Whether entertaining thousands with our pre-game and halftime shows, cheering the USU Football Team onto victory, or uniting the Aggie Blue and Fighting White spirit of the Utah State faithful with the sounds of the "Fight Song" or the world-famous "Scotsman", there is no experience quite like being a part of the Aggie Marching Band!
Comprised of students from every corner of the University, the AMB membership represents the very best of what USU has to offer. The Marching Band is an integral part of the comprehensive USU Band Program and is open to students of all majors and classes from freshman to graduate. We perform at all Aggie home football games, select away games, and post-season bowl games.
As a member of the AMB family, you will have countless opportunities to develop as a musician and a leader. You will form friendships on the first day of Marching Band Camp that will last the rest of your life, and the memories created as we make music together will be second to none.
Join us, and let us help you make your USU experience unforgettable. There is a place waiting for you in the…
Several scholarship opportunities are available through the USU Music Department. All students interested in joining the Aggie Marching Band are strongly encouraged to audition for a Music Department Talent Scholarship. In most cases these awards are open to both music majors and students pursuing other disciplines.
There are also a number of stipends available for AMB members in good standing. Stipend amounts vary by number of years of service, leadership roles, and other considerations. Priority placement is also given to AMB members during Aggie Pep Band auditions. Aggie Pep Band members also receive a stipend for their service during basketball season.
Academic scholarships are also awarded by the University, with priority given to students who apply for admission by January 10.
Should you wish to explore financial aid options, we encourage you to apply for financial aid early.
The Aggie Marching Band season begins with our camps before the fall semester and ends with the post-season bowl game in December or January.
2017 Pre-Season dates:
Drumline Camp: August 16-19
Leadership Training: August 19
Full Marching Band Camp (all members): August 21-26
2017 Aggie Marching Band Performance Schedule:
Thursday, 9/7 – Football vs. Idaho State (6:00p.m.)
Friday, 9/29 – Football vs. BYU (6:00p.m.)
Saturday, 9/30 – Bridgerland Band Invitational Exhibition (TBA)
Saturday, 10/7 – Football vs. Colorado State (TBA)
Saturday, 10/14 – Football vs Wyoming (Homecoming) (TBA)
Saturday, 10/28 – Football vs. Boise State (8:00p.m.)
Friday, 11/17 – Sounds of the Stadium Concert (7:30p.m., Daines Concert Hall)
Saturday, 11/18 – Football vs. Hawaii (TBA)
Saturday, 12/2 – possible Mountain West Championship Game (TBA)
Date TBD – Bowl Game
Fall Semester Rehearsal Schedule:
Fridays of Game Weeks 2:30-4:00p.m. (7/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/27, 11/17)
AMB members should enroll in MUSC 3785
USU 1010 Connections
Incoming AMB members interested in the USU 1010 Connections class should sign up for the special 7-week version of the course that begins the first week of classes.
Join us for another great season with the Aggie Marching Band! For information on becoming a member of the 2017 AMB family, simply contact Dr. Lane Weaver.
Initial Drumline auditions for the 2017 season will take place on May 4, 2017, however we can arrange auditions for those unable to make that date. More information can be found by visiting the Percussion Audition page and contacting Dr. Jason Nicholson.
Part placement auditions for other instruments will take place as needed during Marching Band Camp. More information will be provided during the summer.
Color Guard placement information is available by contacting Dr. Weaver.
Each spring the Pep Band hits the road for Las Vegas to play at the Mountain West Conference tournament and joins the Aggies for the NCAA tournament or other post-season events.
Auditions in early October determine the core band roster and substitute roster. Audition music typically comes from the Aggie Marching Band season with placement priority given to AMB members.
All Pep Band members receive a stipend for their service based on the number of games played.