The University of Akron Bands

Welcome to The University of Akron Bands. On behalf of the 300 music majors in the School of Music, and countless other academic majors represented in our band program, we want you to become a member of the UA Bands.

Every ensemble in our program is open to ALL students regardless of your academic major. Students who are enrolled at Wayne College are also eligible to participate in the UA Bands.


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Zippy's All-star Marching Band

UA Wind Symphony

Saturday, January 22, 2022

  • Guzzetta Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m.
  • Preview of OMEA Conference Performance

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

  • Hudson Middle School 7 p.m.
  • Preview of OMEA Conference Performance
  • Concert to feature Hudson High School Wind Ensemble, Beverly O'Connor, conductor and UA Wind Symphony, Galen Karriker, conductor.

OMEA Professional Development Conference

Friday, February 4, 2022

  • Cleveland, OH - CC Grand Ballroom C at 9:30 a.m.
  • UA Wind Symphony performance

High School Band clinic festival

Monday, February 14, 2022

Featured ensembles will include:

  • Orange High School Wind Ensemble, Brandon DuVall, director
  • Cuyahoga Falls High School Symphonic Band, Dustin Harris
  • Lake High School Symphonic Winds, Jared Cooey, director

See schedule and other details


Contact us if you have any questions about our UA Bands or review some of our more Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Concert Bands and Athletic Bands.

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Phone: 330-972-6919
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