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Become a Member of the Bengal Marching Band

The ISU Bengal Marching Band joins the Winds, Drums, Colorguard, and Bengal Dancers to perform at ISU Football and community events.

Students may enroll in MUSP 1179 for 1 credit. All current students (at least part time/6 credits) and have a GPA over 2.0 are eligible for scholarship.

Community members may also be a part of the Bengal Marching Band with a firm commitment to attending all rehearsals and performances.  There is no monetary benefit for participation of non-students.

EMAIL DR. KLOSS for the Google Doc Link to submit your information (May - August).  All students must register here to receive the summer info packet.  Links will also be sent to the MUSP 1179 Class List.

The Band meets MWF from 12-2pm in Holt Arena.  On game day Saturdays, plan on all-day events.  We typically rehearse for 90 minutes in the morning, play for the team at 12pm, and football games usually begin at 2:30 pm.




The ISU Bengal Band Camp begins about a week before classes begin.  Band Camp is mandatory for all members.  Some meals are provided and on-campus housing is available for the week.

The Bengal Marching Band typically does 3-4 shows per year.  By the end of camp, we will have Pre-Game and have started our first halftime show.

Drumline auditions and Section Leaders/Drum Majors begin Friday, August 9, 2019 - FINE ARTS BUILDING

EVERYONE ELSE Begins Saturday, August 10 - FINE ARTS BUILDING  (Check last year's schedule for appoximate dates and times).


Camp Letter 2019

Camp Schedule 2019

Camp Info 2019

Scholarship Contract

Order Form 2019

** Everyone must get a new T-Shirt again this year...ISU has changed the official logo.


To get on the OFFICAL MARCHING BAND LIST, please email Dr. Kloss and ask for the Google Doc Link.  This is the OFFICIAL ISU Marching Band Camp Registration.  Check your ISU Email Address if you have registered for MUSP 1179 to find this link. 



2019 Performance Schedule (subject to change until Summer 2019)

September 5 (Thursday) Home Game - Thursday (7pm Game) Holt Arena
(Possibly Sept 14/15) Away Trip - Performance in SLC - Utah Stadium TBA
September 28 Home Game - SATURDAY  (Schedule TBA) Holt Arena
TBA Homecoming Events/Alumni Gig TBA
TBA Homecoming Parade (Morning) TBA
October 12 - HOMECOMING

Home Game - SATURDAY  (Schedule TBA)

North Dakota MB Joins Halftime Show (possibly)

Holt Arena
October 19 (all day) Mountain West Marching Band Invitational Holt Arena
November 2 Home Game - SATURDAY  (Schedule TBA) Holt Arena
November 9 Home Game - SATURDAY  (Schedule TBA) Holt Arena
November 11 Uniform/Instrument Return Band Room
November 13 Pep Band Begins TBA


Bengal Marching Band Scholarship Information

ISU Student Members of the Bengal Marching Band will automatically receive a $500 scholarship. 

With Successful Audition: $700

Colorguard: $700

Bengal Dancer: $500

Section Leader: Add $350 Bonus

Drum Major: Add $550 Bonus

Drum Corps Bonus: $250 - Complete a drum corps season prior to band camp

Pep Band: $300

Additional scholarship money may be offered by attending the department of music scholarship audition day.

Scholarship auditions for all ensembles are held on the last Saturday in February.  All students interested in being a Music major or minor must audition. You may apply for a scholarship on the music department website and a staff person will contact you to set up a specific time.  Scholarship auditions can also be made by appointment in the event you cannot make one of the scheduled audition days. It's never too late to audition!

Students receiving scholarships must be full-time ISU students with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

If you have any questions about scholarships, the marching and pep bands, or our music programs please call the music department office at (208) 282-3636.

Contact Us

(208) 282-4626

921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8099 Pocatello, ID 83209