Band Day 2023

Band Day 2023

Saturday, November 4, 2023

You are invited to experience a day as a Cavalier Marching Band member when the UVA football team takes on Georgia Tech!


Your full day includes check-in at Carr’s Hill Field, a rehearsal with the CMB, a meal with your section courtesy of the band, transportation to/from Scott Stadium, a ticket to the game, the halftime show performance on the field, and performing with the CMB in the stands. Music and marching drill will be provided electronically approximately 3 weeks prior to UVA Band Day (check the Band Day Handbook for more information).

Together, nearly 600 performs will entertain the crowd performing our “V is for Villains” halftime show which includes music from the Lion King, Princess and the Frog, Final Fantasy, and the Hunger Games. You’ll gain first-hand experience with what it’s like to be a Cavalier Marching Band member on a gameday!

This special event is open to high school students grades 9-12. If you are interested in attending UVA’s Band Day, we encourage you to fill out our Band Day Interest Form today. Once we open UVA Band Day Registration, you’ll receive an email from the UVA Band Directors to complete our HSD Qualtrics Band Day Registration Form.

The cost is $55.00 which is payable by check (preferred) or cash. You’ll receive a commemorative Band Day T-shirt and we encourage you to wear your letter jacket or other warm clothing! Checks can be made out to the Cavalier Marching Band. Attendees are encouraged to mail payment in advance to:

Attention: Katelyn Rupe (UVA Band Day)
UVA Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
PO Box 400176
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176
Participants & Family Members: ACCESS THE BAND DAY EVENT GUIDE HERE


What is included as part of UVA Band Day?

Entry to the game, a UVA Band Day T-shirt, rehearse and perform with the CMB on Scott Stadium field at halftime and in the stands throughout the game, bus transportation to and from the stadium, a pre-game meal with the CMB, and food in the stands during the game.

What is the schedule?

View the entire day's events from 2022 here.  Television dictates the kick off time usually 7-14 days prior to kick off.  Once we know kick off, the day's schedule will be announced. 

What do I need to be prepared for on Game Day?

Music, drill, and scheduleing information will be released to the Band Day members well in advance of November 12.  You can expect the music first (sometime in early-October).  Plan to wear weather appropriate clothing for rehearsal on November 12.  You will need your own band instrument.  Performance dress is your high school band uniform.

Will I need to memorize my music?

Music memorization is optional.

How do I purchase tickets to the game for my family & friends?

Ticket information will be released in late-summer