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Sacramento State Marching Band

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From football games at Sacramento State each fall to the greater community all year round, the Sac State Marching Band is the largest and loudest spirit organization on the Sacramento State campus. The Marching Band rehearses during the fall semester, MWF 3:30-5:50 p.m. Sac State Students enroll in MUSC 142M for credit. All students in good academic standing receive priority registration.

Participation Info

All musicians can join the marching band, regardless of the marching experience! Auditions for the color guard, battery, and front ensemble are typically held each August before the start of band camp. There are no auditions for the winds and brass, though part placement auditions may be held. The Marching Band follows the strict Code of Conduct rules adopted by the University.

While most of our members are students at Sac State, we also draw members from other local colleges. If you are not a Sac State student, you need to be approved as a University Volunteer prior to joining us. This process is outlined on the School of Music Community Info page.


Enrollment/participation in University ensembles requires paying the School of Music's $40 Service Fee, which helps pay for supplies used by various areas in the department. It also entitles you to:

  • borrow an instrument for the semester (if needed)
  • the usage of a locker in Capistrano Hall
  • use of the practice rooms (for Sac State students only - key checkout required)
  • free admission to most School of Music events (see the FREE Tickets section of the Student Resources Page for info)

You may also be required to pay a Marching Band Club membership fee.

  • Sac State Students $40
  • Non-Sac State Students $50

Fall 2023 Schedule

Below is the home football game schedule and other known events. Additional performances for Fall 2023 are TBA, but will include the Causeway Classic luncheon in November and other campus events.

TBD - check back in early summer  

Meet Our Director


Chris Langton - Spring 2023 Winterline
Chris Langton has nearly two decades of experience in the marching arts, wiith pursuits running the gamut between music education and performance. Throughout high school and college, Chris was an active member of marching band, indoor percussion, and drum and bugle corps. Chris is a Sacramento Mandarins alumnus, having performed as a member of their baritone section for 6 years, and having received the award for outstanding membership in 2011. In recent years, he has joined their talented roster of staff, and recently completed instruction for the Mandarins 2021 production "Beyond the Canvas."

Email Director Langton

Meet Our Staff

Color Guard Coordinator: Kaleihiehie Cablay


Are you an alum of the Sac State Marching Band? Visit our new website:

Marching Band Alumni Website

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