Band of the Hour Association

  Drumming Up Support For The Band of the Hour

Stay informed regarding the BOTHA:

Join our list and follow us on Facebook


Nominations for Band of the Hour Hall of Fame
now closed for 2016

The University of Miami Band of the Hour Association of Alumni and Friends established a Hall of Fame to identify and honor, in a permanent manner, those individuals who have achieved excellence in performance and/or musicianship, in the Band of the Hour or who have contributed to the advancement of the Band by support in time, resources or talent.

Nominations for the 2016 Class were being accepted from June 1 - 30, 2016. You must be an active member for the 2016 member year to be eligible to submit nominations.  To renew your membership or join, please visit our membership page.

Visit the Hall of Fame page to learn more, and nominate a worthy candidate. 

Frost School of Music - March On:

Carmine Parente ’85 challenged all Frost School of Music Band of the Hour supporters to step up and donate to this fundraiser to ensure that the Band of the Hour can continue to offer scholarships to its most deserving members. And you did. Every gift you made was DOUBLED, making your donation go even further at the University of Miami! Carmine Parente matched every gift made to the M.Mann-C.Parente Scholarship Endowment on a dollar-for-dollar basis, up to $50,000. More than 70 individuals helped us reach this goal.  Visit the Canefunder March On page to learn more.

Alumni Band Rocks the BU Center for 'Canes Basketball

Discover the ways you can help the Band of the Hour

Join the Association!

Membership dues help support the BOTHA organization operation and fundraising efforts.

  Learn more

Direct gifts to the University of Miami is used directly by the Band of the Hour Marching Band at the discretion of its Director.

Learn more

We currently support core University held endowment funds that support the Band of the Hour

The University of Miami depends on its alumni and friends. We  can liaise and help you with creating your gift.

Our Mission

To support the University of Miami "Band of the Hour,” with the help of alumni and friends, through advancement, service, and a commitment to the traditions of the University of Miami.

Interested in becoming a member?

Association History

Since 1993, the Band of the Hour Association has been drumming up support for the "Band of the Hour." Previously known as the Band of the Hour Club, the Band of the Hour Association has developed numerous fundraisers. 

The club initiated the publication of a newsletter to keep friends and alumni up to date with the happenings of the Band of the Hour.

As the association grew into the new millennium, it changed its name from the "Band of the Hour Club" to the "Band of the Hour Association of Alumni and Friends", Inc. 

The Band of the Hour Association strives to keep its traditions alive though the traditions of the University of Miami and the "Band of 

the Hour" 

The marching band at the University of Miami was founded in 1933 and the "Band of the Hour" name was coined in the 1950's.  Curious about the history of the "Band of the Hour?" Click Here