UCM Alumni Band

Let's make beautiful music together

About Us



August 7, 2017

Dear UCM Band Alumni:

The Marching Mules are returning to campus and the excitement of another academic year and football season are right upon us.  With this time of the year, an opportunity to rekindle friendships from your days in the band on the Central Missouri campus are also possible.

No matter if you are a recent University of Central Missouri alumni, or your affiliation was with Central Missouri State University, Central Missouri State College, or the Central Missouri State Teachers College, there is a home for you this coming year.  Two opportunities coming up are Homecoming (October 14, 2017) and the Alumni Band Concert (February 3, 2018).

Please know that I am actively working with your alumni board members in planning these events for you to make them an enjoyable experience for everyone.  I welcome you back home and hope to hear from you all throughout the year.


Anthony Pursell

Director of Bands

University of Central Missouri

(660) 543-4680





The UCM Band Alumni participate in two main events yearly:   Homecoming Alumni Band and the Alumni Concert Band.  ALL UCM band alumni are welcomed and encouraged to participate in all events! Postings about information/registration for each event will be placed on the events page of this site. The Homecoming Alumni Band information will typically be posted mid- to late-August of each year. The Alumni Concert Band registration form will typically be posted mid- to late-October. Check back often for updates!

Please take a moment to complete the information on the Members Sign Up page. We want to know who you are, and where you are!


Current Officers

President – Denise Robinson

Vice-President – Bret Fischer

Secretary – Amy Weldon

Executive Secretary – David Robinson

Historian – Pat Setser



A Message From The President

I hope you’ll take the time to submit your information on the Member Sign Up page of this site. It’s so easy to lose track of fellow alumni over the years, and this gives us the opportunity to keep band alumni informed about the wonderful things that are happening with the band program at UCM! If you’ve never participated in an Alumni event, it’s time! UCM Band Alumni have a great time at all events, and it’s not just a get-together; we perform on the Band Wagon during homecoming and present a concert with the Alumni Concert Band. By the way, your contributions continue to support exceptional students in the UCM band program. Scholarship funding is hard to obtain and the Alumni Band Scholarship Fund provides another source for students, so keep them coming!

I’ve missed seeing many generations at these events and I hope some of you who have not participated before will do so! It’s great to see folks from several past decades, including those from the 1950’s to those from the 2000 era. The UCM Bands have a great legacy, and we are fortunate to have many of our numbers who have had a great impact in music education, music performance, and so many other professions. Please consider this my personal invitation for you to attend either or all events so we can connect and/or reconnect! Thanks for checking out our web site, and I hope to see your name on the registration forms! (Don’t forget to give us your information via the Member Sign Up tab…)



Denise Robinson