Supporting the Notre Dame Band
Robert F. O’Brien, Director of Bands 1952-1986In honor of his longtime service, dedication, and love for the Band of the Fighting Irish, the Robert F. O’Brien Fund has been established as a means for Band alumni and friends to contribute to the growth and development of this great Notre Dame tradition.
Alumni who Contribute to the O’Brien Fund will be pleased to know that their generous donations will continue to build an endowment for the Notre Dame Band, or go toward the purchase of needed instruments and equipment.
Those who currently give to the University’s Annual Fund, or would like to assist the Band, are asked to consider earmarking contributions for the O’Brien Fund. O’Brien Fund contributions receive the same tax advantages and football ticket privileges as with any contribution to the Annual Fund, and will help the Band members of today and the future. We are deeply grateful to those who make so much possible through their generosity.
To make a donation, contact the Band office at (574) 631-7136 during regular business hours (M-F, 9 am – 5 pm Eastern Time)
Sponsor an Instrument Program
A plaque will be attached to all sponsored instruments with the donor name listed
Parents can purchase an instrument which can be used by their son or daughter during the years they play in the Band.
All donations will go through the Development Office’s O’Brien Fund, thus providing the same tax advantages and football ticket privileges as any other contribution to the University’s Annual Fund.
The cost to sponsor an instrument varies by instrument. You can sponsor an instrument today through the Band’s webstore!
We are deeply grateful to those supporting the ND Band who make so much possible through their generosity.
Marching Band Travel
Sponsor Travel for the Notre Dame Band!
Starting with the 2014-15 season, the Irish will face opponents from the Atlantic Coast Conference. Your gift to the O'Brien Travel Fund will help support future Marching Band travel to away ACC Football Games! There are four levels of sponsorship:
Sponsor A Uniform
OLD UNIFORMS: In addition to color differences, the band’s oldest uniforms are frayed and worn.
For a $250 donation, alumni, parents, and friends of the band can sponsor a new marching band uniform and keep the Band of the Fighting Irish looking its best.
Sponsor’s names are engraved on a plaque that is displayed at the Band Building.
To sponsor one or more uniforms, visit the Webstore or contact the band office for details.
THANK YOU to everyone who has generously sponsored a uniform!
Drum Major Uniform Sponsorship
|You can also sponsor a uniform worn by one of the ND Band’s Drum Majors. These uniforms are worn at each game by one of the Band’s three drum majors. These talented student-leaders conduct the band on the field and lead the band as they march throughout the Notre Dame campus. The cost to sponsor one of these uniforms is $500.|
Instrument Sponsorship Costs
Trumpet – $450
Trombone – $450
Falto/Mellophone – $500*
Marching Baritone – $1,000*
Tenor Saxophone – $1,000
Alto Saxophone – $850
Sousaphone – $3,500*
Clarinet – $400
Piccolo – $400
Concert Band Instruments
Flute – $400
Oboe – $1,250
Bass Clarinet – $1,500
Bassoon – $2,500
Baritone Saxophone – $3,500
French Horn – $2,000
Euphonium – $2,000
Tuba – $3,500
Timpani – $1,800
Vibraphone/Marimba – $2,500
Cymbals – $200
Snare Drum – $500
Drum Set – $750
String Bass – $1,000