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CSU Marching Band

CSU Marching Band

The Colorado State University 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 Broncos games, and NCAA football bowl games throughout the United States.

Consisting of brass, woodwinds, percussion, colorguard, and the Golden Poms dance team, the CSU Marching Band (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 by audition, regardless of academic major.

A required pre-season camp is held in August of each year; drumline, colorguard, and Golden Poms auditions take place in the 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

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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

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CSU ‘Rampage’ Basketball Band

The CSU ‘Rampage’ Basketball Band is an auditioned group of players that support the men and women’s basketball teams and other special events during the late fall/spring semesters. Auditions take place in October and are announced in advance. The two bands (Green and Gold) alternate games and a full season schedule will be distributed before the season starts. The basketball band consists of the following instrumentation: alto saxophone, trumpet, mellophone, trombone, baritone, sousaphone, and drum set. Other woodwinds are encouraged to audition and will be utilized if space in the ensemble allows. Post Season travel to the Mountain West Basketball Tournament and any NCAA/NIT post season tournament will be limited to 29 members per trip and will be assigned based on instrumentation starting with the students with the highest level of regular season participation. Membership is open to all full-time CSU Students, but only members of the Fall Marching Band are eligible for the Basketball Band Scholarship.

Audition Required
Director: Dr. Jayme Taylor

2022 Preseason Camp Webinar

2022 Band Q&A Webinar #1

2022 Band Q&A Webinar #2

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James M. David, an internationally recognized composer who currently serves as professor of music composition at Colorado State University, is dedicated to creating dynamic and thoughtful music for all. His work is regularly inspired by moving words, images and ideas from the past and present. David’s composition, “Flying Jewels,” was inspired by Brian Doyle’s essay […]

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