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Pride of the Rockies Marching Band

Welcome to Colorado’s premier collegiate marching organization! Made up of over 150 members, the Pride is a fun and exciting non-competitive organization built on showmanship, teamwork, and musicianship of the members. The ensemble consists of woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists and is accompanied on the field by the wonderful Sugar Bears Dance Team.

You do not need to be a music major to be a member of the band, and there is no pre-requisite audition to get in. It’s not just hard work; we have a lot of fun, and it’s a fantastic opportunity to make music with other students and promote school pride!

If you are planning on attending UNC and would like more information on performing with the Pride of the Rockies in future seasons or just want to learn more about the ensemble, please send an email to marchingband@unco.edu.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have to be a music major to participate in the Pride of the Rockies?

A: Nope! The Pride welcomes participants of all majors. 

Q: Is there an audition process to be a member of the Pride of the Rockies?

A: Nope! The Pride accepts anyone who is interested and wants to have fun! There will be a seat placement audition during band camp, but anyone is welcome to join.

Q: How do I join the Pride of the Rockies, and what is the time commitment?

A: To officially become a member, you must register for the class (MUS 292/492) and complete the Marching Band Registration form (see Marching Band Camp/Registration tab to right). Rehearsals/classes meet during the fall semester on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4:40pm – 6:40pm. Other time commitments include but are not limited to: Band Camp (required), home football games, homecoming parade and bonfire, and one away trip.

Q: Is the Pride of the Rockies a competitive band?

A: College bands typically don’t compete. The Pride of the Rockies is a fun and exciting non-competitive organization built on showmanship, teamwork, and musicianship of the members.

Q: Does the Pride of the Rockies Marching Band have a Color Guard section?

A: No, we don’t. We perform at all home/away games and exhibition performances with our Sugar Bears Dance Team! Please check out their tab on the right for more information and how to audition for next season.


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