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Become a Member of the Bengal Marching Band

The ISU Bengal Marching Band joins the Winds, Drums, Colorguard, and Bengal Dancers to perform at ISU Football and community events.

Students may enroll in MUSP 1179 for 1 credit. All current students (at least part time/6 credits) and have a GPA over 2.0 are eligible for scholarship.

Community members may also be a part of the Bengal Marching Band with a firm commitment to attending all rehearsals and performances.  There is no monetary benefit for participation of non-students.

EMAIL DR. KLOSS for the Google Doc Link to submit your information (May - August).  All students must register here to receive the summer info packet.  Links will also be sent to the MUSP 1179 Class List.

The Band meets MWF from 12-2pm in Holt Arena.  On game day Saturdays, plan on all-day events.  We typically rehearse for 90 minutes in the morning, play for the team at 12pm, and football games usually begin at 2:30 pm.




The ISU Bengal Band Camp begins about a week before classes begin.  Band Camp is mandatory for all members.  Some meals are provided and on-campus housing is available for the week.

The Bengal Marching Band typically does 3-4 shows per year.  By the end of camp, we will have Pre-Game and have started our first halftime show.

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION:  Freshmen, we will work out a schedule for when you need to be at the New Student Orientation in August.  More info to come.


BAND CAMP 2020 has been canceled.  Class begins on Monday, Aug 17.  Check your email for more information.

SCHOOL BEGINS AUGUST 17.  Rehearsals are MWF at 12-2pm in Holt Arena.

To get on the OFFICAL MARCHING BAND LIST, please email Dr. Kloss and ask for the Google Doc Link (email me now!).  This is the OFFICIAL ISU Marching Band Camp Registration.  Check your ISU Email Address if you have registered for MUSP 1179 to find this link. 



2020 forms and Info Coming Soon!


SAMPLE INFO from 2019:

Scholarship Contract

Order Form 2019




2020 Performance Schedule (subject to change)

September 12 Home Game - SATURDAY  (Schedule TBA) Holt Arena
September 26 HOMECOMING Home Game - SATURDAY  (Schedule TBA) Holt Arena
October 10 Home Game - SATURDAY  (Schedule TBA) Holt Arena
October 17 Mountain West Marching Band Invitational Holt Arena
October 31

Home Game - SATURDAY  (Schedule TBA)

Possibly with Pocatello School District

Holt Arena
November 21 Home Game - SATURDAY  (Schedule TBA) Holt Arena
November 30 Uniform/Instrument Return Band Room
December 2 Pep Band Begins (Will start rehearsals November) TBA


Bengal Marching Band Scholarship Information

ISU Student Members of the Bengal Marching Band will automatically receive a $500 scholarship. 

With Successful Audition: $700

Colorguard: $700

Bengal Dancer: $500

Section Leader: Add $350 Bonus

Drum Major: Add $550 Bonus

Drum Corps Bonus: $250 - Complete a drum corps season prior to band camp

Pep Band: $300

Additional scholarship money may be offered by attending the department of music scholarship audition day.

Scholarship auditions for all ensembles are held on the last Saturday in February.  All students interested in being a Music major or minor must audition. You may apply for a scholarship on the music department website and a staff person will contact you to set up a specific time.  Scholarship auditions can also be made by appointment in the event you cannot make one of the scheduled audition days. It's never too late to audition!

Students receiving scholarships must be full-time ISU students with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

If you have any questions about scholarships, the marching and pep bands, or our music programs please call the music department office at (208) 282-3636.