The University of Miami Frost School of Music supports a number of athletic bands, including the Frost Band of the Hour and Gale Force Winds.

The Frost Band of the Hour is the marching band of the University of Miami and the Miami Hurricanes athletic teams. In addition to performing at Miami Hurricanes’ home games, members also travel to post-season bowl games and all expenses are paid by the university. There are no auditions to join the Band of the Hour, you simply need prior musical training…and we’ll even teach you to march if you haven’t been in a marching band before!

Gale Force Winds is the
pep band component of the athletics band program that performs at men’s and women’s basketball games, women’s volleyball matches, and various university outreach events and on-campus pep rallies. These bands draw their membership form the marching band and include traditional band instruments plus a rhythm section of bass, guitar, and drum set. Auditions for the pep bands occur during the annual summer Band Camp, usually held the week prior to classes starting in August.