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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 3:00-5:00 p.m (new time for Fall 2020). Sac State Students enroll in MUSC 142M for credit. All students in good academic standing receive priority registration.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
- 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.
All musicians can join the marching band, regardless of marching experience! Auditions for the colorguard, 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 should submit the these two forms to Capistrano Hall 121:
If you wish to obtain a courtesy parking permit for the semester, you may use the online UTAPS Parking form once the above has been completed.
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
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Fall 2020 Performances
Additional performances for Fall 2020 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.
|Sun||Aug. 23||Color Guard & Percussion Auditions||TBD|
|Mon-Fri||Aug 24-28||Band Camp||12pm-9pm|
|Sat||Aug. 29||College Football Kick-off||TBD|
|Sat||Sept. 19||vs. Southern Utah||9 a.m.-9 p.m., 6 p.m. game start|
|Sat||Oct. 3||vs. Dixie State||9 a.m.-9 p.m., 6 p.m. game start|
|Sat||Oct 17||Del Oro Band Review Exhibition||TBD|
|Sat||Oct. 24||vs. Northern Arizona||9 a.m.-9 p.m., 6 p.m. game start|
|Sat||Oct 31||WBA NorCal Super Show||All Day|
|Sat||Nov. 7||vs. Cal Poly
||9 a.m.-9 p.m., 6 p.m. game start|
|Sat||Nov. 14||vs. Portland State||9 a.m.-9 p.m., 6 p.m. game start|
|Sat||Nov. 21||Causeway Classic at UC Davis||7 a.m.-5 p.m., 2 p.m. game start|
Meet Our Director
Santiago Sabado earned his Masters of Music in Instrumental Wind Conducting and his Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Trumpet Performance from Sacramento State along with his Teaching Credential in Music. While attending Sac State he studied trumpet with Gary Dilworth and conducting with Dr. Clay Redfield and Dr. Robert Halseth. He also taught the Sacramento Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps from 2010 to 2015 where he operated as the Brass Caption head. He is now the Assistant Corps Director for the Mandarins and is the Director for their Mandarins Music Academy Email Mr. Sabado