A Rich Musical History!

Mission & Vision

As part of the University of Pikeville, the band program is held to the highest standard. UPIKE Band is a unique and innovative program that attracts students to help define and shape the future of the program, campus and community. The program is committed to growth, service, creativity and excellence.

Join us today!

The UPIKE Bands includes Wind Band, Jazz Band, Rocks Jam Band, The Mighty Five Drum Vibe and Drum Line, Marching Band as well as the annual Tuba Christmas event, Band Summer Growling Sessions, Advanced Achievement in Performance Lab and AIM Summer Camp.


Slade Denman
Director of Bands, Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music
(740) 607-4300

Michelle Rutherford
Asst. Director of Bands
(606) 218-5740

michelle rutherford headshot

concert band ensemble performs on campus