Band of the Hour Association

  Drumming Up Support For The Band of the Hour

March On - Carmine Parente Band of the Hour Scholarship Challenge

Did you know that your gift in support of the 
M. Mann - C. Parente Scholarship Endowment Fund could be matched dollar for dollar?

Until May 31st, 2016, Carmine Parente will match every dollar up to $50,000 that is donated to support Band of the Hour scholarships. The M. Mann - C. Parente Scholarship Endowment Fund is used to provide scholarship assistance to students who are UM Band of the Hour members. Make your gift today, before May 31st, 2016, to double the impact of your donation!3 Easy Ways to Give!
1. One-Time-Gift: One amount one charge.
2. Recurring Gift: Give the same amount each month for as long as you'd like.
3. Pledge: You set the goal amount. Spread your gift into as many monthly installments as are comfortable to you.

Visit the University of Miami site and make your impact now.

There are four key ways to support the University of Miami Band of the Hour. Learn about the differences below:

Membership dues help support the BOTHA organization operation. This includes awards for the marching band, Homecoming Alumni Band logistics, Family Barbecue 

expenses, and the basic operating costs of supporting mail and web hosting for the organization. 

 

 

Click Here to learn more about membership & donation

Another contribution option is a direct gift to the University of Miami marked for usage by the  "Band of the Hour Marching Band." This funding is used directly by the Band of the Hour Marching Band at the discretion of its Director.

 

This donation awards you credit for Alumni giving which is very important for both advancement and UM rankings.

Click Here to learn more about direct gifts

We currently support core University held endowment funds that support the Band of the Hour as detailed below:

 

  • Dante B. Fascell Endowment for The needs (non-specific) of the Band of the Hour Marching Band.
  • Fred McCall Endowment: for scholarships to a deserving band student on a continuing basis.
  • Henry Duffy Endowment: for scholarships to a deserving band student on a continuing basis.
  • Mann / Parente Endowment for scholarships to a deserving band student on a continuing basis.

Click Here to learn more about these endowments.

 The Advancement of the University depends on its alumni and friends.  If you have enjoyed listening to the music of the Band of the Hour for the last 80 plus years, consider creating a lasting gift with the University of Miami that directly supports the Band of the Hour.

 

If you are interested in pursuing this avenue of gifting, please email us at [email protected] and we act as your liasion with the University of Miami to create your lasting gift.  

Click here to learn about endowment creation

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

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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"