Support the Marching Band

Support the Pride of Minnesota

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! There are a number of ways your gift can help the band. Here are some of our favorites:  

University Marching Band Fund

The Marching Band could use your help to meet our operating expenses, which includes such things as the costs associated with Spat Camp, subsidizing course fees for students in need, and purchasing music copyrights and professionally-written drills. Every aspect of what makes the band the Pride of Minnesota is supported by your gifts. 

Pride of Minnesota Leadership Fund

Through the generosity of our alumni and friends, the percentage of band members receiving scholarship awards has increased to approximately 30%. Of course, our aspirations are greater. Every member of the band commits to hundreds of hours of hard work and service each season. Scholarships recognize these young leaders by investing in their educational journey, and we strive to increase support to provide awards to half of the band members. 

Uniform and Equipment Fund

The Marching Band provides instruments to ensure continuity of sound across sections and the band. To maintain the band’s high quality of musicality, we should ideally replace instruments every 10 years (or every 5 years, in the case of the drumline). Many of our brass instruments need to be replaced soon, representing repeated significant annual expenditures close to $300,000. Your gifts to the uniform and equipment fund will help keep the band sounding its best!

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

Thank you for supporting the Band.