Sun Devil Marching Band

In addition to close friends and school spirit, the ASU Sun Devil Marching Band offers musical rewards for the aspiring musician as well as a unique and rich experience for the non-music major that enjoys music as an avocation.

The ASU Sun Devil Marching Band is recognized as being one of the finest marching bands in the nation. The 350+ member ensemble has appeared in the Rose Bowl half-time show as well as the 1987 and 1997 Rose Bowl parades and was the 1991 recipient of the John Philip Sousa Foundation Sudler Trophy, which is the highest award given at the collegiate level. Performing in Sun Devil Stadium, the band features new musical arrangements as well as a mixture of precision drills and pageantry at all home games. Hard work, high standards, and a family atmosphere bring a very special Sun Devil Pride to the organization.

As an incoming student, you are given an opportunity to take part immediately in an activity that stands at the center of campus life. Membership into any of the athletic bands is open to all university and community college students. The only prerequisite is that you have some prior band experience.

The Sun Devil Marching Band meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4–6 p.m.

Instrumentation

The ASU Sun Devil Marching Band consists of a wide veriety of instruments, creating a unique, dynamic sound that is both entertaining and exciting. Along with the overall ensemble, the band has three drum majors who take a leadership role in the band and conduct the halftime shows.

Color Guard: Includes performance with flags, sabers, rifles, dancing, and a variety of other props.

The Sun Devil Marching Band Hornline includes:

  • Trumpets
  • Mellophones
  • Trombones
  • Bass Trombones
  • Euphoniums
  • Baritones
  • Sousaphones
  • Piccolos
  • Clarinets
  • Alto Saxophones
  • Tenor Saxophones
  • Baritone Saxophones

Battery and Front Ensemble includes:

  • Snares
  • Tenors
  • Bass Drums
  • Cymbals
  • Marimbas
  • Vibraphones
  • Timpani
  • Miscellaneous Percussion Instruments
  • Drum Set
  • Electric Guitar
  • Synthesizer

Apply

To be considered for membership in the ASU Sun Devil Marching Band, you must complete a Gold Form application.

In addition to applying, you must also be available for placement auditions during Band Camp.

Colorguard, Spirit Squad (Dance Team) and Twirlers require a separate application in addition to the Gold Form. Those forms can be found on the individual links above.

The music for this audition is generally taken from the first marching show of the season or Pre-Game and is made available mid-July.  (This only
includes the following sections:  Clarinet, Mellophone, Trumpet, Trombone and Sousaphone depending on numbers in each section)