The UM Grizzly Marching Band is a select, fun and close-knit group of hardworking, dedicated students. Our band is open to any student on the UM campus, and also the UM College of Technology, regardless of year or major. In fact, we have members of the band from virtually every major and discipline on campus and from almost every corner of the United States and around the world.
The band has its origins in the late 19th Century and has since created a tradition of excellence lasting into the new millennium. Marching in contemporary corps-style, the program stays on the cutting edge of trends in outdoor music performances. As one of the most visible organizations on campus, we perform at all Grizzly football home games in the newly renovated Washington-Grizzly Stadium with crowds of more than 25,000 fans. The group travels to several conference games in the Northwest and has accompanied the football team to four FCS National Championships in recent years.
We pride ourselves on the precision drill and exciting variety of entertaining musical arrangements that are performed each year. Recent halftime performances have included the following themes: Western Music, Michael Jackson, Swing Dance Music, Pentatonix, Latin-Jazz, Movie Soundtracks, James Bond Themes, and many others. In addition to the game day entertainment, we make several appearances in the community each season.
Our organization is a distinguished ambassador to the UM campus and surrounding communities. We hope you will join us in the fall for another exciting year with The University of Montana Grizzly Marching Band!