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Welcome to the Website of the University High School Band Boosters, Morgantown, WV! Announcements from the director may be found below. Use the above menu to navigate the website.


University High School Band Boosters

131 Bakers Ridge Road, Morgantown, WV 26505

2015-2016 EVENT

Cheat Lake Elementary Band Schedule

Incoming Freshmen Frequently Asked Questions

Mark S. Palmer, director
Neil L. King, assistant director

Director's Comments


Friday, October 9.

  • Family members escorting seniors will be admitted to the football game for free.
  • Family members should come to the band area in the north end zone at the 8:00 mark of the second quarter to receive corsages and boutonnieres and to line up for halftime.
  • At the end of the second quarter, the band will go the goal line to line up and the seniors and family members will line up off the front sideline.
  • The band will enter from backfield, senior band members and family members will enter from the front, and senior announcements will begin.
  • As seniors are announced, students and family members will proceed to their spots eight steps off the front sideline.
  • After the last senior's name is read, students will proceed to their spots and perform the show. Family members are welcome to watch from the sidelines. (The view is actually better from the stands.)

-MSP 10/5/15 7:25 am


The initial, TENTATIVE Florida Itinerary can be found HERE. It is likely to change.

We are traveling to Orlando during the peak time for high school bands. While we were able to secure a Disney clinic slot for the Jazz Ensemble, the Symphonic Winds are currently on the wait list for a clinic.

The UHS Marching Band received the honor of being one of only three marching bands featured in the Saturday night parade through the Magic Kingdom.

-MSP 10/9/15 7:20 am


The first Florida Trip payment of $145.00 is due Friday, October 2.

The cost of the trip is $750.00 per person, with the boosters subsidizing $25.00 per student, reducing that cost to $725.00.

We will collect five payments of $145.00, and checks should be made to "UHS Band."

Students are able to use any band account money they have available to pay part or all of any Florida Trip payments.

-MSP 9/18/15 7:35 am


THANK YOU to all the boosters, bands, students, and directors who made the 2nd Annual University Showcase of Bands a huge success.

Special thanks to Kevin Tenney and Jamie Starcher for organizing the event so that it ran so smoothly.

-MSP 9/28/15 10:45 pm


All Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License tickets and money are due by Friday, October 2.

-MSP 9/28/15 10:45 pm


Symphonic Winds Reference Recordings:

Noisy Wheels of Joy
Suite of Old American Dances
Sleepers Awake

-MSP 10/1/15 2:20 pm


Congratulations to the UHS Marching Band for an outstanding performance at the Preston "Music in the Mountains" Tournament of Bands competition on Saturday, September 19.

The band received First Place Guard, First Place Percussion, First Place Field Commander, First Place Band in Group IV (Large Band Class), and Overall High Score at the competition.

-MSP 9/21/15 7:00 am


Parent viewing of the composite pictures taken recently will be held on Wednesday, October 14 from 3:00-8:00 pm in the band room.

-MSP 9/2/15 11:20 am


View drill animations here:

"Children of Sanchez"

"Land of Make Believe"

"El Cumbanchero"

-MSP 7/27/15 4:15 pm


-MSP 10/9/14 2:20 pm


The Value of Music Education

-MSP 10/20/14 1:10 pm


The Band Boosters have the UHS Band Email set up.  The address is   To access the account, go to and click on gmail.

-MSP 6/1/15 8:20 am


It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of University High School Band family member Andrew Farris.

Drew has written the marching drill for the UHS Band for the past ten years, and was the architect of the UHS Color Guard's rise to prominence starting in 2003.

Drew was a tireless worker, highly creative, and always had a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed.

Drew...the UHS Band thanks you for your contributions to our successes over the last ten years. May you rest in peace.

-MSP 1/10/15 4:10 pm


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