The Marching Band (MUPR 114) is the most visible part of the University of the Cumberlands' Instrumental Music Program and is made up of students from all majors on campus. The Marching Band provides musical entertainment and school spirit at all home football games and frequently performs exhibitions at area high school marching band competitions. The Band's musical repertoire includes everything from jazz to pop to southern gospel and country.
Members of the Band come from across the United States. Most are not music majors and participate in band just for fun. They share a love for making music and enjoy being around students with similar interests. Scholarships are available for participation in Marching Band. The Cumberlands Marching Band is directed by Steven Sudduth and James Corcoran. Credit, 1 hour
Concert Band (MUPR 115) performs three concerts during the spring semester. Membership in the Concert Band is open to all students, faculty and community members. The Concert Band performs literature written for school bands, traditional military band literature, chamber music and exciting new works for college wind ensembles. Led by Director of Bands Dr. Steven Sudduth, the Concert Band is the primary large instrumental ensemble on campus during the spring semester. In addition to concerts on campus, the Concert Band frequently tours the area in the spring, playing at schools, churches and concert halls across the region. Scholarships are available for participation in Concert Band. Credit, 1 hour
The Pep Band (MUPR 119) is the primary athletic band for the spring semester. Pep Band performs for home Patriot Basketball games. Membership is open to all University of the Cumberlands students who play band instruments. Credit, 1 hour
In addition to the three large bands, Cumberlands students participate in several small ensembles like the flute choir, clarinet choir, trombone choir, tuba euphonium ensemble, brass quintets, small jazz groups, woodwind quintets and saxophone quartets.