Friends of the Panther Marching Band
Each year the UNI Panther Marching Band (PMB) provides exciting halftime shows, in-game music, and tailgating performances for Panther football games and pep rallies. The dedicated students of the Panther Marching Band have helped to build one of the most outstanding college band programs in the Midwest. In addition to performances at Panther athletic events, the Panther Marching Band performs at University and community events and as guests at high school band competitions across the state.
Panther Marching Band students devote time and energy to preparing the high quality performances that students, alumni, family and friends enjoy every week in the Dome and on the road. Here is where your support comes in! Due to continually increasing program costs, and the growing number of talented students interested in being a part of the Panther Marching Band, funding for equipment, travel, music, and student scholarships is needed now more than ever. The FRIENDS OF THE PANTHER MARCHING BAND is a great opportunity to help support the outstanding students that work hard every year to offer exciting and exceptional musical performances and bring high-energy support to our teams on behalf of you, the fans and friends of the UNI Panthers, and the University of Northern Iowa itself.
This year your gift will be used to
- provide scholarships to band members
- help to repair older equipment and instruments
- purchase new equipment and instruments, as needed
- pay for commissioned music and drill written especially for the Panther Bands
- defray travel expenses
There are giving levels suited to any contribution amount, including several fun and easy ways that you can join the FRIENDS and support the Panther Marching Band
Spirit Song Gifts
Give a Spirit Song Gift corresponding to one of the Panther Spirit Songs performed in the UNI Pregame Show:
- $5000 - UNI Fight Song
- $2500 - Westward Yo!
- $1000 - Cats!
- $500 - Alma Mater
Adopt a PMB Section!
For an investment of $250 or more, you can adopt a section of the band for a year. Do you remember marching in the band and wish to sponsor “your” section? Help the trombones take care of all needed repairs this year. Offer the flute section the help they need with uniform replacements.You may adopt any of the following sections: Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Mellophone, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, Drumline, Colorguard, or Feature Twirler.
Everything helps! Any size gift to the Panther Marching Band is welcomed. If you have an idea other than one of the above, please contact the UNI Foundation so that we can customize a giving plan for you.
All gifts of $250 or more will receive a complimentary copy of the latest CD recording from the Panther Marching Band.
If you would like to give a named scholarship to the Panther Marching Band, please contact the UNI Foundation at the number below.
To help sponsor the band, or for more information, please contact the UNI Foundation at (319) 273-6078.
https://www.adv.uni.edu/foundation/pledgeform.aspx and indicate “FRIENDS OF THE PANTHER MARCHING BAND” in the box marked “other.” If you are adopting a section, please be sure to include the section name (e.g., “FRIENDS OF THE PANTHER MARCHING BAND– Trumpet Section).
Become a founding member of the FRIENDS today! Thank you for supporting your UNI Panther Marching Band!