Well-known as the "Pride of Utah", the University of Utah Marching Band, with the Utah Dance Team, performs at all home games, select away games and bowl games throughout the football season, for over 500,000 people annually. Serving as great U of U ambassadors, with students representing virtually every academic discipline, the Utah Marching Band is the School of Music’s most visible performance ensemble.
In January 2009, the Utah Marching Band performed at the nationally televised Inauguration of President Barack Obama. Recent bowl appearances include the 2008 BCS Sugar Bowl, the 2004 BCS Fiesta Bowl, as well as bowl trips to San Diego, Las Vegas, San Antonio and San Francisco.
Each pregame and halftime show combines an exciting mix of traditional and contemporary marching drill and music arranged and written specifically for the band. Auditions for the marching band are scheduled for the spring semester and continue throughout the summer. Both music and non-music majors participate and all may qualify for a scholarship.
A typical game day features a short rehearsal; a performance for Utah "tailgaters" and the Ute Walk; pregame and halftime performances; nationally and regionally televised exposure; front row seats to Pac-12 football; and a post-game performance featuring Utah Man.
On November 19,2016 at the Utah vs. Oregon game, high school juniors and seniors are invited to join the Marching Utes in the Game Day EXPERIENCE!
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 11/14/16
Please Note for 2016:
Due to University policy changes, freshmen and sophomores are no longer allowed to participate in University recruitment events.
We are excited to invite all juniors to apply for participation.
High school seniors must have a completed application to the University of Utah to be invited to attend.
At this year's EXPERIENCE, participants will only perform during halftime and in the stands with the Pride of Utah. They will also participate in marching and music rehearsals with the Ute Marching Band and have a chance to interact with U faculty, students and fans.
We are streamlining this years EXPERIENCE to help with student scheduling and improve their interactions, see the attached sample schedule for details.
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