The University of Akron Bands

Welcome to The University of Akron Bands. On behalf of the 175 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

Summer Symphonic Band

New this year: Enroll for the class to receive college credit


Join us without having to enroll

High School events

Zips Invitational OMEA Band Show

  • Saturday, September 24, 2022

Zippy’s All-Star Marching Band

  • Saturday, October 15, 2022

Junior / Senior Day with the UA Marching Band

  • Saturday, October 29, 2022

OBDC Conference

This year’s conference will be held in the UA Student Union and we are thrilled to announce the 2022 OBDC Guest Composer and Guest Conductor, Steven Bryant.

See OBDC Conference details here

OBDC High School Honor Band (Auditioned Band)

The OBDC High School Honor Band will be conducted by Verena Mosenbichler-Bryant, Director of the Duke University Wind Symphony.

New this year: Director Recommended High School Honor Band. More information coming soon!

See Honor Band details here


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.

Contact us

Phone: 330-972-6919
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