UTC Marching Mocs
The future of the Marching Mocs is truly exciting - come be a part of it!
The UTC “Marching Mocs” entertain 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.
Join the Marching Mocs tradition and sign for band week to learn what it is all about!
Enroll in Band
All members of the UTC Marching Mocs must be officially enrolled in course MUS 0030.
Chatt State students: contact Nicholas Hartline at Nicholas.Hartline@ChattanoogaState.edu
or (423) 697-3257 to find out how to enroll.
UTC Band Members Get Paid to March
You heard correctly. Members receive a stipend of $600 in their first and second years, $800 in their third year, and $1000 for the 4th year (and higher). A first year Marching Moc receives all necessary uniform items, including the polo shirt and ball cap. Travel expenses are covered for all members. Pep band members receive an additional scholarship and basketball band travels all over the country following the team to NCAA tournament. Destinations have included Charleston, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Louisville, Miami, NYC, Philadelphia, Phoenix, St. Louis and Tampa.
Band Week Information
Owing to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Band Week has been cancelled for 2020. This is a difficult decision that has been made for the sake of student safety and to ensure the highest level of success for the members of our Marching Mocs family. However, the UTC Marching Mocs will still be rehearsing and performing like normal!
The first rehearsal of the UTC Marching Mocs will take place on the first day of classes, Monday, August 17th at 2:00PM at the UTC Intramural Grass Field. All registered Marching Mocs members please check your email for more information. If you are not yet registered, please contact Michael Griffith at email@example.com
Auditions for the colorguard take place during Band Week and members of the group are part of the Marching Mocs. Members of the colorguard must register for the class and are eligible for the marching band stipends.
These videos provide warm-up exercises and routines for prospective guard members to proactive this summer:
The twirlers for the Marching Mocs are led by Ms. Jenny Hannah. Auditions for twirler positions take place in the spring semester and members of the group are part of the Marching Mocs. Members of the twirling unit must register for the class and are eligible for the marching band stipends.
The percussion instructor for the UTC Marching Mocs is Travis Fischer. Drumline audition information to be announced soon!
Drumline materials are available here:
Prof. Michael Griffith, Director of Bands
Dr. Erika Schafer, Assistant Director of Bands
Travis Fischer, percussion instructor
Carrie Fischer, color guard instructor
Jenny Hannah, twirlers coach
2020-2021 Marching Mocs Leadership
Registration and First Year Assistance
Contact Jordan Hicks, First Year Coordinator, for help with registration and any first year issues.