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Marching Band

Next Band Day

The High School Band Day is held every two years; the next one will be in the fall of 2019. Check back here in Spring 2019 for more info!

High School Band Day

Your high school marching band can have the unique opportunity of joining our college band - on the field at halftime! Your band will be provided music free of charge, as well as free admission to the game for all band members, directors, bus drivers, staff, and up to 5 chaperones.

After a rehearsal with all groups on our own Hornet Field, all groups will perform a musical selection together at halftime. Colorguards will learn a simple routine to accompany the performance. This is a great opportunity for your students to get a taste of the life of a college marching band member.

Bands may elect to stay for the entire game, or depart after halftime. Lunch and dinner are on your own - our Student Union has limited selections open on weekends. There are multiple food trucks within the stadium during the game selling typical game day fare during the game (participating groups in the past have served their own lunch out in the parking lot and allowed their members to go visit the food trucks during the 3rd quarter of the game; this is up to the discretion of the band's director).

The typical day schedule looks something like this:

  • 12:30pm arrive at Sac State; buses and trucks should park in Lot 10 CAMPUS MAP
  • 1:00pm ensemble rehearsal at Hornet Stadium
  • 2:30pm dinner break/dress into uniform (groups are welcome to bring their own dinner – there are limited food concessions on campus on Saturday, but there will be concessions at the game)
  • 5:15pm move into the stadium for the game
  • 5:45pm Pregame performance (Sac State band only)
  • 6:05pm kickoff
  • 7:30pm (approx.) all bands perform with Sac State on the field


Watch for more information in Spring 2019 for the next High School Band Day - due to take place in Fall 2019.

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