Spirit of the Carolinas Marching Band

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Welcome to UNCP! One of the greatest assets of a diversified and balanced band program is that it nourishes the creative spirit at the level of each player's ability and interest. All too often, while developing the mind, students neglect to cultivate their artistic growth and thereby miss an important aspect of human development. Regardless of major or ability, there is a place for you in the UNCP Bands.

Here you will find information about the "Spirit of the Carolinas" Marching Band. If you have any questions please contact the director, Mr. Marty Spitzer at 910.775.4094 or by email at


Auditions for the 2016 "Spirit of the Carolinas" colorguard will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Moore Hall on the UNCP campus.

Second-round (callback) colorguard auditions and auditions for all percussion (battery and front ensemble) will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 9:00am-1:00pm at Moore Hall on the UNCP campus.  Click here for more information.  If you cannot make the scheduled audition date, please contact Kayla Keerl (colorguard) at or Dr. Joseph Van Hassel (percussion) at


The 2016 Sounds of Summer Clinic will be held on June 25, 2016 for percussion, colorguard, and drum majors.  Click here for registration information.


"Where Carolina's lofty pine trees

Pierce the southern blue,

Proudly stands our Alma Mater,

Courageous, strong, and true;

Black and Gold float on forever,

Symbol of loyalty.

Pembroke, our Alma Mater,

Hail to UNCP!"


Step with care and with great tact. And remember that life's a great balancing act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left. - Dr. Seuss


Mr. Marty Spitzer, Director of Athletic Bands

Dr. Joseph Van Hassel, Director of Percussion Studies

Dr. Tim Altman, Department Chair, Director of Bands


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