Welcome to Idaho State University Athletic Bands!

Also known as the Spirit of ISU, the Athletics Bands at Idaho State are the most dedicated, visible, and energetic organizations at Idaho State University. Whether we are at a football, basketball game or pep rally, the athletic bands are there to exhibit pride and school spirit at every event. Fans welcome the powerful performances, and members love being involved with something great where they can develop friendships that will last a lifetime. We hope that you will be part of our proud tradition and exciting future! Go Bengals!

Bengal Basketball Band

The Bengal Basketball Band performs at home mens and womens basketball games and also at away tournament games. Members are selected through an audition process and there are a limited number of spots available. Auditions are held mid-way through through the fall semester with games beginning in November and running through the spring semester. More information will be posted as the season approaches and the schedule is finalized.

Bengal Basketball Band Auditions

Tuesday, November 27
12:10 pm - 1:50 pm
Fine Arts Building - Band Room (Room 109)

Please prepare the music posted to the best of your ability as there are a limited number of spots available for each instrument. Everyone should show up at 12:10 pm and be ready to play as the individual auditions will move quickly. Drum set players DO NOT need to attend this audition, but must attend the first rehearsal as playing with the band will be your audition. Results will be announced at the first rehearsal which everyone should attend.

First Rehearsal
Thursday, November 29
12:10 pm - 1:50 pm
Fine Arts Building - Band Room (Room 109)

First Game
Thursday, November 29
7:00 pm - 6:30 Call Time
Holt Arena




Over $100,000 in scholarship money is available each year to music majors and non-music majors enrolled in ISU performing groups.

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Common Questions

Many students have the same questions as you do when thinking about joining the band. Here are some answers to the most common questions.

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Contact us

ISU Athletic Bands • Kevin York, Director
921 South 8th Avenue • Pocatello, ID 83209
Office (208) 282-2748 • Fax (208) 282-4884
Email: isubands@isu.edu