UTHS Panther Band


The United Township High School Band program serves students in Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Pep Band, co-curricular Marching Band, music theory, and various chamber music ensembles.  Concert and Symphonic Band members rehearse daily for 45 minutes.  Symphonic Band members attend weekly 7:00 AM sectionals.  Symphonic Band members typically perform four concerts and two festivals each year.  In addition, approximately 75% of the students study privately and are involved in small ensembles.  Over the past 10 years, an average of 30 members has been named All-District musicians, and eight students named All-State musicians.


The UTHS Symphonic Band has achieved a reputation as one of the finest high school bands in the United States.  They have performed on numerous occasions for important conventions and festivals throughout the USA, including the Illiois Music Educator’s Association All-State Convention, the prestigious Bands of America National Concert Band Festival, the University of Illinois Super-State Band Festival, as well as the Western Illinois Univerity Band Showcase.  In 1998, the UTHS Symphonic Band performed at the annual Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic.  In 2005, the band was a featured performer at Chicago’s prestigious Orchestra Hall. In 2016 the Symphonic Band performed ON the "Featured Stage" at the Chicagoland Concert Band Festival. In 2017, the band was selected to perform at the University of Northern Iowa Invitational Wind Band Clinic.  in 2019, the SYMPHONIC BAND WAS SELECTED TO BE A SHOWCASE BAND AT WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY.

In addition, the United Township High School Marching Band has had a most successful history.  Over the past 20 years, the band has earned more than 20 grand championships throughout the Mid-Western United States, including 5 championships at the State of Illinois Invitational Marching Band Championships.