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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.  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.

Marching Band Handbook 2017



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.

Drumline auditions and Section Leaders/Drum Majors begin Friday, August 10 - FINE ARTS BUILDING


2018 PACKETS ARE IN THE MAIL (July 20)!  Here is what is inside (including music):

Director Letter

2018 Camp Schedule

Camp Info

2018 Order Form

Scholarship Contract

To get on the OFFICAL MARCHING BAND LIST, please email Dr. Kloss and ask for the Google Doc Link.  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. 



2018 Performance Schedule

August 31 (Friday) Home Game - Friday (evening) Holt Arena
(Possibly Sept 14/15) Away Trip - Performance in Boise TBA
TBA Homecoming BONFIRE Holt Arena
TBA Homecoming Event/Alumni Gig TBA
September 29 - HOMECOMING(?) Home Game - SATURDAY  (Schedule TBA) Holt Arena
October 6 Home Game - SATURDAY  (Schedule TBA) Holt Arena
October 13 Mountain West Marching Band Invitational Holt Arena
October 27 Home Game - SATURDAY  (Schedule TBA) Holt Arena
November 17 Home Game - SATURDAY  (Schedule TBA) Holt Arena
November 26 Uniform/Instrument Return Band Room
November 28 Pep Band Begins 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.

Contact Us

(208) 282-4626

921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8099 Pocatello, ID 83209


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209
(208) 282-4636

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