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Pride of Minnesota Fundraising Campaign

Thanks for your interest in supporting the University of Minnesota Marching Band as we strive to create a sustainable future for our students and fans! Your generosity will help us reach four primary goals:

Student Scholarships: Pride of Minnesota Leadership Fund

“This scholarship will continue to inspire me to contribute my best self to the Marching Band.” 
– Kat Robison, Color Guard and scholarship recipient

“I feel especially thankful to be receiving this band scholarship because I know it comes from donors who value the band and what we do...Supporting these students now is an investment in the future of the workforce and society. Donations [to Marching Band scholarship funds] set a standard of generosity that recipients of these scholarships can follow as they leave the band and the University.”
– Anonymous Marching Band scholarship recipient

Marching Band students commit more than 500 hours of hard work and passion each season to create a band that represents “The Pride of Minnesota.” Band scholarships demonstrate pride in these young leaders in recognition for their dedication. Your gifts have helped us increase the percentage of band members receiving scholarships, towards a goal of awards for at least half of our band members.


Community Engagement: University Marching Band Fund

“The Pride of Minnesota is a fantastic ambassador for our University, reaching beyond campus boundaries to inspire students across our state.” – former U of M Regent Dean Johnson

Marching Band students serve as ambassadors for the University, appearing at hundreds of campus and community events annually. Your contributions to the Community Engagement Fund allow us to connect with schools around the state and bring more students to campus and experience rehearsals, team building, and game days.


Marching Band Travel Fund

The University of Minnesota Marching Band is one of the finest in the nation, and we look forward to supporting our Golden Gophers on the road. Your gifts to the travel fund move us closer to our goal of traveling to an away game every other season. With your help, we will be playing The Minnesota Rouser across the Big Ten and beyond.


Endowing the Directorship

Great Marching Bands are led by great directors. And we’ve had some of the best for more than 130 years. An endowed directorship of $2M ensures we provide our Marching and Athletic Bands director with a competitive salary, rewarding the commitment required of the position. Long-term, we can recruit top talent with the honor and prestige that a named endowment provides. 

Give to this fund

If you are interested in making a gift, please contact Robyn Rost, the Marching Band’s Advancement Officer, at 612-625-5092 or

View the Pride of Minnesota Campaign Viewbook

Thank you for supporting the Band.