Twenty-five years ago, Heidi Sarver became the director of the University of Delaware Marching Band (UDMB) and James Ancona joined her as the assistant director. Together, over the past quarter of a century, they have proven themselves to be two of UD’s most dynamic faculty members.
Under their leadership, the UDMB:
- almost tripled in size
- made several television appearances in regional celebrations
- and became a bigger, bolder, brassier marching band
Their guidance and mentorship have impacted thousands of student musicians, providing a sense of home and unity among the 300-member band.