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Since their first performance at a baseball game in 1904, UNC Bands have brought excitement and pride to every performance where the Carolina faithful gather.

Now in its second-century, UNC Bands represent the departments of music and athletics and the University at sporting and other events on campus and across the nation.

With more than 450 students from every academic major on campus, UNC Bands are one of the largest and most spirited organizations on the Carolina campus.  UNC Bands include The Marching Tar Heels, two basketball pep bands, four Olympic sport pep bands, the Wind Ensemble, the Symphony Band and the University Band.  The bands perform more than 150 times each year at athletic, university, and community events.

The UNC BAND GIFT FUND in the Department of Music (101246)

  • Supports scholarships for deserving student musicians
  • Helps purchase and maintain costly equipment and uniforms
  • Provides travel funds for wherever the UNC Bands represent the Tar Heels.

Support the UNC BAND through:

  • Annual gifts and multi-year pledges that demonstrate loyal and long-term support.
  • Memorial gifts in memory of another individual or group.
  • One time gifts.

Make your gift by:

  • Sending a check payable to “The Arts and Sciences Foundation” with “UNC Band Gift Fund” on the memo line to:

    The Arts and Sciences Foundation
    134 E. Franklin St.
    CB# 6115
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-6115

  • Secure on-line giving is possible by clicking on link for making secure gift online and then clicking on the ‘Search Funds’ box.  Enter UNC Band Gift Fund in the box before clicking search.  Once the account appears, click give and follow the instructions to complete the gifting process.