Newsletter Week of September 19

The Signup Genius is now available for Sep 24 (Hillard Bradley home game):

Please sign up to help make the day great for the students. The spread will be at Wickliffe, and the after-party will be at the Berks’ home, 2312 Johnston Rd.
You can bookmark this and use it for events throughout the year!

SERVICE PROJECT: The band officers are leading a service project to collect pet food and children’s books Sep 21-24. See the details here:
Please help the kids out!

:You should have received an email with instructions on accessing your student’s 99 Pledges page for our biggest fundraiser of the year.  Because we can’t do our normal “Blitz” fundraiser where the students go door-to-door in the neighborhoods of UA we are asking for online donations. We’re hoping to raise $10,000 this year to support the annual expenses of the band, so please give this your attention.  If you can take the link from 99 Pledges and paste it into your social media accounts, we can request donations from more people. Here’s a screenshot of the links to social media on the student page. If you haven’t received an email from 99Pledges, please contact Rebecca McClung at  If you need help with any steps please reach out.  Thanks for your endless support of the UAHS marching band! Note that ~32 days remain for this fundraiser.


SAVE THE DATE: Below are some important dates to keep in mind for the rest of the year:
Indoor Concert November 4
HS Solo and Ensemble February 12
Winter Concert March 1
District Large Group March 4/5 (out of district)
State Contest – Large Group April 22/23
Spring Concert April 28

Continue to check Mr. Fessler’s Bands This Week  for student report time details each week.

FOOTBALL GAME TICKET SALES: Don’t forget that you can purchase tickets in advance. From the Director of Student Life: Tickets will be available from 12-4pm on Thursday and 8am-3pm on Friday. Per OCC bylaws all varsity level tickets are $7 starting this year. Cash is accepted for pre-sale tickets. Our office is behind the home bleachers of the stadium. We will have a sign with an arrow for you to follow. You may park in any of the designated “visitor” spaces. If you are interested in purchasing a pass (or individual tickets online) you can do so here


Stadium Seats for Game Day

Spread the word to your friends and family about the stadium seats and how to support our sponsors. “The stadium seats placed throughout the bleachers are generously donated by sponsors of the UA Marching Band for your viewing comfort. If you love the band and would like to show your support, “Scan for the Band” with the QR code on the back of each seat. Be sure to thank our sponsors!


Picture Day Photos are Ready

Picture Day Photos are online and ready to order at:

Visit and use the password uamb2k21 to place an order.


UAHS Marching Band Spiritwear Store

The UAHS Marching Band online spiritwear store is now OPEN through August 22nd and families can begin ordering using the following link: 

There will be a table set up Saturday at the band performance where you can place an order, or you can place an order online. If you have questions please contact Becky McClung

How to Keep up With the Band

We encourage you to use the Remind app for real-time updates from Mr. Fessler. Text uamb4 to 81010.  Band members will also be added to the GroupMe chats coordinated by the squad leaders. Squad leaders are responsible for communicating directly with their squad, as last-minute changes sometimes occur.

The boosters tries to keep the calendar on the website current (particularly for events involving families).  You can ‘subscribe’ to it so that events will be added to your phone.  The Boosters will also share events in the weekly newsletter.