8th Grade Band Night on Friday, September 20th

The Upper Arlington Marching Band members and their Directors are proud to host 8th Grade Band Night on Friday September 20th. 8th Grade Band members from both Hastings and Jones are invited to attend this event to experience a day in the life of the UAHS Marching Band.
8th Grade arrival at UAHS Cafeteria: 5:40pm
Please see the attached flyer for details of the evening.

If you would like to see the band perform prior to dropping your 8th grader at UAHS, please feel free to stop by 4260 Greensview Drive for a 5:00pm performance. The band will be playing on the front lawn of one of the band members as part of one of the traditional home game spreads.

Parents of 8th Graders: The parents of the UAHS Marching Band traditionally sit on the 50 yard line in the home stands during the game. Please join us! Look for the fans wearing buttons with photos of our band members on them. We hope to see you there and look forward to meeting you!

Please contact Mr. Fessler with any questions.


Holiday Flower Sale

The Band Holiday Flower Fundraiser has started and runs 9/15 – 10/8.
Learn how to set up your student’s online account, how to handle catalog sales, and more HERE.

UAMB bumper stickers

If you are interested in buying UAMB stickers, contact Liz Mueller

The stickers are $1 each, and Liz will have some on hand during games and concerts.  


Fall Fundraising Update

There are three personal fundraisers this fall designed to help you offset the cost of the band trip and fees.

 Holiday Flowers – Coming in September

The Spring Flowers fundraiser with Foertmeyer and Sons was a big hit, so we’re bringing it back again this fall with their Holiday Flowers.  The sale will begin early – Sept 17 and will end Oct. 8.  Flowers will be delivered November 21.  Sales will be online as they were in the spring and students will get a catalog in class on Sept. 16. INCLUDED WILL BE INSTRUCTIONS WITH THEIR PERSONALIZED SALES CODE.  Students will need to sign up online with their code to set up their online store. If you have questions, reach out to Wal Ozello. Here’s a preview link to the catalog.


OSU Concession Stands – Starting on September 21st

We will “kick off” the OSU Concession Stands personal fundraiser in September. Those interested in the next opportunity, the OSU football game vs. Miami (OH) on 9/21, should be at least 18 years old and available from 11 am until an hour after the game ends. If you are interested, please contact Sean Driscoll.


Butter Braids – Coming in October

Immediately following the Holiday Flowers, students will have the opportunity to sell Butter Braids as we did last year.  Sale will begin Oct. 9 and end on October 23.  Product will be delivered on November 21 – the same day as flowers. Details are coming soon. Please direct any questions to Ty McDonald.


Welcome 5th Grade Prospective Band Students

Dear 5th Grade Students and Parents,

You/your child has an opportunity to join the Upper Arlington Band Program this year. Through participation in band, students will learn about music, gain valuable life skills, develop creativity, and have fun making music with friends!

Click HERE for additional information.

Instrument fittings will take place at the High School band room on Sept 3rd and 4th from 4-8 PM.  Parents and students should sign up for their own personal ten-minute Fitting Session using this sign-up genius link.

Once the student has decided on an instrument, please refer to this list of reputable instrument brands and required supplies they will need.

If you have any additional questions, please email Mr. Fessler.