We are excited to announce our first UCBAA winter social – UC versus Louisville at the Hofbrauhaus on March 4! Join us to cheer our Bearcats “onward to victory” against the University of Louisville in Men’s basketball AND help support your UCBAA!
UCBAA Fundraiser: 10% of our group sales will be given directly to the UCBAA. Can’t make it during dinner? Plan to drop by at lunch instead! *Please print and share the attached flyer with your friends and family! All receipts must be accompanied by the fundraiser flyer!*
I recently sent out an e-mail over the community band listserv, but wanted to get it on our page to make sure it reached anyone who was interested! We have tons of exciting changes and concerts coming up for the 2013 Community Band Season!
To name a few big things:
-We will have a pay to play fee this year. It will be $10.00 a season and then a one time cost of $15.00 for a newly designed shirt! This will cover many things to help the band run smoothly.
-Our first practice will be on Wednesday, May 1st at 7pm in the Rockwern Band Center.
Please fill out the following survey if you have not done so from my e-mail. This will help us prepare for music, shirts, and more! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QXDRGVC
Keep checking out the Community Band page on our website for more information and add the alumni calendar for easy access to the Community Band dates!
I would be happy to answer any and all questions at firstname.lastname@example.org! -Kristen Ujvari
* Please note 12/27/12 alumni pep band has been cancelled due to the UC Band’s trip to the bowl game. *
It’s basketball season on campus! Which means we once again have the opportunity to join the undergrad band in playing at some games. Dr. Besse, Assistant Director of the Undergrad Band, sent us the invitation below. Please give it a quick read, and check out the attached schedule. –> Schedule of Basketball Bands 2012 – 2013 Basketball Game Sheet1
These are the games they will most need alumni participation:
Thursday 12/6/12, 5:30pm report time, 7:00pm tip – Men vs. Arkansas-Little Rock
Friday 12/21/12 (potential last day on Earth if the Mayans are right), 10:30am report, 12:00pm tip – Women vs. Belmont
Saturday 12/22/12 (if the Mayans were wrong), 2:30 report, 4:00 tip – Men vs. Wright State
Thursday 12/27/12, 7:30pm report, 9:00pm tip – Men vs. New Mexico CANCELLED FOR ALUMNI BAND
Saturday 1/5/13, 2:30pm report, 4:00pm tip – Men vs. St. John’s
Sunday 1/6/13, 12:30pm report, 2:00pm tip – Women vs. Villanova
Tuesday 1/22/13, 5:30pm report, 7:00pm tip – Women vs. DePaul
Tuesday 2/5/13, 5:30pm report, 7:00pm tip – Women vs. Syracuse
Tuesday 2/12/13, 6:30pm report, 8:00pm tip – Men vs. Villanova
As Dr. Besse indicated, e-mail him (email@example.com) to let him know when you plan on showing up and if you need to use an instrument. They’ll have a flip folder with music and a new pullover top for you to wear during the game. The rest of the uniform is black undershirt, black dress pants (no jeans), black socks and black shoes. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask myself or Dr. Besse.
We hope to see you at all of the games!
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From: Besse, Jody (bessejy) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Subject: Bearcat Band Basketball Pep BandDear President Bedingfield and Alumni:
On behalf of the Bearcat Bands I would like to extend an invitation for you to perform with the Bearcat Basketball Pep Bands. Bearcat Basketball has started and the games have been great! As we approach the winter break and make plans for the games that occur during the break, we typically have available space for extra performers. Several of our basketball performances occur on Tuesday and Thursday evenings which present a problem for our students due to the conflict with our scheduled rehearsals. We would certainly enjoy and appreciate those of you that are interested in joining the group for one or all of these performances.
Please look over the attached schedule to see if you are interested and able to participate with any of our four bands. Particularly for the dates of Dec. 21 through Jan. 5 or any Tuesday and Thursday evening. We do occasionally have current students in need of substitutes so making yourself available for certain games would be very helpful! Two alumni members have already participated in two separate games. If you are interested in performing for any of the games please send me a message indicating which games you are able to attend, your instrument and part, and your jacket size.
We will have a flip folder available and a jacket for you to wear for the evening. The assigned band for the game begins rehearsal one hour and twenty minutes prior to tip-off. This rehearsal is held in the band room and is mandatory. During this time we check attendance, warm-up and rehearse music, and discuss the logistics for the game.
Jody Besse DMA
The University of Cincinnati Bearcat Bands
Rockwern Band Center - Suite 2100
147 Corry Blvd. ML 32
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221 513-556-2263
Gametickets for Homecoming are completely SOLD OUT! You can still register for marching on Gameday, but please contact LeAnne at email@example.com if you need an instrument and/or if you plan to attend Saturday. Thanks.
Good afternoon, Alums!
Below are all of the updates including the Saturday itinerary. We are excited that we have worked in some flexibility in the day’s schedule, including the ability to hold an actual Association Meeting in the morning, the opportunity for you to have a lunch break with your family and friends, time to check out campus or bookstore, etc. If you have any questions about any of this, please let me know.
11am – Official UC Band Alumni Association Meeting and election update in band room
11:30am – Break for lunch (on your own)
1pm – Practice with undergraduate band on the field (Sheakley Athletic Center)
2:15pm – Line-up on Calhoun
3pm – Parade
3:30pm – Refreshments at the Meyers Alumni Center courtesy of the UC Alumni Association
~4:30pm – Pizza in band room
5:30pm – Sigma Sigma Concert
~6pm – Line-up to march into Nippert
~6:30pm – Pregame performance
AFTER – Fun in the stands!
Registration: Still Available
Reunion: We are nearing capacity of the Reunion. A handful of walk-up tickets may still be available. You may register online for the Reunion through Friday, but once tickets are gone, they’re gone!
Gameday: Dr. Frenz has already created drill charts based on our current marching numbers. Although walk-up registrations will be taken for Homecoming Gameday, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to have an instrument ready for you. If you register after today, please contact LeAnne directly to clarify instrument needs and allow an update to be sent to Doc.
Reunion: Cash Needed for Scholarship Raffle and Drinks
Cash required for the cash bar at the Reunion on Friday.
We will also be raffling off our incredible line-up of door prizes, including one of Val’s famous red & black elephant paintings, Bearcats athletic tickets, UCBAA garb and more! All proceeds from this raffle will go to the UCBAA undergraduate scholarship for 2012-13!
Please click on the link below to access our private page for downloading the parts for “What is Love?” and “I Love Lucy.” Password to come via email. If you have not received the email, please contact LeAnne Anklan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513.227.1039.
Thank you to Matt Anklan for helping us with this fun arrangement and thanks to all of you for selecting a great alumni feature piece for Homecoming this year!
In order to accommodate some surprises for alumni twirlers and colorguard members (updates coming soon), the deadline for Homecoming registration has been extended! The new date is October 1st, 2012.
Please note that the date for jacket order registrations remains the same: September 21, 2012. If you order a jacket after that date, you can still participate in Homecoming with a loaner jacket, but your delivery will not come until after the event.