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!

Portneuf Valley Drumline

Portneuf Valley Drumline (PVD) is an Independent-A class indoor drumline associated with Idaho State University Athletic Bands and competes as a member of the Intermountain Percussion Association. Enrollment is open to high school and university students between the ages of 14 and 23 who love drumming, and have a desire to perform at a competitive level in the Sport of the Arts! We encourage all students to participate whether you have several years of experience or none at all.

Auditions for the 2013 Portneuf Valley Drumline will be held November 10 from 9 am - 1:00 pm at Goranson Hall in the Fine Arts Building. Please download and print the flyer and audition materials.

PVD Facebook Page!
Portneuf Valley Drumline will be posting important information throughout the season and all year long to their Facebook page. If you are a member of PVD, or interested in becoming a member, then this is the best place for the latest news and information.



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