The UTC “Marching Mocs” entertains Tennessee’s most diverse audience. Our fans and spectators come from all walks of life and we perform shows to which each can easily relate. The goal of the Marching Mocs is to be as entertaining as possible while providing a solid experience in music education for future teachers. We use the most effective methods of music and marching instruction while maintaining a comfortable atmosphere that will allow you to excel while having fun. Though you will be learning contemporary methods for teaching and cleaning drill, there will always be something new to work on, and you will never be bored from doing the same show week after week.
Marching Mocs History
- Artists covered since 1999 include The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Van Morrison, Motley Crue, Metallica, No Doubt, Michael Jackson, Barry White, Stevie Wonder, Alice in Chains, System of a Down, Kiss, OutKast, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Santana, KC and the Sunshine Band, Parliament and Bootsy Collins, Tina Turner, and many many more.
- Our Marching band is one of the most innovative non-prop-oriented programs in the country synthesizing styles of show band, traditional band, and drum corps.
- The Marching Mocs work on four primary shows. These include a patriotic show with the City of Chattanooga Pipes and Drums, a Band Day Show with high schools from the surrounding area, and a homecoming show with alumni
- Freshmen have all expenses paid including travel, warm-ups, new shoes, instrument and uniform. Other Marching Mocs are paid at the following levels Sophomores $300, Juniors $400 and Seniors $500.