Band Camp

Full Band will begin Friday, August 16th.  Please click on the Pre-Season schedule link below for detailed dates/times for each section, as well as performance dates.  Friday will begin with placement auditions for each section in the hornline and a Full Band meeting will begin at 3:00 p.m. for introductions and instructions on band camp.  Locations will be announced the week of August 1st.  

Note: All rehearsals are mandatory and need approval from James Hudson, Director of Athletic Bands. There is an ONLINE form to submit your request.  An absence is not excused until you get an email from Mr. Hudson.

Pre-Season Calendar

Preparing for Band Camp

  • Shoes – All Sun Devil Marching Band members (except Colorguard and Dance Team) are required to order BLACK VIPER SHOES from Director Showcase ONLINE
  • Gloves – Hornline & Drum Majors must order a minimum of 3 pairs of LONG WRISTED WHITE GLOVES (2 for practice, 1 show pair)

**To ensure that you are prepared for the first game, please make sure you have these items prior to band camp.  Please check the website for delivery times so you have it before August 27th.


  • Sign up for Marching Band class online, MUP 461 (74113) / (Graduate Students) MUP 561 (74343)
  • Sign up for Additional Sectional class online (if applicable) Colorguard MUP 461 (93609) / (Graduate Students) MUP 561 (93612)
  • Sign up for Additional Sectional class online (if applicable) Dance Team/Spirit Squad MUP 461 (93610)/(Graduate Students) MUP 561 (93613)
  • Sign up for Additional Sectional class online (if applicable) Drumline/Front Ensemble MUP461 (93611) / (Graduate Students) MUP 561 (93614) 

Community Members, please complete the following form here: LINK COMING SOON to register and make your payment.  Please have a credit card ready when submitting this form.  Community member fee is $350 per semester for participation in the marching band (fall) and Basketball band (spring).  

Early Move-in

Students who need early move in to the dorms for band camp will need to make sure they sign up in your MyASU requesting Marching Band as your reason.  Once you have filled out the Early Housing portion of the Gold Form, I will compare this list with housing to ensure that you have signed up for early housing. 

Instrument Rental

All Sun Devil Marching Band members are required to use an ASU issued instrument. Instruments are available for rent for $75 per semester. Instruments may be rented from the ASU Instrument Rental Office located in Gammage Auditorium, room 205. Instruments will be available for rental during the following dates:

Tuesday                    8:00AM – 2:00 PM

Wednesday               8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Thursday                   8:00 – 2:00 PM (expect long lines and delay)

Steps to renting an instrument:

  • Obtain a payment receipt from Gammage Auditorium, GGMA 205
  • Make payment in Student Service Building, Cashier’s Office (2nd floor, South end)
  • Return receipts to Gammage Auditorium, GGMA 205 and sign a Rental Agreement

A student acknowledges that he or she is financially responsible for repairs required beyond normal maintenance of the instrument, case or accessory. All ASU instrument repairs must be performed by an instrument repair technician designated by the School of Music. Repairs on instruments will be handled through the instrument office so please make sure you understand your financial responsibility when needing repairs.

ALL ASU instruments are required to use the cases issued with the instrument.

All marching band instruments must be returned to the instrument rental office by the due date indicated at time of rental, unless renewed for pep band.

A $50 dollar late fee will be assessed to your school account if not returned by the due date indicated at time of rental. If ASU advances to a Bowl Game a second date for return will be announced and the fee will be assessed after that date.

The Rental Office does not sell any accessories such as slide oil, reeds, cork grease, etc. and none will be provided with the rental instruments.

Band Camp Required Materials

  • Instrument
  • Music (distributed during summer break)
  • Water bottle/jug
  • Hat, sunglasses & sunscreen


  • Hornline & Drum Majors
    • 1 pair of BLACK VIPER SHOES
    • Black socks
    • 1 towel for your horn
  • Percussion
    • 1 pair of BLACK VIPER SHOES
    • Black socks
    • 3-ring notebook with plastic page protectors
  • Colorguard
    • Black Jazz Shoes
    • Bodytight
    • Eyelashes, 3 pairs

Placement Auditions

The music for this audition is generally taken from the first marching show of the season or from Pre-Game.  Music will be made available in mid July prior to band camp.  Times will be assigned for Friday morning prior to registration on August 16th.