The Notre Dame Band is an integral part of campus life. Each year over 500 student musicians participate in the three concert bands, two jazz bands, section ensembles, varsity bands, and most notably the Band of the Fighting Irish, the University’s marching band.
Over the course of a school year the band will perform numerous concerts, provide music for liturgies and masses, perform at Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, and Ice Hockey games, and sound the Greatest of All Fight Songs as the Irish football team competes each fall.
The band has performed throughout the world and across the United States. The marching band has performed at the Tostito’s Fiesta Bowl, All State Sugar Bowl, Gator Bowl in addition to numerous performances at away games including trips to USC, Tennessee, Michigan State, Michigan, and Florida State. The concert band has toured internationally to Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Czech Republic, Scandanavia, Japan, and China. The band’s 2010 spring concert tour culminated with a historic performance in the world-famous Carnegie Hall.
Membership in the band is open to all current students at Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, and Holy Cross College. If you would like information on joining the Notre Dame Band, please visit our future members page for more information.