Alumni edition released for Bearcat Bands’ Cadence

Screen Shot 2014-10-06 at 10.54.18 AMFirst, thanks to everyone who came out to make Homecoming 2014 such a success! It was a really fun weekend of friendship, music and love of Alma Mater capped off by a Bearcats victory over rivals Miami. Looking forward to an exciting return to the new and improved Nippert in 2015!

Also, check out a new and improved alumni edition of the undergraduate band’s Bearcat Bands’ Cadence (BBC)! Just click on the image to the left…

Thanks to publications editor, Hayley Drewyor for her hard work on this awesome BBC!

Beers, brats and band stories at Homecoming Zinzinnati!

Registration is officially open for Homecoming Zinzinnati 2014: September 19-20 in Cincinnati!

On Friday night, we will kick off the weekend with a new addition: a Friday night non-mandatory percussion sectional and full band rehearsal to take place starting at 4:30pm at Rockwern Band Center. Then, plan to head over to Mecklenburg Gardens at 6:30pm for our annual reunion. The registration fee is only $5 and the meal is pay-your-own-way.

With the revitalization of Nippert, the entire gameday experience will be transported down to the banks of the Ohio to Paul Brown Stadium on Saturday. One of the largest venues the Alumni Band has ever performed in, Paul Brown will be an exciting change up for this year before we return back to the new-and-improved Nippert in 2015. Join us at the Bearcats battle Miami University for the Victory Bell! More details to come once game time is announced.

Register now to be a part of the fun as we come together to celebrate our Alma Mater and the Bearcat Bands program!

Help sustain the heartbeat of the Bearcat Bands!

Band AlumniWe are excited to officially announce the kick off of the UCBAA’s Down the Drive Campaign! Help sustain the hearbeat of the Bearcat Bands by helping us purchase a set of top-of-the-line percussion equipment that will contribute to the future musical stability of the Bearcat Undergraduate and Alumni Bands! Learn more about this crucial campaign and make a donation today:

Start a new tradition: Perform with the UC Community Band!

Looking to have some fun making music with friends this summer? Join the UC Community Band! Below are some details about our season from Community Band Manager Kristen Ujvari. Additional questions? Email Kristen at
  • Who: You!
  • First rehearsal: Wednesday, May 7
  • Rehearsals: Wednesday evenings through July
  • Time: 7-9pm
  • Directors: Bob Bass (Mason) and Andy Randall (Middletown)
  • Location: Rockwern Band Center on the University of Cincinnati Main Campus (147 Corry Blvd, Cincinnati, OH 45219)
  • Cost: $10 annual fee
  • Uniform: $15 one time cost for a UCCB shirt. Note: Already have one from last year? You are good to go! Dress for concerts includes this shirt with all black (pants, socks, shoes, belt and undershirt).
  • Parking: You can park on any streets in Clifton (meters usually stop at 6pm) or you can park in a garage which will have a parking fee. More info on the campus garages is available here.
  • Instruments: Need an instrument? Please contact Kristen right away per her email above.
  • Next steps: Come to practice, bring friends (consider sharing this awesome UCCB tear-off poster with them), bring your instrument and have fun!

Join us for Alumni Band basketball Homecoming!

James Bedingfield, president of the UCBAA, has announced a very fun and unique event that we hope to make an annual tradition: Alumni Band basketball Homecoming! Please see James’ email below and RSVP to him at TUCBIDG!


I wanted to let you know about a new social event we’re going to try this year. We’re hoping it will catch on and continue for many years.

The basic idea was to create a second “Homecoming”-type event to get as many people together and playing as possible. It just so happens that as I’m writing this our Bearcats Men’s Basketball team is ranked 13th in the nation! The plan is to play along with the Undergrad Band at a basketball game and stick around campus for a meal afterwards. Here are the details:

Saturday, February 15. Game time is 3:00pm. Report time will be 1:30pm.

The game should end with a Bearcats victory over the Houston Cougars around 5:15. After the game we will head to the new Taste of Belgium restaurant on Short Vine. Dinner will be on your own so if you’re a crafty at finding a parking spot and not hungry you could attend this get-together for exactly $0.

Can’t make it to the game, but want to join us for dinner? Show up at Taste of Belgium around 5:45pm.

Want to bring your family? Great! You will have to buy them tickets to the game, though. Hurry…the team is good so it could sell out! 513.556.CATS

Need to borrow an instrument? Tell me in your RSVP email and we’ll find one for you.

Are you on Facebook? Here’s a link to the event page: Click Me!

If you’d like to join us I need you to RSVP to me by Friday, February 7th. Just hit reply to this e-mail. Please ask if you have any questions. We’d love to see you at the game and/or dinner.

James Bedingfield