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The Pride of Dayton Marching Band consists of students from the University of Dayton, Wright State University and Sinclair Community College. These members perform at all of our home football games, band festivals throughout the region, and other community events. Students in our athletic bands have had the opportunity to perform in St. Louis, Chicago, Anaheim, Pittsburgh, Richmond, Indianapolis, and Louisville with our band just in the past year! As a member of the Pride of Dayton, students can enjoy high performance standards along with the opportunity to meet other students from a variety of majors, backgrounds and interests. Instrumentation includes woodwinds, brass, drumline, colorguard and twirlers. To sign up, just follow the two easy steps at the bottom of this page.
DO I HAVE TO BE A MUSIC MAJOR TO JOIN?
No. You do not have to be a music major to join the Pride of Dayton. In fact, only 12% of the band members last year were music majors. Membership of the band consists of majors in Engineering, Business, Education, Science, and many other disciplines across campus including Music. The Pride of Dayton is proud to be one of the most diverse organizations at the University of Dayton.
WHY JOIN A COLLEGE MARCHING BAND?
College marching band is a great way to get settled at your new home at college. It not only allows you to experience living on campus a week earlier than everyone else, it also allows you to make friends from other majors from all over the world!
WHEN DOES THE BAND REHEARSE?
The band rehearses 3 times a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:05-6:35 p.m. and on Fridays from 4:00-5:30 p.m.. The band also has a gameday rehearsal on Saturdays before home football games.
WHEN IS BAND CAMP?
Band Camp will be held on the University of Dayton campus from August 12-18, 2017.
DO I HAVE ENOUGH TIME FOR BAND?
We are proud of the members of The Pride of Dayton, both for their performance on the field and in the classroom. Our students have an outstanding academic record and we have had representation of nearly every field of student offered at the University of Dayton.
I’M SOLD! HOW DO I SIGN UP?
It’s easy! Just complete these two steps:
- Register here.
- Tell your Advisor that you want to register for Marching Band (MUS 390 03) when you schedule your classes.
There are no auditions, but there will be a hearing at band camp to determine part assignments. Wright State University and Sinclair Community College students, please contact Mr. Will for information on how you can participate in marching band at the University of Dayton.