Who We Are

We are the University at Buffalo Marching Band! For over 100 years, the UB Marching Band has entertained audiences across the nation with spectacular and thrilling performances!

Our UB Marching Band offers all students an excellent opportunity to belong to a fantastic organization that supports and cares for its members. We provide an immediate sense of camaraderie, friendship, and school spirit.

We are the largest and most visible student musical experience at UB. Entertaining tens of thousands of fans with our spirited, high-energy performances, and we enjoy a fantastic reputation as one of the finest bands in the country!


James Mauck, UB Marching Band director headshot.
Jack Prybylski headshot, UB Marching Band.
Andrew Haley, UB Marching Band headshot.
Joseph Distefano, UB Marching Band headshot.
Joseph Giarizzo, UB Marching Band headshot.
Gina DeMarco.
Lindsay Barber.
Charles Erckert.
Victor Miranda, UB Marching Band staff.

Student Officers

  • Kwasi Hammond – President
  • Laney Wieclaw – Vice President
  • Marissa Kasper – Vice President/ Drum Major
  • David Wannamaker – Instrument Officer
  • Maxwell Farrington – Uniform Officer
  • Mary Dixon – Social Media Chair
  • Matthew Gonzalez – Head Drum Major

Band Sections

Where We're From

Current students in the Thunder of the East come from many high school band programs from across New York State.  Some of the high schools represented are: