Ohio Music Education Association Zips Invitational Marching Band Show

2022 OMEA Zips Invitational

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Each fall The University of Akron hosts the annual Ohio Music Education Association Zips Invitational Marching Band Show.  The show features marching bands from across the state and ratings are given by OMEA sanctioned adjudicators in preparation for OMEA State Marching Band Finals.  All bands are welcome and many perform in “festival” class.

For more information on how to register your band for the OMEA Zips Invitational Marching Band Show, visit the OMEA website and log-in to the portal.

Any additional questions should be directed to the show coordinator, Dr. Galen S. Karriker at gsk1@uakron.edu.

12th Annual OMEA Zips Invitational

More details to come including the schedule.


See the campus map to see where to park.


Note: No advance ticket sales available - please allow for sufficient time to purchase tickets and enter the stadium.

The ticket office is adjacent to GATE 1 at InfoCision Stadium, 375 East Exchange St. Akron, Ohio.

  • Tickets: $8 per person (children under 5 are FREE).
  • Cash, check, and credit card are accepted.
  • Seating is General Admission ONLY.

Gates and entrances

Patrons may enter at Gate 1 ONLY. Gate 2 is ONLY for performers and staff - no exceptions. All other gates will be closed.


A concession stand will be open on the home sideline.

COVID protocols

All attendees must use a mask for any enclosed indoor setting (bathrooms included). Masks are not required outdoors.