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UTC Band Day is an annual event that invites area middle school and high school band students to join the Marching Mocs for a day.  Students participate in gameday 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 anywhere from 300-400 students join us! This year, we will be hosting our seventh annual Band Day on Saturday, October 26 during our home game against the Citadel. It promises to be a great day!


Schedule (subject to Change)

8:00AM - 11:00 AM

Rehearsal at Finley Stadium

11:00AM - 12:45 PM

Lunch, Change for Football Game


Prepare for Pre-game Performance

1:40 PM

Pregame Performance

2:00 PM

Football Game - Students perform at halftime and in stands during the game.

app. 5:00 PM

Band Day concludes

Band Day Facts

  • Registration deadline is Friday, October 11.
  • Band Directors must complete the registration form below. If you are a student and are interested in participating, please have your band director register you.
  • Music will be provided to band directors for the students prior to Band Day.
  • Band directors are responsible for supplying the music to their students before they arrive at UTC and are also responsible for ensuring their students have flip folders and lyres.
  • Students and band directors get into the game for free; one band booster for every fifteen students gets into the game for free.  Other  boosters and parents must pay the admission fee.  Children accompanying boosters must pay the admission fee.
  • As few or as many students from your band who would like to participate are welcome. Band directors are welcome but are not required to attend.
  • Drum majors, color guard members, and majorettes are invited as well. Color guard members and majorettes 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.
  • All middle school percussionists must play bass drum or cymbals-no snare or tenor
  • Those interested in joining the Elite Dance Team for the day should contact Sara Dean at
  • Students should wear their marching band uniform for the football game.  Students may wear their uniform for the morning rehearsal or may change into it during the designated time before the game.
  • Each school must bring their own coolers for water, their own cups, and their own ponchos.

For more information about the game, including ticket information and directions to the stadium, see this link.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Erika Schafer, Assistant Director of Bands, at 423-425-4641 or

Band Day Registration Form

Deadline - October 11, 2013

Must be completed and submitted by the Band Director