Explore Days

The University of New Haven is proud to offer prospective students the opportunity to explore some of our outstanding academic programs in more detail.

An Explore University of New Haven Day enables prospective and admitted students to meet respected faculty and accomplished speakers in their area of interest while touring some of the most state-of-the-art facilities in the region.

Marching Band Explore Day

Sunday, February 23, 2020


The University of New Haven provides a hands-on visit opportunity for students who are interested in our Marching Band.

The University of New Haven Chargers Marching Band started in 2009 when football returned to the University after a five-year absence. The band consisted of 20 members that first year, borrowing uniforms and equipment from local high schools. The group quickly began to build upon that foundation and rose to 55 members in year two. Ten years later, it consists of close to 300 members, making ours the fastest-growing collegiate marching band in the country!

This ensemble is a melting pot of both talent and academic backgrounds. Abilities range from students who have won national and world championships to newcomers who are playing an instrument for the first time! Almost every major on campus is represented in the marching band, including students from as far away as California, Texas, Florida, Alaska, Hawaii, and India!

Schedule of Events
Time Event
9:00 a.m. Check-In and Continental Breakfast – Bayer Hall, Office of Undergraduate Admissions
9:30 a.m. Welcome and Admissions Overview
10:00 a.m. Marching Band Overview and Demonstrations
11:00 a.m. Breakout Sessions
12:30 p.m. Ensemble Performance
1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. Optional Campus Tours and/or Meet with Marching Band Directors and Staff