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Band of the Hour Association

  Drumming Up Support For The Band of the Hour

Endowment Gifting

We currently support core University held endowment funds that support the Band of the Hour as detailed below.  A gift directly to these accounts supports the growth of funds to support the Band in specifically designated ways.   A portion of every membership we have goes to a contribution to Band of the Hour Scholarships.

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Association Endorsed Endowments

Dante B. Fascell Endowent

This endowment was established by Dante Fascell for the good of the Band of the Hour. The endowment was intended to aid with any and all band needs such as scholarships, instruments, uniforms, etc. It functions and is managed as a University of Miami Frost School of Music endowment fund, in cooperation with the Director of the Marching Band and the fundraising efforts of the Band of the Hour Association.

This endowment directly supports: The needs (non-specific) of the Band of the Hour Marching Band. 

Henry Duffy Endowment

This endowment was established by Henry Duffy for scholarships to a deserving band student on a continuing basis.   It functions and is managed as a University of Miami Frost School of Music endowment fund, in cooperation with the Director of the Marching Band and the fundraising efforts of the Band of the Hour Association.


This endowment directly supports: Scholarships for a deserving member of the Band of the Hour. 

Fred McCall Endowment

This endowment was established by Fred McCall to support the future of the Band of the Hour through scholarships.  It functions and is managed as a University of Miami Frost School of Music endowment fund, in cooperation with the Director of the Marching Band and the fundraising efforts of the Band of the Hour Association.


This endowment directly supports: Scholarships for a deserving band student on a continuing basis. 

Mann / Parente Endowment

This endowment was established by former Director of the Band of the Hour Michael Mann and Band of the Hour alumnus Carmine Parente to provide scholarships for Band of the Hour undergraduate students. It functions and is managed as a University of Miami Frost School of Music endowment fund, in cooperation with the Director of the Marching Band and the fundraising efforts of the Band of the Hour Association.

This endowment directly supports: Scholarships for Undergraduate Band of the Hour members.

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

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"