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

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.

DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR FOR 2022-2023: Mr. Fessler has also put together the dates for the summer and next fall so that we can all plan ahead. You can see these dates on the monthly calendar he has put together

The dates are also on the website calendar that you can subscribe to (look for the Subscribe button in the bottom right of the monthly calendar view).

June 6: Percussion sectionals start. These will be in the evenings every Monday and Wednesday through July 20.
June 28, 29, 30, 6:00-8:30: Rehearsals for July 4 parade
July 3, 6:00-8:30: Parade preview/family picnic
July 4, report time TBD: Parade
July 25: Leadership Day (leaders only)
July 26, 8:00-12:00: Pre-band-camp new member day
July 27 and 28, 8:00-12:00: Pre-band-camp practices for everyone
July 29, 8:00: Picture day
Aug 1-6: Band camp at Camp Swoneky (near Kings Island/Cincinnati), with preview show prior to pick-up on Aug 6.
Aug 12: Possible convocation performance (TBD)
Aug 19: Away game at Reynoldsburg
Aug 26: Home game vs St. Francis de Sales
Sep 2: Home game vs Pickerington North
Sep 4, 5:00 report time: Golden Bear Bash (K row, section leaders, and helpers only)
Sep 5, 9:00 report time, 11:00 performance: Labor Day Arts Festival
Sep 9: Away game at Westerville Central
Sep 16: Home game vs Groveport Madison (Homecoming)
Sep 23: Away game at Hilliard Bradley
Sep 30: Home game vs Olentangy Liberty (Senior night for the band!)
Oct 7: Away game at Olentangy Orange
Oct 14: Home game vs Dublin Coffman
Oct 21: Away game at Hilliard Davidson
Oct 29, Nov 4, Nov 11: Possible playoff games
Nov 3, 7:30: Indoor concert

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