University Bands

University Bands

133 Fine Arts

16 Mt. Pelia Road

Martin, TN 38238


(731) 881-7403


John Oelrich, Director of Bands

University Bands

Welcome from Dr. John Oelrich, Director of Bands

Welcome to the UTM Bands homepage! Here at UTM, we provide a comprehensive wind band program, including all facets of wind and percussion music. The UTM Bands are open to UTM students of all majors, and we offer a variety of opportunities in wind chamber music, as well. Our excellent ensembles are visible and active, premiering new compositions and touring the state and region.


Music majors will find the UTM Bands to be a place to develop and refine musical and teaching skills and experience exciting opportunities to collaborate with guest artists and composers. The UTM Department of Music maintains two full-time concert bands, two performing jazz ensembles, and the Aviators Marching Band and Basketball Band. Performing with the UTM Bands will propel you on to a successful career in both performance and music education.


The UTM Bands include many students who are not music majors. Participation as a non-music major is an excellent way to continue the development of fine musicianship and artistic expression. In addition to an incredible music-making experience, being involved with the UTM Bands is a great way to meet people. Many a lifelong friendship has been forged amongst the members of our ensembles. The Wind Ensemble and UTM Big Band are open to all UTM students by audition.


Whether it is performing world premieres in the Wind Ensemble, swinging with the UTM Big Band or supporting your athletic teams in the Aviators Marching Band and Basketball Band, there is a place for you in the UTM Bands!

Go Skyhawks!

Dr John Oelrich

Director of Bands

Calendar of Events

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Community Band

Become part of UTM's community band.

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UTM Aviators Marching Band Housing Scholarship Application

Those students that applied for the Aviators Marching Band Scholarship will be notified by the end of May if they were or were not awarded the housing discount.

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UTM West Tennessee Marching Championship

October 26, 2019

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