Band of the Hour Association

  Drumming Up Support For The Band of the Hour

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It's that time of year again!  RENEW your support.  
RECONNECT with kindred spirits. Join for the 2021-22 season (annual membership runs from June 1 to May 31)

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

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

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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.

Thank you everyone who attended the 85th Band of the Hour Anniversary & 40th Mirage Bowl reunion at Homecoming Alumni Weekend 2018! 

Please tag pictures on FaceBook, Instagram or Twitter with #BOTHA2018 & #UMAW18 so we can share here on our site.  

Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Inducted. Check it out!

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.

Homecoming 2021

Homecoming is November 5-6.
BOTHA is planning events for this year. Looking forward to seeing you there!  Stay tuned for more info.

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