• SMB in the Soybean Festival Parade
  • SMB during a football game against Jackson State
  • SMB during the FYI convocation
  • SMB during a football game against Jacksonville State
  • SMB during the FYI convocation

Skyhawk Marching Band

University Bands

133 Fine Arts

16 Mt. Pelia Road

Martin, TN 38238


(731) 881-7403


John Oelrich, Director of Bands

Skyhawk Marching Band

  • SMB in the Soybean Festival Parade
  • SMB during a football game against Jackson State
  • SMB during the FYI convocation
  • SMB during a football game against Jacksonville State
  • SMB during the FYI convocation


The Skyhawk Marching Band (SMB) is a group built on the ideals of Tradition, Excellence, and Fellowship. Less intense than competitive marching band (meeting approximately twice a week) the SMB prides itself on high-energy music and a fun-loving atmosphere in the stands as well as on the field. Comprised of both music majors and non-majors, the group regularly performs at home football games at Hardy Graham Stadium, local parades, and select exhibitions throughout the Fall Semester.


Performing spots are available for flute, piccolo, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, mellophone, trombone, baritone, sousaphone, and battery percussion (snare, tenors, bass drum, cymbals). Scholarships are available to performing members as a result of a low-pressure audition for Dr. Waterman. The SMB is open to musicians of all levels and anyone with prior experience will not be turned away.


See below for more information regarding scholarships and general questions regarding the SMB. From our musical family to yours, we thank you for visiting our page and hope that you feel welcome to contact us with any questions you may have.


Dr. Waterman's signatureDr. William Waterman


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We use Google Calendar. Please click on the tab to the left “UTM Bands Calendar” to view upcoming performances for both Athletic Bands and Concert Ensembles



The SMB typically performs for all home football games, but NOT away games. Additionally, the band performs 2-3 local parades throughout the fall semester. On occasion the SMB performs in exhibition at regional competitions or on other special music outings in the West Tennessee/Regional Area.


The SMB also host their annual marching competition; The West Tennessee Marching Championships. In addition to working alongside directors and professionals, the band performs for a stadium full of fans


Want to Join

If you are interested in joining the SMB please fill out our Ensemble Information Form.



Scholarships are available for performing members by audition. Material and more information regarding setting up an audition may be found here


Click here for Scholarship Information


Colorguard & Percussion

Colorguard auditions are typically held on a weekend in the month of April, prior to the fall. Those interested in cologuard auditions may email our colorguard director to receive information about upcoming opportunities.


Email UTM Colorguard at utmcolorguard@gmail.com


Those interested in percussion should plan to attend band camp as our drumline is set on the first day of band camp. Those looking for music should contact Dr. Waterman for more information.


Need an Instrument

UT Martin has a select number of instruments for rent of which are available on a first come first serve basis for our members. Those in need of an instrument should plan on checking one out during their registration at Band Camp in the Fall.


Band Camp Move Ins

Students with on campus housing are able to move into their housing during band camp at no additional cost. Please click below for more information on how to set up early move ins


Dorm Move-In Information



Music is available for download prior to being on campus. Please click below for access to Pre-Game and Halftime music for the upcoming season. A Username and Password are required for entrance.


Download the Music Here!



Marching Band and our Concert Ensembles run concurrently through the fall semester. Below are the course offerings for those interested in marching band and what they should initially sign up for when registering for classes.


MUEN 370 (Marching Band/Concert Band): perform with Marching Band and Concert Band throughout the rehearsal schedule. These times are shared and do not require any additional time to those printed in the catalog. You’ll be rehearsing EITHER marching band OR concert band during the listed schedule. Incoming MUSIC MAJIORS and any non-major wishing to play in both groups should register for this course


MUEN 151 (Marching Band only): those NON-MAJORS intending to ONLY participate in Marching Band should sign up for this course (ie – “I only am doing colorguard” or “I’m only going to play on the Drumline”)


SMB Handbook


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