Congratulations to all newly matriculated SU students! You’ve made a great choice in school and now you can make a choice that will make your time here even better: join the Pride of the Orange, the Syracuse University Marching Band!
The SUMB is a fantastic group of people from all over campus in every school and college. Joining us is a wonderful way to make the transition from high school to college, or to enrich your college career if you’re already a student here.
There is no audition required to join the SUMB; you just need to have playing or spinning experience in high school. Members of the drumline and trumpet sections will play some short excerpts (don’t worry, they’re not too hard!) to determine part placement when you get to campus for Band Camp.
We have a preseason Band Camp and will arrange for early move-in to your dorm. Here is the general schedule overview for Band Camp 2017 (a detailed schedule is available below):
Monday, August 14: Staff and Drum Majors report to Band Camp
Wednesday, August 16: Entire Drumline, Entire Colorguard, and Wind/Brass Student Leaders report to Band Camp
Friday, August 18: Wind/Brass Rookies (new members) report to Band Camp
Saturday, August 19: Wind Brass Veterans report to Band Camp
Band Camp will go until Thursday night, August 24, where we will perform in public for the first time.
Interested in joining? There are lots of ways to get started. Click “Join A Band” on this page, email firstname.lastname@example.org, look for a postcard coming to you in early June, call (315) 443-2194, or find us @SU_MarchingBand to let us know and we will start the process of getting you signed up.
Please note: this website will be replaced soon, and some parts of it aren’t being updated any longer. This section, the “Join A Band” form, and the Google calendar are still current though. If you need any more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us using the information above.