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. 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.
2018 BAND CAMP INFORMATION
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 10 - FINE ARTS BUILDING
EVERYONE ELSE Begins Saturday, August 11 - FINE ARTS BUILDING
Here is the 2017 information (for sample purposes):
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.
2018 Performance Schedule
|August 31 (Friday)||Home Game - Friday (evening)||Holt Arena|
|(Possibly Sept 14/15)||Away Trip - Performance in Boise||TBA|
|TBA||Homecoming BONFIRE||Holt Arena|
|TBA||Homecoming Event/Alumni Gig||TBA|
|September 29 - HOMECOMING(?)||Home Game - SATURDAY (Schedule TBA)||Holt Arena|
|October 6||Home Game - SATURDAY (Schedule TBA)||Holt Arena|
|October 13||Mountain West Marching Band Invitational||Holt Arena|
|October 27||Home Game - SATURDAY (Schedule TBA)||Holt Arena|
|November 17||Home Game - SATURDAY (Schedule TBA)||Holt Arena|
|November 26||Uniform/Instrument Return||Band Room|
|November 28||Pep Band Begins||TBA|
Bengal Marching Band Scholarship Information
ISU Student Members of the Bengal Marching Band will automatically receive a $500 scholarship.
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.