Rice University Bands, home of The MOB!

COVID-19

We are closely monitoring updates from Rice and the scientific community regarding COVID-19. We are working hard to ensure that we can have high-quality in-person and virtual experiences for all band members, and will give you updates as they become available here.

Updated Aug 23


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 Rice Bands this fall?

Click here for the registration form!

If you want to continue to play cool music, be part of something fun, or just check us out, submit the registration form and give it a try!

If you have any questions, contact Chuck Throckmorton, Director of Bands, at cthrock@rice.edu.


Rice University bands and music classes:

-RICE SYMPHONIC BAND (MUSI 340 Section 1)
-RICE JAZZ ENSEMBLE (MUSI 342 Section 1)
-RICE JAZZ COMBO, AKA “Jazz Labs” (MUSI 342 Section 2)
-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.