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


There is no formal audition for winds (woodwind/brass).  Each section will be asked to play the Fight Song and another selected tune on the first day of band camp for the staff.

Auditions for colorguard (flag and weapon) will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Moore Hall. For more information, please click here or contact Mary Tardif, colorguard director, at

Auditions for percussion (battery and front ensemble) will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. in Moore Hall. For more information, please click here or contact Dr. Joseph Van Hassel, percussion director, at or 910.522.5705.


 "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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