Rising Freshmen

Welcome to the Rising Freshmen page of the UAMB Website!  This tab was created to enhance the accessibility of information to 8th Grade/Incoming Freshman Families.  We will continually update this page, so please check back regularly for current information.   If you have any questions, please contact us.  We want all band families to feel connected and informed. 

Thank you!

8th Grade Communication and Outreach Committee

Shannon de Jong: shannondejong2000@gmail.com

Wanda Berk: wanda614@live.com

Katie Petronella:  katiepetronella@gmail.com  (Percussion Parent)

Hello New Band Families!


It’s hard to believe but Summer is quickly approaching and planning is already underway!  Here are a few notes as we move into Spring/Summer.


SUMMER visit the calendar for updates


June 28th, 29th and 30th :  Parade Rehearsals from 6:00 – 8:30pm


July 1st :  Annual Family Picnic – Time/Location to come.  Summer uniform polos are sold at the picnic.


July 2nd :  Alumni Open House 1 – 4 pm, report to UAHS at noon (we are awaiting confirmation of this activity)


July 4th :  March in UA Parade!!


July 26th :  Leadership Day, MANDATORY for all Leaders


July 27th :  New Member Group – this is for first year marchers and Leaders  8am – 12pm


July 28th and 29th :  Pre-Band Camp Rehearsals (required for everyone)  8am – 12pm


July 30th :  Picture Day at 8am


August 2nd – 7th :  BAND CAMP at UAHS

       *Registration and payment for band camp will take place during band registration – more info to come.


August 11th :  Meet the Team (we are awaiting confirmation of this activity)


August 16th :  Convocation (we are awaiting confirmation of this activity)


Please be sure to check the band calendar on line at UABAND.ORG for more detailed information and continued updates.  The calendar contains more details on time and location and is updated regularly.


*If your child is a percussion student, the summer practice schedule will differ and information will be updated soon.  If you have any questions, please contact Katie Petronella*


On behalf of the Communication and Outreach Committee, we look forward to meeting you and your band student.  Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Go Bears!

8th Grade Communication and Outreach Committee

Judy Kase: jk-atl@hotmail.com

Shannon de Jong: shannondejong2000@gmail.com

Wanda Berk: wanda614@live.com

Katie Petronella:  katiepetronella@gmail.com  (Percussion Parent)