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 98% of the Band.
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 starts in late-August at Band Camp.
Marching Band Registration and Rehearsal Information
Everyone must register for the zero-credit version of the course to be on the Marching Band roster. In addition, one should register for the one-credit version of the course as well if they are under 18-credits for the fall semester.
CFA MU 091 A1 – Everyone must register for this zero credit class to be on the band roster.
CFA MU 191 A1 – If under 18-credits for the fall semester, register for this class in addition to MU 091.
Rehearsals are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:00pm.
The BU Band Room is located at 300 Babcock St., at the corner of Ashford St. on West Campus (entrance is 100-feet down the Ashford St. side of the building).