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Rice University Bands, home of The MOB!

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Welcome to Rice University Bands, home of The MOB! But we are not JUST the world-famous Marching Owl Band (that NEVER marches), we have other bands and ensembles, too! Check us out and poke around. We are happy you stopped by to visit.

                                          Want to join The MOB in 2016?

               Click here for the 2016 registration form!MOB Logo Hat

If you have a desire to entertain, have an interest in writing for the field shows (comedy/satire), or want to be part of something fun, please submit the registration form and give it a whirl!

If you are interested in Rice Symphonic Band and/or Rice Jazz Band, please contact Chuck Throckmorton, Director of Bands, at cthrock@rice.edu.


Rice University bands and music classes:

-RICE SYMPHONIC BAND (MUSI 340)
-RICE JAZZ ENSEMBLE (MUSI 342)
-RICE JAZZ COMBO, AKA “Jazz Labs” (MUSI 345)
-CHAMBER MUSIC FOR NON-MUSIC MAJORSs (MUSI 340 Section 2)

Also offered:
-APPLIED STUDIES IN JAZZ (Jazz Improv) (MUSI 345)
-BAND ARRANGING (MUSI 415)

With the exception of The MOB, all our groups are part of for-credit “MUSI” courses, administered through the Shepherd School of Music and taught here in the Band Hall by our own extraordinarily talented and dedicated music teachers and professional musicians: