Thank you for your interest in the Sun Devil Marching Band, one of the greatest traditions at ASU! What better way to meet students from virtually every major on campus than to do it in the SDMB band family? We are one of the most visible organizations on campus and provide entertainment for all ASU home football games. Members of the marching band may also participate in Basketball Band in the spring semester. If you like athletics, the Pac 10 Conference is one of the finest NCAA conferences in the country.
Our 2009 season was an amazing experience for our members, with 7 very successful halftime shows and two spectacular performances at our 61st Annual ASU Band Day. The upcoming season has more exciting opportunities for students to perform at 6 home games and possibly two away games.
You do not have to be a music major to perform in a band during college. There is a place at ASU for you to continue performing on your instrument.
While we are sure that you may be concerned about time commitment, it is important we assure you that the SDMB does not take as much time as you may think. We only rehearse 6 hours per week and you can receive academic credit for your participation in marching band. The Colorguard, Spirit Squad and Drumline rehearse an additional 2 hours during the week and they receive additional credit for those hours as well.
Band camp generally takes place the week prior to the first day of classes in August, with full day rehearsals of music and drill. Early move-in to residential housing is available for students living on campus upon request. If you would like additional details regarding pre-season camp, please contact the band office directly.