Season Recap

OMB 2014-2015 Season Recap

We’ve had a really great season this year with 220 members and a lot of memorable performances and trips! This year took us on 5 away trips, including games at Cal and OSU, the Pac-12 Championship Game at Levi’s Stadium, the Rose Bowl and the National Championship. It was an incredible season for the Ducks, and we had so much fun at all of the games supporting our team and at other performances rallying with fans and getting the crowd engaged as the “Soundtrack of the Ducks.” Our shows this year included Huey Lewis and the News, Bruno Mars, and Evolution of Dance.

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OMB to National Championship!

OMB to National Championship!

The OMB will be heading to Texas on Saturday for the National Championship! Come see us at rehearsal or one of our other appearances. Check our Facebook page for updates! #GoDucks #SoundtrackoftheDucks



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Homecoming 2014 – Free Pizza Social

Homecoming 2014 – Free Pizza Social and Watch Party with Tailgate Band!

Homecoming is October 18th, 2014 UO vs. UW. Join us for a weekend full of fun, food, music & Duck Pride!

Free Pizza Night @ Roaring Rapids
Friday, October 17th 6:30pm
Join the family-friendly fun and catch up with friends! Pizza will be generously donated by Roaring Rapids. Beverages and other items can be purchased individually. Roaring Rapids will also generously donate $10 per person to the Eric Humphrey Memorial Endowment up to a designated maximum.

RSVP by clicking the TICKETS link on the Facebook event.

Watch Party & Tailgate Band @ O Bar & Autzen Stadium
Saturday, October 18th Kick Off 5:00pm
Meet at the O Bar at 2pm where we will warm up, march over to Autzen and play for tailgaters until the game. If you have a ticket, head inside, but if you don’t, head back to the O Bar to watch the Ducks beat the Huskies and continue to play amongst friends! A t-shirt, music, and requested instruments will be provided! Playing is not required to come cheer on the Ducks with us!

Sign up by clicking the TICKETS link on the Facebook event.

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Sousaphone Mario Kart Tournament and Fundraiser!

We’ve survived Band Camp! It was an marathon couple of weeks, but after 90 hours of rehearsal, several gigs, and a couple games of Buck Buck, we’re ready for the season!

To kick the 2014 season off right, we’re very excited to announce our next event: our 1st Mario Kart Tournament! Members in the section will be competing over the next two weeks to see who can truly be known as the Mario Kart Champion! You, as our fans and friends, are also invited to participate! Each day, a game’s results will be posted. If you can correctly pick the winners, you will win a free 2014-15 OMB Sousa Calendar!

As much as the Sousas love Mario Kart and hanging out, we wanted to make this a very special event. We decided that all calendar proceeds made during the duration of our tournament will be donated to the Eric Humphrey Memorial Fund. So please, if you want to help a wonderful cause and be a part of something great, help us to raise money for this special fund. More details about Eric can be found at

So let’s get this started! Our first match up will be between #8 Elliot and #9 Thomas! Whoever can get the most points in four races moves on to the next round to face #1 Derek! Comment on your pick, and you’ll be in the running for a free calendar! If you want to see the bracket in its entirety, here you go

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Pickup Band Sign-up


2014 Pickup Band Sign-up

August 30th | Oregon vs. S Dakota
September 5-6th | Oregon vs. Michigan St.
Please download the schedule for each game before committing to attend.
If you plan to play in the band for the Michigan St. game, be aware that there will be a mandatory full band rehearsal and performance the afternoon before (sep. 5th), which will be covered in the schedule you download. The schedule will also explain what to wear, what you need to bring, and when to show up.

Copy the following link into your browser to get the schedule for the Aug. 30th S. Dakota pick-up band:


Copy the following link into your browser to get the schedule for the Sep. 5-6th Michigan St. pick-up band:


If you have any questions about the Pick-Up Game, please contact Anna Waite (541) 346-2138,
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2014 OMB Registration NOW OPEN!

2014 OMB Registration NOW OPEN!


Register now to join the 2014 Oregon Marching Band. This is just one of the steps required to join. For a checklist of how to join the 2014 OMB, visit and complete each item. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

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Yellow Garter Band Auditions

YGB Special Auditions: Summer 2014


Open Positions:
Trumpet 2
Trumpet 3
Trombone 1

The Garter Bands are highly active groups with demanding performance schedules. To be eligible, you must be a full-time registered University of Oregon student. You must also be a member of the Oregon Marching Band and the Oregon Basketball Band. Yellow Garter Band members do not need prior membership to audition.

Yellow Garter Band members receive a $1,200 yearly stipend.

Due Date:
Videos (or links) must be received by midnight, July 4, 2014.

Send auditions and any questions to

All auditions must be submitted as digital video recordings. You may send them on a DVD or other media, post them on a video sharing service such as YouTube, or share them with a file sharing service such as DropBox. If you post the video on YouTube it is strongly recommended that you post it as an “unlisted” video and then forward the link.

Your audition may be submitted as three separate videos, or as one video with the three required parts edited together. Each section (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) should be a continuous, unedited video.

Part 1: Scales:
This video should be unedited and be less than 3 minutes in duration.
1. Play the chromatic scale over your comfortable range. We are listening for facility and fluidity, not how high can you play.
2. Play the 12 major scales. You may play one octave or multiple octaves, depending on your comfortable range.

Part 2: Prepared Piece:
This video should be unedited and contain your performance of the prepared piece played from beginning to end. Click links below to download the prepared piece for your instrument:

Trumpet 2/3
Trombone 1

Part 3: Improvisation:
This is required for Trombone 1 and Trumpet 2 auditions, but optional for the trumpet 3 auditions. You will need a stereo system to play the track so both you and the track can be heard on the video. Please contact us if you have any difficulty with this part of the video.
1. Click here to download the “F Funk” play along track.
2. Play and record 2-3 choruses. You do not need to play the entire track.

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If you are interested in auditioning, please contact Anna Waite in the Band Office ( and plan to be at the audition from 5:30 pm until 10:30 pm. If you have a class during that time, please let Anna know. Auditions will be grouped by instrument, so you will not need to be there the entire time. Specific times will be announced before May 27. Please refer to the audition instruction sheet for complete details.

(Prepared pieces are available in the links by instrument below)

Scholarship: Green Garter Band members who meet all membership requirements receive a yearly scholarship of $6,200. This is roughly equivalent to 14 in-state credits per term.Yellow Garter Band members receive a $1,200 yearly stipend.

Eligibility: The Garter Bands are highly active groups with demanding performance schedules. To be eligible you must be a full-time registered University of Oregon student. You must also be a member of the Oregon Marching Band and the Oregon Basketball Band. Green Garter Band members must have at least 1 year prior membership in the OMB, Yellow Garter Band members do not need prior membership.

GGB obligations begin in late August and may run into June each year.
YGB obligations begin in September and may run into June each year.

Green Garter Band
The following positions are open for regular auditions:
Alto Sax 1
Trumpet 2
Yellow Garter Band
The following positions are open for regular auditions: 

Tenor Sax
Baritone Sax
Trumpet 1
Trumpet 3
Lead Trombone

Depending on the outcome of GGB auditions, additional YGB positions may be open. If you are interested in one of these positions, should it open, it is recommended that you audition on Tuesday, May 27:

Alto Sax 1
Trumpet 2


Audition Announcement

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Sign up for the Spring Game!



REGISTER HERE (registration now closed)

General Information:
The band will be performing the Star Spangled Banner and Mighty Oregon on the field during pre-game and standard tunes in the stands. Because we are learning a field show, everyone is required to attend rehearsal. If you have family or friends who would like to attend the game as regular fans entry is a suggested 3 can donation to Food For Lane County.

Band Schedule:

7:30am | Instrument check-out (drums, sousaphones and everyone who said they need to borrow an instrument)

8:00am | Rehearsal

9:30am | Set in Stands

10:30am | Line up in the East Tunnel ready to go on the field.

11:00am | Kick-off, Pizza lunch in stands

1:00 pm | Game concludes (approx.) – Turn in music and instruments

Lot 8/9. Parking is extremely limited and carpooling is strongly encouraged! Enter the stadium through the East Gate, the band will be sitting in SECTION 2.

What to wear:
The OMB will provide yellow “Oregon Athletic Band” shirts. Please wear blue jeans (no holes) and comfortable shoes! 

What to bring:
– Instrument
– Water bottle
– Hat (optional for in the stands, we will NOT wear hats on the field)
– Sunscreen/ rain jacket
– Sunglasses
– Earplugs
– Lyre (if needed)

UO Instruments:
Instrument check-out will take place at the Penske Truck parked in the loading dock at the East Gate. Reed players will need their own mouthpiece, reeds, ligature, etc.

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The Oregon Athletic Bands are HIRING!!

The Oregon Athletic Bands are HIRING!!

The Athletic Bands are also looking to fill a couple positions for the Fall of 2014.

For descriptions and pay for each position, please follow the links below.

The following positions are open for non-Oregon Marching Band members:

Equipment Manager (2 positions available)

Photographer (1 position available)

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