Although the coronavirus pandemic had canceled the band's 2020 fall competitions, we continued to work hard to learn and grow as musicians throughout the fall and spring seasons. We managed to provide safe online and in-person rehearsal opportunities and held performances in the spring of 2021. We're excited to be preparing for a more normal 2021-2022 school year. In the meantime, here is a review of our 2019-2020 event schedule that shows what a normal year looks like.
On Saturday, September 14, Urbana High School Band hosted 18 other bands at our first MMBA (Maryland Marching Band Association) competition of the year. Over 1,000 band students enjoyed a full day of entertainment and fierce competition as the bands battled for top scores in the first ever MMBA show!
2019 Fall Schedule
9/7 Preview Show
9/14 Home Show
9/28 MMBA Competition at Old Mill High School
9/28 US Bands Marine Corps Invitational
10/5 BOA Mid-Atlantic Regional at University of Maryland
10/19 MMBA Competition at Linganore High School
10/21 Frederick County Showcase at Frederick High School
10/26 MMBA State Championship at Towson University
MMBA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Our final competition of the season was held at Towson University on October 26th. Urbana won first place in the Large Open Class.
Spring 2020 Indoor Programs
Urbana's Indoor Percussion and Indoor Guard Programs hosted their home show at Urbana High School on February 22, 2020. That marked one of their final performances in a season cut short by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.