Are scholarships available? Yes.
Every member of the UDMB is eligible to receive a Financial Aid
Participation Award. Eligibility means that a student must 1)be
registered for the course, 2) attend all of Band Camp, and 3)remain in
good standing throughout the entire marching band season, including any
and all postseason performances. Failure to fulfill any or all of these
requirements will result in a reduction or complete forfeit of the
award. The amount a student is awarded is based upon the number of
years they are a member of the UDMB. Currently, 1st–year members are
eligible for a $400 Award. This amount is subject to change each year
due to budgetary constraints. In addition, there are Spirit Awards
based upon talent available to members of the Basketball Pep Band. An
audition is required. Auditions take place during mid–September.
Do I have to be a music major to be in the UDMB? No.
Over 80% of the UDMB members are non–music majors. Students from all of
the colleges within the University are represented each year. On
average, over 90 different majors and degree programs are represented by
the total membership.
When and where is band camp? Band Camp is held the week prior to the start of fall semester classes. Watch for specific information on the main UDMB website. Band Camp is held on the main campus of the University of Delaware.
How often does the UDMB rehearse?
Once the fall semester begins (after Band Camp) rehearsals are every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 4–6 PM. Saturday rehearsals only
occur on days of home games.
How many performances are there? A
regular season schedule for the UDMB has between 8–10 performances
every fall semester. These include, but are not limited to, 6–7 home
football games, 1–2 exhibitions at local high school festivals, the
Newark Halloween Parade, and the annual Collegiate Marching Band
Festival in Allentown, PA. Any NCAA postseason home football games
and/or the National Championship game are in addition to the regular
How many shows are taught/learned? 1 traditional Pre–Game Show and 2 Halftime shows.
What is the marching style of the UDMB? The UDMB marches corps style.