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Marching Band

Marching Band Alumni
Stay connected with the marching
band through the Band Alumni Society.

As one of the most exciting and visible organizations on campus, the Minnesota Marching Band enthusiastically supports the University's athletic programs, and represents the University of Minnesota with pride at home and away.

The band performs at all Gopher football home games and at the band's annual indoor concert. The band also performs at an off-campus concert or special event each year.

2020 Tentative Schedule

Membership in the marching band is open to all interested students. The current band includes students from over 100 different majors and every college at the University. Like all band ensembles, marching band must be taken for credit. Students register for the class, MUS 3480, after they have auditioned.


Auditions will take place on Saturday April 25, 2020 at TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus. Everyone who wants to audition must be present at 9:00 AM for a brief informational meeting and to sign up for an audition time. If you are unable to join us on April 25 but are interested in being on the drumline, please contact us at as soon as possible to make alternative audition plans. There will be two optional "Audition Rehearsals" at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday April 18, 2020 from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM and Friday April 24, 2020 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Find additional information and audition music

If you have any questions, please contact us at 

2019 Student Leadership

The leadership team for the 2019 season can be viewed here.

Bring the Marching Band Home With You

Minnesota Marching Band hats, and our latest CD, Marching Into the Future, are now available. Please email for more information.

Hire the Marching Band

If you're interested in hiring the marching band, fill out this form.

Contact the Marching Band

TCF Bank Stadium Marching Band Office: 612-624-2514 
Ferguson Hall Band Office: 612-624-6873

Facebook: The University of Minnesota Marching Band
Twitter: umnMarch
YouTube: umnMarch
Instagram: umnMarch

The School of Music also supports athletic pep bands that play at a variety of regular season and post-season athletic events.