UTC Band Day is an annual event that invites area high school band students to be VIP guests of the Marching Mocs for a day!
Students participate in game day activities including a morning rehearsal, pregame and halftime performances, and playing in the stands during the game. Students get the feeling of what it is like to be in a university marching band and are mentored by our very own Marching Mocs. Typically, we have some 300 students join us!
This year, we will be hosting our fourteenth annual Band Day on Saturday, October 2, 2021 during our home game against Western Carolina. A special UTC Band Day t-shirt (which must be worn by all student participants), lunch and some UTC swag will be provided for everyone. We hope you can join us!
Band Day 2021 Info Packet
The registration deadline is September 24. Registration can be completed by band directors if the entire band will be participating. Student may also register as individual participants and we will notify their band director of their desire to participate. We ask that band directors accompany their students if bringing the entire band. If students are registering as individual participants, they must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. (For a student registering as an individual participant, one adult chaperone will be admitted. If an entire band is registering, one adult chaperone for every 10 students will be admitted.) Any additional "Family and Friends" who may want to attend the game and Band Day festivities may purchase a ticket online through the UTC Athletics Department at a 20% discount using a code that will be provided to you.
Music will be provided to band directors for their students prior to Band Day. Band directors are responsible for distributing the music to their students before they arrive at UTC and are also responsible for ensuring that their students have flip folders and lyres.
We are encouraging full band participation, but will welcome as many students as can come from each school. Drum majors, color guard members, and majorettes are invited as well. Color guard members should bring their own flag or baton.
We will not have a front ensemble. We suggest that those who play in a front ensemble bring cymbals to play for the day.
Each school must supply their own ponchos in case of inclement weather. Water will be provided, but bands must supply their own jugs or bottles for their students!
For more information about the game, including ticket information and directions to the stadium, see GO MOCS!
If you have questions about Band Day, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Prof. Randall Coleman, Director of Bands