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What Is USBands?

Founded in the fall of 1988, USBands serves as a competitive circuit for scholastic band programs nationwide and prides itself in providing world-class performance venues and the best adjudication in the marching arts to tens of thousands of students each year.

Today, USBands boasts membership of over 700 participating high school marching bands and hosts over 150 indoor and outdoor performance opportunities annually. In the fall, member bands compete in twelve different classes from based on total number of performing members (Groups I - VI) and also based on competitive skill level ranging from least to most competitive (Festival, A Class, Open Class) 

In 2014, USBands celebrated its fifth anniversary of the indoor circuit with almost 100 participating units. Also beginning in 2014, USBands launched its Concert Series with the premier event at Philadelphias Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. USBands Concert will expand to include seven concert events in the spring of 2015 in symphony and orchestra halls in major cities across the United States.  


Meet Our 2014 Team

Justin Heimbecker, Director |  | 610-821-0345 x 126
Melissa Barlow, Administrative Manager | | 610-821-0345 x 124
Melissa Reese, Participant Relations Representative |  | 610-821-0345 x 129
Erik Christ, Participant Relations Representative | | 610-821-034 x118
Nate Foreman, Event Host Relations Manager |  | 610-821-0345 x 117
Katie Hopkins, Finance & Billing Liaison |
Mark Kraft, Concert Series Specialist |