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UTC MARCHING MOCS 

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Halftime 10.31.15 - Band Day
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Pregame 10.31.15
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Halftime 10.10.15 - Full Show
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Pregame 10.10.15
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A Bradley Classic - High School Expo
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Pregame 09.12.15
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Halftime 09.12.15 - Part 1 & 2
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Pregame 09.05.15
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Halftime 09.05.15 - Part 1


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.

A Message from the Directors

Dr. Craig Davis

Hello, Folks!

 

I hope that this message finds you enjoying the last few days of summer break! Please let me take this opportunity to welcome you to campus and to the 2016-2017 Marching Mocs!

 

Dr. Schafer and I are very excited to welcome all of you to the Band Hall (and field), and to being the most visible and exciting student organization of the campus of UTC!  Many of you probably have questions leading into a new year with new leadership, but let me assure you that we are going to have a terrific year! I have been meeting with Athletics, Student Development, Alumni Coordinators, and administrators over the past few days and everyone is very excited for the coming year. They are excited for YOU!

 

Though change can sometimes create thoughts of concern and apprehension, it also presents opportunities for tremendous growth! The resounding message that has been conveyed to me over the past week is simply this: WE WANT MORE MUSIC! Whether you know it or not, people want to see you, and they want to hear you! We have various collaborations that we are looking forward to this year, and there are many people who want your talents, your spirit, your presence, and your energy to be a part of their events, and I hope you share my enthusiasm for wanting to the there! The Marching Mocs are respected and wanted! As musicians, what more could we want?? We make people smile, and they want us to make them smile!

 

So, what do I need from you? Come to Band Week and have a fantastic attitude! We have the opportunity to be a part of a very special time in UTC history! We will have tradition. We will have innovation. We will work. We will play. We will be fun. We will be entertaining.

 

We will be the Marching Mocs!

Dr. Craig Davis

Interim Director of Bands

Dr. Erika Schafer

During my time at UTC I have watched the marching band grow into a powerful musical group, and I hope you will join us as we continue this growth. I happen to really look forward to football games because of the variety of music we play and because you never know what is going to happen next. I also look forward to outdoor rehearsals in the fall when it is that perfect marching band weather…just a little chilly. I love being active outside, and what better way than through music! I believe there is no better place than band to make friends and find people just like you. I come from a music performance background and look forward to helping you provide an exciting experience for our audience, whoever that may be. Apparently, when I interviewed here, I said, “I love band.” Although this is now kind of embarrassing, it is true! I hope to see you out on the field!

Dr. Erika Schafer
Assistant Director of Bands