Important Updates about COVID-19

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“Spirit of the Carolinas” Marching Band

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2020 Audition Information (COVID-19 update)

Winds (woodwind/brass): There is never a formal audition; please email the following information to to be added to the roster and invited to our SOTC Winds Dropbox folder after you have been accepted to the university:

  • Full name (as you want it on the roster) — if your legal name registered with the university is different, please indicate that
  • Instrument you will march — if you play multiple, list them in your preferred order
  • Phone number where you can be reached this summer by section leaders
  • T-shirt size (pre-shrunk adult unisex shirts)

Colorguard: Auditions for colorguard (flag and weapon) will be done via video submission.  If you are interested in joining, and for more information about what should be included in the video, please click here or contact Nick Rumbeau, colorguard director, at

Percussion: Auditions for drumline will be done via video submission.  For more information about submitting your video, please click here or contact Dr. Joseph Van Hassel, percussion coordinator, at


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 athletic bands.

Mr. Marty Spitzer, Director of Athletic Bands

Dr. Joseph Van Hassel, Percussion Coordinator

Dr. Tim Altman, Director of Bands

Dr. Aaron Vandermeer, Department Chair


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