About the Frost Band of the Hour

The Frost School of Music “Band of the Hour” is the University of Miami marching band and pep band. It is the largest and one of the most spirited student organizations on the UM campus. The group is comprised of dynamic brass and woodwind sections, a driving battery drumline, the vibrant Hurricanette Danceline, and an all-new flag line.

Under the direction of Professor Jay C. Rees, nationally recognized for his progressive approach and cutting-edge style, the Frost Band of the Hour is an ensemble of student members from all fields of study, performing challenging custom musical arrangements and contemporary, drum corps-style drill design.

The Frost Band of the Hour has a deep sense of tradition, enthusiasm, and strong alumni commitment. The band’s history spans close to 90 years, with performances at national bowl games and international competitions and events. Today’s Frost Band of the Hour is the live soundtrack at Miami Hurricanes events, supporting the university with the highest level of showmanship, integrity and innovation – a collegiate athletic band for the new millennium.

The Frost Band of the Hour is a place to make great music, to make lifelong friends, and to make a difference in the community. Financial stipends and scholarships are offered to all participating members.

Jay Rees, Director of Athletic Bands
jcr86@miami.edu

Douglas McCullough, Assistant Director of Athletic Bands/Director of Marching Percussion
dlm74@miami.edu

Natalie Chernow, Director/Choreographer Hurricanette Danceline
chernown@aol.com

University of Miami Bands
Frost School of Music
201 Rehearsal Center
5501 San Amaro Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33124

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bands@miami.edu
(305) 284-4273

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