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!

Mountain West Marching Invitational

Welcome to the 28th Annual Idaho State Mountain West Marching Invitational!

Tickets: $8.00 adults • $5.00 (17 and under)

Our goal is to provide the ABSOLUTE BEST marching invitational experience. With our 12,000 seat indoor stadium, this is the only marching invitational in the west where you are guaranteed a performance without rain, wind or snow.

What we provide...
• Dome performance venue
• Top adjudicators from around the country with expert knowledge in their captions
• "Live action" photography and full band photo after your performance
• Directors Lounge
• All adjudicator comments on one Flash Drive
• Five competition classifications with awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place; Outstanding Musical Performance, Outstanding Visual Performance, Outstanding Color Guard and Outstanding Percussion.
• Easy online access to all the forms and information you need



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