Boston University Marching Band
The BU Marching Band performs in exhibition around New England as the featured performing ensemble at high school band shows, as well as at a variety of events on campus. With a staff that is highly-experienced in drum corps, color guard, and marching band, and without having to support a football team, the BU Marching Band is free to push the envelope of artistry and innovation in the collegiate marching band activity.
NEVER MARCHED BEFORE? We’ll teach you.
WORRIED ABOUT THE TIME COMMITMENT? We craft our rehearsal & performance schedule with the BU student’s academic schedule in mind. Every year, the students in our band are able to handle academic work and band as part of their schedule – and do it at a high level worthy of BU. Our students come from every college within the University, and we have a huge variety of majors in the BU Band. If you contact us, we’ll connect you with a band member in your major to help show you the ropes.
NOT A MUSIC MAJOR? Neither is 95% of the Band. (But we still sound great!)
The BU Band has come a long way from the 30 piece all male ROTC band that was created in 1920. It is in high demand around campus, and its members hail from every undergraduate college within the University. The BU Marching Band is a great way to meet people, make friends, and have a high-quality and enjoyable musical experience.
The marching band season goes from late-August Band Camp to the end of October.
The 2013 BU Marching Band show will be announced on May 1st.
Marching Band Registration and Rehearsal Information
Everyone must register for the zero-credit version of the course to be on the band roster. In addition, one may register one the one-credit version of the course as well to receive academic credit for participation if desired.
CFA MU 091 A1 – Everyone must register for this zero credit class to be on the band roster.
CFA MU 191 A1 – To receive academic credit for your participation, register for this class in addition to MU 091.
Rehearsals are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:00pm. Click here for the course description on the Registrar’s website.
The brand-new BU Band Room is located at 300 Babcock St., at the corner of Ashford St. on West Campus.