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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.


  • Auditions for Colorguard will take place on Sunday, August 23 from Time TBD. In Capistrano 143.
  • Auditions for the Battery and Front Ensemble will be Sunday, August 23 Time TBD. In Capistrano 143.

Meet our Marching Band Staff

Director of Athletic Bands: Prof. Santiago Sabado

Santiago Sabado

Color Guard Coordinator: Kaleihiehie Cablay

Battery Percussion Coordinator/Arranger: Alex Pfiefer

Front Ensemble Coordinator: Kevin Bowlson

Front Ensemble Arranger/Electronics Coordinator: Wade Quinn

Visual Staff: Alex Wallace

Percussion Staff: Damien Masterson

Percussion Staff: Ashley Boyden

Color Guard Staff: Angela Chin

Game Day Coordinator: Demetrius Riley

Photography/Media Staff: Joseph Khalifa

Photography/Media Staff: Kelley Yoakum

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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, and
  • use of the practice rooms (for Sac State students only)
  • free admission to many School of Music events (for Sac State students only)

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

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

Tentative Fall 2021 Schedule

Additional performances for Fall 2021 are TBA, but are likely to include exhibitions at high school marching band competitions as well as the Causeway Classic luncheon in November and other campus events. Below is the home football game schedule. Members should refer to the BAND App Events Calendar for the most up to date schedule.

Tentative Fall 2021 Schedule 4/28

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