CSU Athletic Bands

Athletic Bands

CSU Marching Band/CSUMB (MU 204)

The CSU Marching Band is the largest and most visible student organization at CSU. The ensemble maintains an annual enrollment of approximately 250 members representing every college on the CSU campus. The band, of which 85% are non-music majors, performs annually for more than a million spectators including performances at all home football games, the Denver/9News, Parade of Lights, the Colorado Bandmasters Association Regional/State Festivals, Denver Bronco games, and NCAA football bowl games throughout the United States.

Consisting of brass, woodwinds, percussion, colorguard, and the Golden Poms dance team, the CSUMB strives for musical excellence coupled with an exciting and innovative visual presentation. In addition, the group serves as a spirit leader and musical ambassador for the CSU athletic community. Membership is open to all students regardless of academic major by audition.

A required pre-season camp is held in August of each year; drumline, colorguard, and Golden Poms auditions take place each late spring/summer. Each member selected for participation in the CSUMB is eligible to receive a $615 scholarship during the fall semester. The scholarship is contingent upon registration (full-time university status) as well as enrollment in MU 204 (Marching Band). Additional scholarships are available for those who audition and are selected for the Presidential Pep Band (fall) and Basketball Pep Bands (fall/spring).

Audition Required
Rehearses: T/W/TH/F, 4:30-6 p.m.
Director: Dr. Jayme Taylor

Presidential Pep Band

The CSU Presidential Pep Band is a select group of up to 45 players who perform during the fall semester at select women’s volleyball games and other special university events through the president’s office. Membership is open to current members of the CSU Marching Band, and auditions are held during pre-season camp. $500 scholarship for service/participation.

Though the schedule is published in advance, there are occasional additional performances.

Audition Required
Director: Dr. Jayme Taylor

Pep BandCSU Basketball Pep Band

The CSU Basketball Pep Band is an auditioned group of up to 58 players that support the men and women’s basketball teams and other special events during the late fall/spring semesters. Auditions take place in mid fall (late Oct.) and are announced in advance. The season schedule indicates which games are full band, otherwise the band is split into two smaller ensembles: Green Band and Gold Band. The basketball pep band consists of the following instrumentation: alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet, mellophone, trombone, baritone, sousaphone, guitar, electric bass, and percussion (drum set). Currently, 29 members of the basketball pep band will be selected to travel annually to both the Mountain West Basketball Tournament and any NCAA post season tournament. Each member of the ensemble receives a scholarship for service/participation.

Audition Required
Rehearses: M, 7-8:30 p.m. (spring only)
Director: Dr. Jayme Taylor

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If you have any questions about the CSU Marching Band, please contact Kevin Poelking, Interim Assistant Director of Athletic Bands.

Kevin Poelking

Instructor of Music; Assistant Director of Bands; Instructor of Undergraduate Conducting


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