Welcome to the Rising Freshmen page of the UAMB Website!  This tab was created to enhance the accessibility of information to 8th Grade/Incoming Freshman Families.  We will continually update this page, so please check back regularly for current information.   If you have any questions, please contact us.  We want all band families to feel connected and informed. 

Thank you!

8th Grade Communication and Outreach Committee

Hello New Band Families!

Members of the Upper Arlington Golden Bear Marching Band and their directors were proud to host 8th Grade Band Night on Friday, September 22nd 2023 during the Homecoming varsity football game at UAHS.

The UAHS Marching Band was excited to meet your 8th grader and to march together at Upper Arlington High School!

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions (FAQs) and Uniform information.

Materials from the 8th Grade informational meeting (May 2024)

  1. Slide deck 
  2. CutTime and Registration Overview
  3. To do list and important dates

Oder summer uniforms here by June 13th.


The UAHS band dates are on the website calendar that you can subscribe to and include summer and fall 2024 dates.


  • June 30th to July 3rd – Parade practice
  • July 3rd – 7pm Parade preview for families
  • July 4th – Parade performance
  • July 30th – Leadership day pre-camp rehearsal
  • July 31st – First Year Marchers and Leaders only pre-camp
  • August 1st and 2nd – Full Band pre-camp rehearsal
  • August 2nd – Individual and group photos
  • August 3rd – Car Wash Fundraiser
  • August 5th-9th – Band Camp
  • Aug. 5th – New Band Parent Social in UAHS North Common Room
  • Aug. 9th – 7pm, First show preview for family
  • Aug. 23rd – Football game @Home
  • Aug. 30th – Football game @Home
  • Sept. 1st – Golden Bear Bash! (Squad Leaders, K-Row and helpers)
  • Sept. 2nd – Labor Day Arts Festival (Full Band), Report at 9 am, Perform at 10 am.
  • Sept. 6th – Football game Away
  • Sept. 13th – Football game @Home
  • Sept. 20th – Football game Away
  • Sept. 27th- Football game Away
  • Oct. 4th – Football game @Home
  • Oct. 11th – Football game Away
  • Oct. 18th – Football game @Home
  • Oct. 25th – Football game Away
  • Nov. 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd etc. – Potential playoff games (TBD)


If you wish to learn more about what to expect from high school band, please visit uaband.org and read the information under the About Us, Parent Info, and Boosters tabs.

Go Bears!

UAHS Band Program