drum practicing outside

Almost every college and major at UConn is represented throughout the UCMB. Of more than 330 members in the UCMB, only about 1/6 major in music. The band helps students develop a work ethic that carries over to their studies and careers.

Join Our Drumline & Front Ensemble

If you are planning to audition for the 2024 season, please contact us at prior to the audition. Auditions will be held on Saturday, May 25th.


Any student attending UConn or one of few select nearby colleges is eligible to join the drumline and front ensemble. Membership is obtained through a simple audition (see below for more info).

Audition Info & Interest Form

Submit an interest form so we can send you more information about membership and the upcoming season.

2024 Summer Camps

The percussion section holds several mini camps throughout the summer to learn new material and prepare for the upcoming season. These camps run from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. at the UConn, Storrs campus. If you are unable to attend any of these camps, please contact us ASAP.

The band also holds a preseason camp the week before the fall semester begins. This gives band members an added bonus of moving in with ease before the hectic move-in day on campus.

Camp 1 (Auditions) Saturday, May 25th 9am – 5pm
(Pit 9am – 1PM)
Camp 2 Saturday, June 8th 9am – 5pm
Camp 3 Saturday, July 13th 9am – 5pm
Camp 4 Saturday, July 20th 9am – 5pm
Camp 5 Sunday, August 11th 9am – 5pm
Preseason Friday August 16th - Saturday August 24th Daily Schedule TBA


During the fall term, rehearsals are scheduled Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00-6:00 p.m., and Friday from 3:35-6:00 p.m. The percussion section has an additional rehearsal Tuesday night from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Members of the percussion section will receive 1 academic course credit for this extra rehearsal.

drumline practice at night

Winter Percussion

With the close of the fall season of Marching Band, the battery and front ensemble continue to develop as a cohesive group through the Winter Percussion Ensemble. This group rehearses twice a week, focusing on development of musical and visual technique with the application of skills through exercises and show music.

Recently the group has balanced a focus on musical development with preparation of short performances that can be seen in the Greater Hartford area at events like the annual Percussive Arts Society CT Chapter Day of Percussion, United States Association of Rudimental Drummers Convention, select performances at Gampel Pavilion, as well as clinics at local high schools and inner-city outreach programs.

If you are interested in joining or visiting a rehearsal, please contact Tyler Campbell for more information