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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.

MARCHING BAND HANDBOOK

 

2021 BAND CAMP INFORMATION

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.

2021 CAMP PLANNING INFO

DRUM AUDITIONS & DRUM CAMP AUG 13 (8am - 5pm)

WINDS/GUARD (also uniform fittings) Aug 14  (8am - 5pm)  Picnic/Dinner After

ALL Aug 16-18 8am-9pm

Aug 17 NSO gig 9am, Rehearsal 1-5pm

Aug 18 Rehearsal 1-5pm (MARCH THROUGH THE ARCH) Free Dinner

Sat/Sun No rehearsal

Marching Band Class is MWF from 12-2pm in Holt Arena.

 

 

 

2021 Performance Schedule (subject to change)

 

SEPT 4

Home Game - SATURDAY  (Typical Schedule: 8am Rehearsal, and performances throughout Game time (TBA, possibly 1pm or 2:30pm)

Holt Arena

SEPT 25

Home Game - SATURDAY  (Schedule TBA)

Holt Arena

SEPT 25

HOMECOMING PARADE (morning), BONFIRE, EVENTS THAT WEEK

TBA

OCT 9

Home Game - SATURDAY  (Schedule TBA)

Holt Arena

OCT 16

Mountain West Marching Band Invitational (All Day)

Holt Arena

OCT 30

Home Game - SATURDAY  (Schedule TBA)

Holt Arena

NOV 20

Home Game - SATURDAY  (Schedule TBA)

Holt Arena

NOV 29

Uniform/Instrument Return

Band Room

         

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 (no audition requried)

Bengal Dancer: $500

Section Leader: Add $350 Bonus

Drum Major: Add $550 Bonus

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

Pep Band: $300  (Disbursed after the season in March)

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.