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) , Uniform information, Slide deck from 8th Grade informational meeting (May 2023, retained for future reference).

Important dates for the 2023-2024 school-year:

  • Aug. 18th – Football game @Home vs. Reynoldsburg HS
  • Aug. 25th – Football game Away vs. Big Walnut HS
  • Sept. 1st – Football game Away vs. Pickerington North HS
  • Sept. 3rd – Golden Bear Bash! (Squad Leaders, K-Row and helpers), report at 5 pm
  • Sept. 4th – Labor Day Arts Festival (Full Band), Report at 9 am, Perform at 10 am.
  • Sept. 8th – Football game @Home vs. Westerville Central HS
  • Sept. 15th – Football game Away vs. Groveport Madison HS
  • Sept. 22nd – Football game @Home vs. Hilliard Bradley HS
  • Sept. 29th- Football game Away vs. Olentangy Liberty HS
  • Oct. 6th – Football game @Home vs. Olentangy Orange HS
  • Oct. 13th – Football game Away vs.Dublin Coffman HS
  • Oct. 20th – Football game @Home vs. Hilliard Davidson HS
  • Oct. 25th at 7:30 pm – UAMB Indoor Concert in UAHS PAC
  • Oct. 27th – Playoff game (TBD)
  • Feb. 10th – OMEA High School Solo and Ensemble
  • Feb. 29th at 7:30 pm – Winter Band Concert in UAHS PAC
  • Mar. 8th or 9th – OMEA Large Group District Contest (Symphonic and Concert Bands only)
  • Apr. 19th or 20th – OMEA State Contests
  • Apr. 30th at 7 pm at UAHS – 8th Grade Informational Meeting
  • May 1st at 7:30 pm – Spring Band Concert in UAHS PAC

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

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. You can also subscribe to our emails at  http://eepurl.com/hFIIT9 . While the information in the emails won’t be relevant to you immediately, it will give you an idea of what is to come next year.

Go Bears!

UAHS Band Program