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


MARK YOUR CALENDAR – Quick Reference UAMB Calendar Dates to Remember:

Friday, 10/11, Friday 10/18 and Friday 11/1:  5pm Spread Performances – see locations below

Monday, 11/4:  6:30pm Jones Parent Meet & Greet with UAMB Parents prior to Concert

Thursday, 11/7:  Indoor UAMB Performance – 7:30pm UAHS Auditorium

Wednesday, 11/20:  6:30pm Hastings Parent Meet & Greet with UAMB Parents


Upcoming Outdoor Performances Prior to Home Games

Friday, October 11th :       3920 Lytham Ct.  5:00pm

Friday, October 18th :      2312 Johnston Rd.  5:00pm

Friday, November 1st :    2154 Fairfax Rd.  5:00pm

Each home football game Friday, one senior family hosts a ‘spread’ (dinner) for the band prior to the game.  This is a favorite tradition among band members.  At 5:00pm, the band performs on the front lawn of the residence for the public.  We would like to invite you to attend these performances.  Above are the dates and locations of each of the 3 remaining spread performances.


Indoor Upper Arlington Marching Band Concert:

November 7th, 7:30pm UAHS Auditorium

Please join the Disney-bound UA Golden Bear Marching Band for their biggest concert of the season on Thursday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Upper Arlington High School Auditorium. The concert is FREE and will feature music from all fall shows as well as favorite stand tunes and cheers. Please consider bringing 5 non-perishable food items or old coats to be donated. Band members will be in the lobby following the concert to chat with the public about UAMB!


Hastings and Jones Parent Meet & Greets Prior to Concerts

Jones: November 4th, 6:30pm  Jones Cafeteria

Hastings:  November 20th, 6:30pm  Hastings Lobby outside of auditorium

Prior to the 7:30pm Jones & Hastings band concerts, Parents of the UAHS Band members will host a ‘Meet & Greet’ with parents of the 8th grade band students.  They will answer questions about band in high school and offer information about UAHS Band.



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!