School of Arts & Sciences
Ranger Marching Band
The Ranger Marching Band performs at all home football games and comprises of woodwinds, brass, percussion, and colorguard. Its purpose is to provide entertaining performances that draw the audience into the game, inspire the team to victory, represent the community with pride, and nurture a spirit of cooperation and sportsmanship. The band comprises of students representing a variety of disciplines who interact socially and contribute musically to the game-day atmosphere uniting the student body, university, and community in mutual camaraderie.
The Ranger Marching Band rehearses Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 3:00 PM. Membership is open to all Northwestern students regardless of major. Participation scholarships are available. To join, complete the "Ranger Band Pre-Registration Form" on this webpage.
There will be a simple placement audition at the beginning of band camp. This is not an audition to get into the band. The placement audition is used to assign parts to students. It is required for the drum line, but it is optional for the rest of the band. Students who choose not to audition will be placed on second or third part. The music used for drum line placement can be download here. The rest of the band will practice music and have placement on the first day of band camp.
Our Band Camp Schedule has been modified due to COVID-19. The updated schedule is as follows:
Saturday, August 15th:
1:00 PM - Meeting with Ranger Band Leadership (I will contact you all soon.)
2:00 PM - Freshmen Meeting/Part Placement (I would like to hear you play a piece of music you previously performed. This can be anything that you have played in the past such as marching band music, honor band audition music, solos, concert band music etc.)
3:00 PM - Drum Line Auditions (Band Room - 3rd Floor of Ryerson Hall)
4:00 PM - Color Guard Auditions
Sunday, August 16th:
1:00 PM - Drum Line/Color Guard Practice
3:00 PM - Rehearsal at Practice Field (Wear T-shirts for picture, and I'll see if we can get permission to use Ranger Stadium for the picture.)
Contact Mr. Michael Seth Cudd at firstname.lastname@example.org or 580-327-8191 for more information.