List of marching bands

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The Band of the Fighting Irish at the University of Notre Dame performs at the end of a football game

This is a list of marching bands. Major types include collegiate and military. At least 16 U.S. colleges have had scramble bands, which are also included in this list.

North America[edit]

United States[edit]

Collegiate marching bands[edit]

This list excludes scramble bands.

University Marching band Founded Notes
Clemson University Clemson University Tiger Band Known as the "band that shakes the Southland".
Samford University Bulldog Marching Band
Utah State University Aggie Marching Band
College of the Holy Cross Holy Cross Goodtime Marching Band 1845 Also known as the "Holy Cross Crusaders Marching Band" (HCMB).
University of Notre Dame Band of the Fighting Irish 1845
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Marching Illini 1867
University of Tennessee Pride of the Southland Band 1869 The Pride of the Southland Marching Band has been performing at halftime for more than 110 years, but has existed since 1869 when it was founded as part of the Military Department, forerunner to the school's ROTC program. The band was removed from the ROTC department and placed under the Music Education Department in 1961. With the exception of 2013, Pride of the Southland has represented the state of Tennessee for all Presidential Inaugurations since 1953, the most of any non-military band. The most notable of the band's on-field traditions include its pregame formations which culminate with "Opening the T" (a formation with a path for football players to run out onto the field through while the band plays the school's fight song "Down the Field"), and the "Circle Drill" halftime performance (a series of geometric and kaleidoscopic drills set to music local to Tennessee and the South).
Purdue University Purdue All-American Marching Band 1886
Kansas State University Pride of Wildcat Land 1887 Known for their percussion features and precision marching drills.
Cornell University Cornell Big Red Marching Band 1890s Only corps-style marching band in the Ivy League - the rest are scramble bands.
University of California, Berkeley University of California Marching Band 1891 Student-run. Introduced at games as "The Pacesetter of College Marching Bands, the Pride of California".
University of Minnesota University of Minnesota Marching Band 1892
Louisiana State University Louisiana State University Tiger Marching Band 1893
Penn State University Blue Band 1899
Duke University Duke University Marching Band 1906 One of the oldest marching bands in the ACC.
Lehigh University Marching 97 1906 The number "97" refers to the number of band members: twelve ranks of eight members each plus one drum major. Nicknamed "The Finest Band East of All Points West".
Northwestern University Northwestern University Wildcat Marching Band 1911
Sam Houston State University Bearkat Marching Band 1911
Rutgers University Marching Scarlet Knights 1915
University of New Hampshire Wildcat Marching Band 1919
Texas Tech University Goin' Band from Raiderland 1925 First band to travel to an away game when American humorist Will Rogers aided in financing a trip to Fort Worth, Texas in 1926.
University of Miami Band of the Hour 1933
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Marching Salukis 1960 Known for their tuxedo-style uniform and distinctive homburg-style hat. Often referred to as "The Best Dressed Band in the Land!".
James Madison University Marching Royal Dukes 1972
Nicholls State University Pride of Nicholls 1972
University of Central Florida Marching Knights 1980
University of Virginia Cavalier Marching Band 2003

Collegiate scramble bands[edit]





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New Zealand[edit]

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