Rutgers Athletic Bands

Marching Band Course Requirements

In order to participate in the Rutgers Marching Band and receive a grade and credit, you need to register!

Important update, Marching Band has been combined into one class and now falls under the course number. Everyone should register for:

Course Name Number Section Index Number
Marching Band
07 701 337 01

Rehearsal location: Marching Band rehearsals are held on Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 4:30-6:30pm on the field behind the RAC. On game days, we meet at Lucy Stone Hall and go by bus to the stadium area for a short rehearsal on the Astroturf field adjacent to the stadium.

Game Day: On game days, we have buses pick up band members at each of the campus student centers. We congregate at Lucy Stone Hall and take the buses together to the stadium. Band members are not allowed to park near the stadium on game days. There is a one-hour rehearsal on the Astroturf field next to the stadium, then a break to get ready for the game. Sandwiches, chips and drinks will be provided during this break. The band marches into the stadium about 30 minutes prior to the game time. The band performs a pregame show, halftime show and does a short postgame concert on the field.

This course requires regular participation for all members during the regular rehearsal times, as well as performances. You are required to pay a one time fee of twenty five dollars for the cleaning of your uniform as well as purchasing the appropriate shoes. The color guard wears the capezio dance shoe and the instrumentalists wear the Triton band shoe. Instrumentalists that use university-owned instruments such as drums or tuba must pay a ten dollar fee for upkeep and repair.

For more information, call the band office at 732-445-2480 or email Timothy Smith, Director of Athletic Bands.

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