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 Darrin Hassevoort at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to enroll.
UTC Band Members Get Paid to March
You heard correctly. Members receive a stipend of $300 their second year and this increases $100 with each year of membership (up to $500). 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
- You will get a confirmation email when you have registered for camp. You will also get information emails closer to camp.
- During band camp, you will be living where you will be living for the fall semester. If this is on campus, make sure you indicate this when you register so that you will be allowed to move into your dorm early.
- Those who need an instrument can borrow one from UTC at no charge. You will be able to do this when band camp starts.
- Make sure you also sign up for marching band as a course, MUS 0030.
- What to bring to camp: YOUR INSTRUMENT (if you have one), sunscreen, a hat, a lyre if you have one, and a reusable cup for water.
- Any questions? Email Dr. Davis.
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 drum instructor is Mr. Matt Broom. Auditions and camp for the Drumline will take place during Band Week. There are limited number of spots for the drumline. Prepare for your audition! The audition packet can be downloaded here. If you are a music major and do not make the drumline contact Dr. Davis immediately. If you have any questions regarding the drumline contact Matt Broom.
Prof. Michael Griffith, Visiting Professor of Bands
Dr. Erika Schafer, Assistant Director of Bands
Jenny Hannah, twirlers coach