Fairmont State University
The Fairmont State University Marching Band
1201 Locust Ave.
Fairmont, WV 26554
School Website: Fairmont State University
Marching Band Website: Fairmont State University Bands
Directors of Marching Band: Dr. Valarie Huffman, Matthew Schoonmaker
Members in Marching Band: 42
Members in percussion section: 9
Enrollment of University: 7,740
University Notes: With over 70 years of performances, the FSU Bands are among the most visible performing ensembles on campus. Membership in the bands is open to students who play a band instrument or have the necessary skills to participate in one of the auxiliary units such as flags or rifles. The Marching Band performs at all home football games during the fall semester and at various marching band activities such as parades and festivals.
The Faulkner University Marching Eagles
5345 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery, AL 36109
School Website: Faulkner University
Marching Band Website: Faulkner University Marching Band
Directors of Marching Band: Andrew Cook
Members in Marching Band: 50
Members in percussion section: 10
Enrollment of University: 3,000
University Notes: The Faulkner University Marching Eagles Band had its debut in the Fall of 2010. The band is experiencing tremendous growth and is currently recruiting members for both marching and concert band for the 2011-2012 season.
Florida Atlantic University
The Florida Atlantic University Marching Owls
777 Glades Road
Bldg 52, AH 119
Boca Raton, FL 33431
School Website: Florida Atlantic University
Marching Band Website: The Florida Atlantic Marching Owls
Director of Marching Band: Sean Murray
Enrollment of University: 26,897
Mascot: Owlsey, the Burrowing Owl
University Notes: The FAU Marching Band first took to the field in 2005. Marching Band Director Sean Murray directs this icon of the university through performances at every home football game as well as many civic and university events. Membership is open to any student of FAU with prior musical training.
Florida State University
The Florida State University Marching Chiefs
600 W. College Ave.
Tallahassee, FL 32306
School Website: The Florida State University
Marching Band Website: The FSU Marching Chiefs
Directors of Marching Band: Dr. Patrick Dunnigan, and Dr. David Plack
Members in Marching Band: 400
Members in percussion section: 42
Enrollment of University: 40,838
University Notes: The Marching Chiefs is a marching band of approximately 400 students that performs at all home football games and traditionally travels to two or three out-of-town games during the football season. The Chiefs are a central feature of the annual Prism Concert, which features the complete spectrum of band activities at FSU.
Fort Hays State University
The Fort Hays State Tiger Marching Band
600 Park St.
Hays, KS 67601
School Website: Fort Hays State University
Marching Band Website: The Fort Hays State Tiger Marching Band
Director of Marching Band: Dr. Lane Weaver
Members in Marching Band: 150
Members in percussion section: 13
Enrollment of University: 11,308
University Notes: The Tiger Marching Band entertains pre-game and halftime audiences at all home Tiger Football games. We also march in the annual Homecoming Parade and are the host ensemble for the annual High Plains Marching Festival. With 150 students, from nearly every academic discipline, the Tiger Marching Band has a long tradition of service to the university. All members of this ensemble receive stipends for their services from the Student Government Association.
Fort Scott Community College
The Fort Scott Community College Marching Band
2108 S. Horton
Fort Scott, KS 66701
School Website: Fort Scott Community College
Marching Band Website: The FSCC Band
Director of Marching Band: Betty Jo Laflen
Members in Marching Band: 35
Enrollment of University: 2,000
University Notes: The Greyhound Band performs at all home football and basketball games throughout the year. Members of the band also play at the pep assemblies.
The band has performed at halftime of the Region VI Championship football game in Wichita and at the C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl game in Copperas Cove, Texas.
Frostburg State University
The Frostburg State University Marching Bobcats
101 Braddock Rd.
Frostburg, MD 21532
School Website: Frostburg State University
Marching Band Website: The Frostburg State University Music Department
Director of Marching Band: Philip Klickman
Enrollment of University: 6,100
University Notes: The Music program offers a challenging bachelor’s degree to music majors and minors that promotes artistic, creative, and intellectual growth in all aspects of music, including performance, history, pedagogy and theory. The program prepares these students for an increasingly competitive professional world by fostering their musical, intellectual and personal development.
The Furman University Paladin Regiment Marching Band
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC, 29613
School Website: Furman University
Marching Band Website: The Paladin Regiment
Director of Marching Band: Jay Bocook
Percussion Instructor: Omar Carmenates
Members in Marching Band: 110
Members in percussion section: 22
Enrollment of University: 2,880
University Notes: Founded in excellence and maintained by tradition, Furman University’s Marching Band, The Paladin Regiment, has been continually recognized as one of the premiere outdoor performing ensembles in the nation. The marching Paladins have been invited on countless occasions to perform in exhibition at competitions and festivals around the southeast. Composed of around one hundred twenty members, the Paladin Regiment moves like a Division I Drum Corps while including woodwinds, brass, percussion, color guard, twirlers, and the lovely Furman Dance Company. DCI instructors are among the staff and help to make the Regiment look flawless while providing a fun and relaxed atmosphere. “Blast” style moves are employed to make each show unique and exciting for both the crowd and the performer. With original arrangements by Director of Athletic Bands Jay Bocook, the Furman Marching Band sets the standard in musical excellence. The Paladin Regiment achieves the highest level of college performance while still creating a casual atmosphere for its members.
George Mason University
The George Mason Green Machine Marching Band
4400 University Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22030
School Website: George Mason University
Marching Band Website: The George Mason Green Machine Marching Band
Drumline Website: The GMU Mean Green
Director of Marching Band: Dr. Michael W. Nickens
Percussion Instructor: Chris Martin
Members in percussion section: 34
Enrollment of University: 32,562
University Notes: This band also fields a competitive indoor drumline and color guard.
Georgetown University Pep Band
37th and O St., N.W.
Washington D.C. 20057
School Website: Georgetown University
Marching Band Website: The Georgetown University Pep Band
Director of Marching Band: Aaron Broadus
Members in Marching Band: 50
Enrollment of University: 16,437
Mascot: Hoyas, Jack the Bulldog
University Notes: The Georgetown University Pep Band is a student musical organization (of about 85 members) that performs at GU Sporting Events as well as other functions (such as the annual Hoyathon, a 24 hour dance marathon). They perform at all home football games, women's basketball games, and men's basketball games. After the regular basketball season is completed, all band members have the opportunity to travel to post season play with the basketball teams. The band plays everything from traditional "pep band music" (Final Countdown) to classic rock (Carry On Wayward Son) to current hit songs (Goin' Down). There are no auditions to join the Pep Band, but there is a basic music proficiency assessment. If you are interested in joining the GU Pep Band, please their website. Hoya Saxa!
The University of Georgia
The Universitiy of Georgia Redcoat Marching Band
250 River Rd.
Athens, GA 30602
School Website: The University of Georgia
Marching Band Website: The Redcoat Marching Band
Drumline Website: The University of Georgia Drumline
Director of Marching Band: Dr. Mike Robinson
Percussion Instructor: John Cypert
Members in Marching Band: 440
Members in percussion section: 36
Enrollment of University: 34,885
Mascot: Bulldogs, Uga (live), Hairy Dawg (costumed)
University Notes: It’s a crisp autumn day in Sanford Stadium. The Bulldogs are running off the field to the cheers of over 92,000 fans. There’s a hint of electricity in the air as a massive sea of red and black makes their way to the edge of the sideline. Then, out of nowhere, comes the introduction that many Bulldog faithful come to expect every Saturday in Athens….
“Keep your seats, everyone…the REDCOATS are coming!
The Gettysburg College Bullets Marching Band
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325
School Website: Gettysburg College
Marching Band Website: The Gettysburg College Bullets Marching Band
Director of Marching Band: Russell McCutcheon
Members in the Band: 128
Enrollment of University: 2,600
University Notes: The 128-member Bullets Marching Band is one of the most visible musical ensembles at Gettysburg College and is a valued part of the Band, Wind and Percussion Area. The Bullets Band performs at all home football games, the Collegiate Marching Band Festival in Allentown (PA), high school exhibitions and regional parades. All Gettysburg students who perform on a brass, woodwind or percussion instrument as well as visual performers are welcome to join the Bullets Marching Band. The Gettysburg College Bullets Marching Band is one of the largest and most active student groups on campus. Composed of students from almost all majors and disciplines, it combines the best in musical performance with outstanding marching in a fun college atmosphere.
The Bullets Marching Band performs for 10,000 people each year and through 100 years of performance remains one of Division III's premier small college marching bands.
Gonzaga University Bulldog Band
502 E. Boone Ave.
Spokane, WA 99258
School Website: Gonzaga University
Marching Band Website: Gonzaga Bulldog Band
Director of Marching Band: David Fague
Members in the Band: 75
Enrollment of University: 7,537
Mascot: Bulldogs, Zags
University Note: Founded in 1994 by GU student musicians Shawn McGinn, Shawn Griggs, and Sean McKenzie, the Bulldog Band is a university-sponsored club of students organized under GSBA. It has become an important part of the energetic and enthusiastic atmosphere that surrounds the basketball program at Gonzaga. In addition to playing at every Men’s and Women’s home game, the band travels with both teams to local tournaments and to the NCAA Tournaments each March.
Gonzaga’s fans are among the most spirited and faithful in college basketball. The Bulldog Band is able to experience the intense and energetic atmosphere at every home game, and come March, many members of the band travel with the teams to NCAA tournament locations across the country. These trips are a blast and often line up with Gonzaga’s Spring Break. Band members are able to explore many cities and landmarks in addition to watching some great basketball!
Grambling State University
The Grambling State University Tiger Marching Band
403 Main St.
Grambling, LA 71245
School Website: Grambling State University
Marching Band Website: Grambing State University Tiger Marching Band
Director of Marching Band: Dr. Larry Pannell
Percussion Instructor: Dr. Edwin Thomas
Enrollment of University: 4,994
The Greenville College Panther Corps
315 E. College Ave.
Greenville, Illinois 62246
School Website: Greenville College
Marching Band Website: The Greenville College Panther Corps
Director of Marching Band: Will Fairbanks
Enrollment of University: 1,100
University Notes: The Greenville College band was established in the fall of 2011. Band is a network of potential lifelong friends and colleagues and it increases individual success in college and throughout life. The best part is that GC allows this to be done in a warm and caring Christian environment.
We invite and encourage you to participate with us. If you are interested and/or would like more information, please contact us.
This is an exciting time, and we would like you to consider being a part of this historic group at Greenville College!
Grove City College
The Grove City College Wolverine Marching Band
100 Campus Dr.
Grove City, PA 16127
School Website: Grove City College
Marching Band Website: The Grove City College Wolverine Marching Band
Director of Marching Band: Dr. E.P. Arnold
Enrollment of University: 2,500
The Harding University Thundering Herd Marching Band
915 E. Market Ave.
Searcy, Arkansas 72149
School Website: Harding University
Marching Band Website: The Thundering Herd Marching Band
Director of Marching Band: Dr. Michael Chance
Percussion Instructor: Dr. Wesley Parker
Enrollment of University: 7,155
University Notes: The Thundering Herd Marching Band performs at all home football games and selected fall exhibitions and parades. Membership in the Thundering Herd is open to woodwind and brass players and percussionists from all majors. Auditions for new members begin in the spring prior to entering the university and can be scheduled by request with Dr. Parker. Marching Band scholarships are awarded based upon the quality of the audition.
The Thundering Herd begins each season with an intense marching band camp on campus prior to the start of the fall semester. During this time students review marching fundamentals, participate in sectionals led by members of the music faculty, participate in music rehearsals, as well as learn the pregame show and the first halftime show.
The typical weekly schedule during the semester includes rehearsals from 3:10-5:30 on MWF, an 8:30-9:30 stadium rehearsal prior to the game on Saturday, and the game performance itself. Sectionals are called as needed by each section leader and may include instruction from music faculty who specialize in the corresponding instrument.
The Harvard University Band
74 Mt. Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
School Website: Harvard University
Marching Band Website: The Harvard University Band
Members in Marching Band: 40
Enrollment of University: 21,225
Mascot: Harvard Crimson
University Notes: This is an Ivy League scramble band. This band is completely student run.
The University of Hawaii
The University of Hawaii Rainbow Warrior Marching Band
96-129 Ala Ike
Pearl City, HI 96782
School Website: The University of Hawaii
Marching Band Website: The Rainbow Warrior Marching Band
Director of Marching Band: David M. Blon
Percussion Instructor: Galutau Aga
Members in Marching Band: 250
Enrollment of University: 50,310 (UH system)
University Notes: Central to the pride and pageantry so uniquely associated with college football, since 1923 the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warrior Marching Band has played a pivotal role in UH athletic events and campus life. The only university marching band in the state of Hawaii, the UH Marching Band is comprised of over 250 students representing nearly every major on campus. One of the most visible ensembles in the Department of Music and the largest student organization on campus, the UH Marching Band presents pre-game and half-time shows at all UH home football games at Aloha Stadium.
Through rehearsals, student camaraderie, and the excitement of marching in front of thousands of cheering fans, the students of the Rainbow Warrior Marching Band share rich experiences that create social as well as musical bonds that last a lifetime.
The UH Rainbow Warrior Marching Band has been seen and heard on national television supporting the UH Warrior Football team. The band has also played for sell-out crowds in the 50,000 seat Aloha Stadium, our home football venue. Other appearances include the 1989 Aloha Bowl in Honolulu, the 1992 Holiday Bowl in San Diego, the 1999 Oahu Bowl, and the 2002 and 2003 Hawaii Bowls in Honolulu.
The Hiram College Terrier Sound Marhcing Band and Drill Team
1715 Garfield Rd.
Hiram, OH 44234
School Website: Hiram College
Marching Band Website: The Hiram College Terrier Sound
Members in Marching Band: 40
Enrollment of University: 1,270
University Notes: The Terrier Sound Marching Band and Drill Team is a student managed organization that performs a field show at home and some away football games and is the pep band for basketball games. They perform in parades and other selected performances throughout the year.
Holmes Community College
The Holmes Community College "Bulldog" Marching Band
1 Hill St.
Goodman, MS 39079
School Website: Holmes Community College
Marching Band Website: The HCC Performing Arts
Directors of Marching Band: James Bailey, Jeffery Brown
University Notes: The Holmes Community College “Bulldog” Marching Band is a progressive college marching band with entertainment and pageantry as a goal. The “Bulldog” Band has won first place in the Argus Mardi Gras Parade in Metairie, Louisiana, for two years in a row. The “Bulldog” Band performs at all home and most away football games and in various parades throughout the nine county districts. The Band rehearses four days a week for 2 hours after classes on the Goodman Campus. The marching band consists of horn line, percussion, color guard, feature twirlers, and drum majors.
College of the Holy Cross
The Holy Cross Crusader "Goodtime" Marching Band
1 College St.
Worcester, MA 01610
School Website: College of the Holy Cross
Marching Band Website: The Holy Cross Crusader "Goodtime" Marching Band
Director of Marching Band: Nicholas J. McKenzie
Members in Marching Band: 33
Members in Percussion Section: 6
Enrollment of University: 2,817
University Notes: Formed in 1845, the "Goodtime" Marching Band is the oldest continually running student organization on campus today. We first began performing at football games in 1910, and since then our role has expanded significantly. We are a cross-section of students who have immense school spirit and a strong camaraderie, and we are always looking for others with a shared interest in Purple Pride. In addition to Holy Cross students, the Band also accepts members from schools in the Worcester Consortium. We currently have members from all classes, musical backgrounds, and academic disciplines—and when we say all, we mean all. With such a variety, one will surely find their niche within the HCGTMB!
During the fall, the Holy Cross Crusader "Goodtime" Marching Band practices during the week (traditionally three times a week for an hour and a half each session) and performs at all home football games as well as select away games. Performances include a pre-game show of traditional HC music, playing pop songs in the stands, the halftime field show, as well as a variety of other crazy antics. One may ask what these (legal) antics are, and the only suitable answer is to come and see them in person. Only then can one truly appreciate the continuous application of Goodtime shenanigans.
The Huntingdon College Marching Scarlet & Grey
500 East Fairview Ave.
Montgomery, Alabama 36106
School Website: Huntingdon College
Marching Band Website: The Huntingdon College Music Department
Directors of Marching Band: Eddy Williams
Percussion Instructor: Eddy Williams
Members in Marching Band: 40
Enrollment of University: 1,107
University Notes: Organized in 2006, the Scarlet & Grey Marching Band is one of only a few marching bands at NCAA-Division III colleges and universities. The band includes instrumentation, Color Guard, majorettes, and the Huntingdon Dazzlers dance team. The Marching Scarlet & Grey is the flagship of Huntingdon College Bands’ ensembles. It is one of only a few marching bands among Division III colleges and universities. The Marching Scarlet & Grey performs at all home football games, select away football games (with full band travel opportunity), contest exhibitions, parades, and city/state events. As we are open to musicians of all skill levels, there is no audition to become a member of the band.
The University of Idaho
The University of Idaho Vandal Marching Band
School of Music, Box 444015
Moscow, ID 83844
School Website: The University of Idaho
Marching Band Website: The University of Idaho Vandal Marching Band
Director of Marching Band: Spencer Martin
Percussion Staff: Jeff Chambers, Pete Chambers
Members in Marching Band: 193
Enrollment of University: 11,180
Mascot: Joe Vandal, Vandals
University Notes: The Vandal Marching Band, directed by Spencer Martin, is open to all students during the Fall semester (no auditions required). The Idaho band has a reputation that extends far outside the Northwest. Over the years, it has performed for audiences at Idaho football games throughout the West, as well as at professional games in San Francisco, Vancouver, B.C., and Seattle. The group's rehearsals are geared to the busy student's schedule.
It is our practice to have the West's finest marching band with the minimum amount of rehearsal. Be assured that it is possible to be a member and get good grades, regardless of major. One feature that is particularly attractive to students is the awarding of scholarships for each student participating in the band.
The University of the Incarnate Word
The University of the Incarnate Word Marching Band
San Antonio, Texas 78209
School Website: The University of the Incarnate Word
Marching Band Website: The UIW Department of Music
Director of Marching Band: Ferdinand Vollmar
Enrollment of University: 7,700
University Notes: The mission of the Music Department at the University of the Incarnate Word is threefold: to develop skilled musicians by educating the minds, ears, and souls of our music students within the liberal arts tradition; to serve the general student population by enriching the CORE curriculum; and to enhance the musical offerings in the UIW and San Antonio communities.
Students are provided with ample performance opportunities through ensemble membership and studio/seminar classes. In accordance with the mission of UIW, the music department encourages the development of musicians who are committed to serving the worldwide community with their art.
Jacksonville State University
The Jacksonville State University Marching Southerners
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265
School Website: Jacksonville State University
Marching Band Website: The Marching Southerners
Drumline Website: The Marching Southerners Drumline
Director of Marching Band: Kenneth G. Bodiford, Director of Bands
Percussion Instructor: Clint Gillespie, Assistant Director of Bands
Years playing Pearl: 5
Members in Marching Band: 383
Music education majors in marching band: 157
Members in percussion section: 49
Enrollment of University: 9,548
University Notes: The Marching Southerners have been chosen to LEAD the 2012 London New Years Parade and perform in the first event of the Olympic year for London.
"I love the sound of The Marching Southerners with Pearl Drums. The depth of sound with the Pearl Drums makes all the different in the world." - Kenneth G. Bodiford