Urbana High School Bands 


The award-winning Urbana High School band program is more than just a variety of musical ensembles. We are a family of students, directors, parents, and community partners who collaborate to promote excellence in our UHS band program. Throughout the year, the UHS Band Boosters provide support to our bands and raise the necessary funds to make high quality music education accessible for all students regardless of income or background.


Urbana High School Bands

The Urbana High School Bands include two concert bands, a marching band with color guard, a big-band style jazz ensemble, a jazz combo, a brass choir, a woodwind choir, and a percussion ensemble. Please click on each section below to find out more information.

Concert Bands: Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony 

Darren Hicks, Director

Christi Fernsberg, Assistant Director

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Stacey Peterik, Director

Christi Fernsberg, Director

Kristi Kaplan, Color Guard Instructor

Aaron Kavelman, Percussion Instructor

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Stacey Peterik, Director

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Urbana High School Band Boosters

The Boosters are comprised of parents, alumni and community members. Urbana Bands are committed to making our award-winning program accessible for all students regardless of financial need. All are welcome and encouraged to join our extended band family. Our entire Urbana community benefits when we collaborate together. Please join us! 


Here are a few ways to support Urbana Bands: 


If you would like to support the band with a donation, checks payable to Urbana Bands can be sent to the attention of Mr. Hicks at Urbana High School, 1002 S Race, Urbana, IL 61801.

To donate online: Please click here.

Thank you! 

Alumni and Friends

The Urbana High School bands are rich in history and we would like to hear from our Alumni and Friends! 

Please consider completing the Urbana Bands Alumni & Friends Database Form to stay up-to-date on the latest news and events.


Sometimes you don’t have to do anything extra. Here are some of the ways you can help out:

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Band Families are invited to join our GroupMe at UHS Band Boosters Group Me for more information.