Spirit of the Carolinas Marching Band

2018 SOTC 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 email sotcband@uncp.edu

There is no formal audition for winds (woodwind/brass). Each section will be asked to play the Fight Song and the opener from the current halftime show on the first day of band camp for the staff.

Auditions for colorguard (flag and weapon) have passed.  If you are still interested in joining, or for more information, please click here or contact Nick Rumbeau at nmr008@bravemail.uncp.edu.

Auditions for percussion (battery and front ensemble) will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. in Moore Hall. For more information, please click here or contact Dr. Joseph Van Hassel, percussion director, at joseph.vanhassel@uncp.edu or 910.522.5705.

Mr. Marty Spitzer, Director of Athletic Bands

Dr. Joseph Van Hassel, Director of Percussion Studies

Dr. Tim Altman, Director of Bands

Dr. Aaron Vandermeer, Department Chair


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