Rising Freshmen

Welcome to the newest part 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

Judy Kase: jk-atl@hotmail.com

Shannon de Jong: shannondejong2000@gmail.com

Wanda Berk: wanda614@live.com

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

Alina Samurin:  alinasamurin@hotmail.com


Hello Rising Freshman 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.



Rising Freshman Meeting – will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

Come meet with the 8th Grade Communication and Outreach Committee to discuss next steps, go over Summer schedule and marching season information and answer questions.



BAND CAMP registration will take place.  This is separate from registering for band as a class at school which has already taken place during school scheduling.  We will provide information just as soon as we finalize the details.



All activities include Rising Freshman and more detailed info will go out on all of this later this Spring.


June 29th – July 2nd:  4th of July Parade Rehearsals from 6 – 8:30 pm


July 2nd :  Annual Family Picnic

Time/Location to come.  Summer uniform polos are sold at the picnic.


July 3rd :  Alumni Open House 1 – 4 pm, report to UAHS at noon.


July 4th :  March in UA Parade


July 28th – July 30th :  Pre-Band Camp Rehearsals from 8 am – 12 pm

*Leader start on the 27th/no Freshman


July 31st :  Picture Day at 8 am


August 3rd – 8th :  BAND CAMP!

More information will come regarding camp registration and payment.


Please be sure to check the band calendar 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 as we finalize the percussion calendar.  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!



Thank you to all who attended the 8th Grade Band Night at UAHS! 

The Golden Bear Band members enjoyed having you and look forward to you joining them in the future!  Please keep visiting this 8th Grade website tab for future information specifically for rising freshmen!