Preseason Retreat

UCDMB Practice

Each year in early to mid September, the band reconvenes for a week of fun and rehearsals to prepare for the upcoming season. When you attend the preseason retreat held on campus at UC Davis, you'll learn or improve our high-step marching technique, start learning the music and drill for the pregame and halftime shows, participate in leadership and team building activities, and meet the friends you'll keep for the rest of your life--all before orientation!

This year's preseason retreat will run September 7th through 11th with check-in from 7:30-9:30AM on Tuesday, September 7th, and check-out from 10:00AM-12:00PM on Saturday, September 11th.

Retreat Registration

In order to sign up for on-campus housing for the UC Davis Marching Band preseason retreat, you will first need to register for membership of the marching band. Please visit our Join the Band page for membership information. If you have already created an account in the Campus Recreation portal and registered for membership in the band, you may register for retreat housing using the instructions below.

  1. Go to the Campus Recreation program portal.
  2. Select "UC Davis Login" (current students) and enter your Kerberos ID, or select "Other Patrons" (incoming first year students) and enter the login information you created while registering.
  3. Select "'21 Marching Band Fall Retreat Housing (Band Camp)." If you have trouble finding it, make sure "Marching Band" is selected under Classification and "Summer Session I 2021" is selected under Terms.
  4. Follow the prompts to check out.

The registration fee ($301.33) for on-campus housing for preseason retreat covers lodging and all meals for the 4 1/2 days of the camp. The Campus Recreation Fee Waiver program can help cover or offset the cost of housing for our preseason retreat. Apply by June 14th for financial assistance.

Housing After Band Camp

We are thrilled to be able to work with Conference Housing this year to be able to offer students housing between band camp and fall move-ins. Please see the information below if you need to apply for on campus housing for the 4 days between band camp and fall move-ins.

STUDENTS WITH CONFIRMED RESIDENCE HALL HOUSING FOR FALL 2021if you are participating in band retreat and need Interim Housing from September 11 to September 15. 

The Interim Housing program is not eligible for the Campus Recreation Fee Waiver.