great summer! Here is information that will help you plan for all of the University of Maine’s bands this coming fall. This letter is being sent to all returning Symphonic Band, Marching Band and Pep Band members, and all incoming students that sent in information forms.

Symphonic Band: Auditions will be Sept. 3-6.  Watch for audition sign ups in the “Class of 1944 Building” third floor outside room 335.  Contact Chris White for details.  207-581-1232

Pep Band will have its first meeting Thursday,September 19  7:00 pm-9:00pm  in room 100 of the “Class of 1944 Building”.  Look for signs when you arrive at school. Contact Mr. White for details.  207-581-1232

Concert Band meets second semester only, make sure that you look me up when you arrive on campus to get information. Contact Mr.White for details. 207-581-1232

Marching Band:

MARCHING BAND CAMP DATES are as follows: Sunday, August 25- Friday August 30th  9:30pm.  Marching Band is open to all that play an instrument.  You will arrive on Sunday, and we will have organizational meetings that afternoon.  You will be able to move to temporary housing as soon as you arrive!  There will be some rehearsing on Sunday.   More details will follow in early August. We will be doing two great shows this year.   Our shows this year will be Fire and Ice and music about break ups and make ups!  In addition we are planning a trip to the Maine vs UMass game at Gillette Stadium on Sept 7th!  In order to adequately plan I must have a filled out registration form by June 30, 2013.   The Textbook Reward form is attached and must be filled out, signed, and returned by June 30, 2013.  ALL MARCHING BAND MEMBERS WILL GET THE TEXTBOOK REWARD of $300.00  IF YOU FILL OUT THE FORM AND MEET THE REQUIREMENTS.    You can register for Marching Band Camp on our web site.  Check BOOK REWARD FORMS MUST BE SIGNED AND MAILED VIA US MAIL. The budget depends on you filling these out so that I may have an accurate count!  Plan to be part of the excitement this fall and fill out your forms!!  If you have specific questions please do not hesitate to contact me.  Also if you have a friend that is interested, please get me their name and address so I can mail them information!


Here is the tentative Fall Schedule for Marching Band

Performance schedule: TENTATIVE - There  WILL  be more added.  The official schedule will be given at band camp.

Typically 10-12 performances/Parades.  All members are required to be at all performances.  See attendance policy in syllabus.


8/25-8/30     Band Camp

9/6 -9/7          Away Game vs UMASS at Gillette Stadium

9/14                   Home Game vs Bryant

9/21                   TBA

9/28                   Riverfest Big E or MBDA TBA

9/29                   Big E TBA

10/5                    Home Game vs Delaware

10/19                  Homecoming vs William and Mary

11/2                     Home Game vs Stonybrook

11/16                   Home Game vs Rhode Island

11/30                   PLAYOFF TBA

12/7                      PLAYOFF TBA

12/14                    PLAYOFF TBA

Championships TBA

If you have not considered Marching Band, please do!!! It is a great way to meetmany people and to be a big part of campus life!

Please fill out the enclosed forms and mail it to me ASAP so that we can get the 2013 band year rolling.  I look forward to seeing you all in August!!!


Christopher G. White
Sports Band Director


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Black Bear Marching Band
5788 Class of 1944 Hall
Orono, ME 04469-5788
Phone: 207.581.1232 | Fax: 207.581.4701E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System