We perform a pre-game show and 3 different half time shows a year along with marching in the "Potato Bowl" Parade and Homecoming Parades. We will also travel to one away game and all National Championship appearances.
Rehearsals are held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4:10-5:40 p.m. and on Game Day mornings. Sectional Rehearsals may be required, and will be scheduled by Section Leaders.
You must enroll in MUSC 272 for one hour of credit to participate. Drumline students have the option to also enroll in MUSC 399: Drumline for one hour of credit.
Marching Band Camp
We do have a band camp that begins on Monday, a week before classes begin for sections leaders, color guard/twirlers, and percussionists and on Tuesday for everyone else.
Enrollment is open to all University of North Dakota students.
As a Member of the "Pride of the North" Marching Band you will have the opportunity to perform in a musical organization which performs for over a half-a-million people live and countless millions on national television. You'll also get to know over 160 new friends from all over the country that will become your second family. The band is a great way for a new student to avoid getting lost in the shuffle, which can be a very common occurrence at a university of around 13,000 students.
Attendance is held to the highest standard in the Pride Marching Band. Band Members are required to attend all rehearsals, all performances, and may be asked to participate in smaller ensembles throughout the semester. We know that conflicts will arise and are very understanding to work with members when this happens.
Things you will need
Everyone is required to have comfortable shoes to wear to practice -No Boots. Please wear tennis shoes or athletic sandals with back straps. Have a water bottle. Bug spray is also a good idea. The Band does not supply music flip folders, flip folder pages or lyres. If you do not bring these items, Popplers music will be selling these at our Tuesday night rehearsal. For performances we will be wearing Bando High Performance Marching Shoes you can order on the internet or by calling the Band Shoppe at 1-800-457-3501. You will also need to have a good pair of black pants to wear at performances when we are not in full uniform. No faded jeans are allowed.
When can I move in to the Residence Halls?
If you need to arrive prior to the fall or spring semester check-in date, early-arrival housing is available the one night before band camp starts. If you have questions about early-arrival housing, please call (701) 777-4251. Sign-up is available on-line in Campus Connection beginning August 1.
The truth is that the Pride of the North Marching Band is much more than a Pep Band for football games. The band exhibits and expects a higher standard of friendship and support than many other groups on campus. If you would like to work hard and play hard with the University of North Dakota Athletics, click on here. Once the Marching Band has your info, we will contact you with all of the information you need to join us next fall.