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April 15, 2010
The Colorado State University Marching Band will hold an open sign-up period for new members continuing through July 23. Membership is open to all CSU students. No audition is necessary for musicians to sign-up as a new member.
The Colorado State University Marching Band had a very rewarding fall 2009 season. In addition to six home game performances, the band’s schedule contained many special events and recognitions including a half-time performance at the Broncos vs. New England football game, leading the Parade of Lights in Denver, and performing in collaboration with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band from New Orleans.
In March 2009, the CSU Marching Band was recognized for innovation and excellence by the College Band Directors National Association as one of the top five collegiate marching bands in the nation. “This recognition has brought Colorado State University to the attention of band directors from around nation, who may not be aware of CSU or of the quality of our band and music program,” says director of bands, J. Steven Moore.
Plans are underway for the fall 2010 season, which looks to be the best yet, continuing the established standard of excellence.
As a marching band member, students proudly represent the university. CSU's Head Football Coach Steve Fairchild says he is counting on that energy to help the Rams win games. “Our band is as much a part of our football program as the Rams horns on our helmets,” stated Fairchild.
“Players and coaches really do get excited when they hear and see our band and our student section supporting them at home games. That support truly makes a difference in the outcome of the game,” said Fairchild.
The CSU marching band features musicians from nearly every major on campus who perform annually for over 250,000 Ram football fans each year. The band travels with the CSU football team on selected road trips, including post-season bowl games. The group has performed in such cities as Memphis, New Orleans, San Francisco, San Diego, and Albuquerque.
In addition to musicians, the group also offers opportunities for Visual Ensemble members (color guard) and Golden Poms (CSU dance team).
Contact: Jennifer Clary
Phone: (970) 491-3603