8/12/18 - First March Out of the 2018 Season

The University of Notre Dame Band will kick off its 173rd year with a marchout around campus. One of the traditional campus events ringing in the beginning of a new school year, the marchout will feature both veteran band members and students auditioning for a spot in the 2018 Band of the Fighting Irish.

Thursday, Aug. 16; 9:15 a.m. beginning outside the Ricci Band Rehearsal Hall. (The band will march past the Hesburgh Library, Clarke Memorial Fountain, and Grace Hall. The marchout will conclude at the new Ricci Family Fields.) Eliminate the parentheses and the extra space between “the Hesburgh."

In addition to a rich history of performing at concerts, campus celebrations and religious ceremonies, the Band of the Fighting Irish has a long tradition of providing music and pageantry for Notre Dame football games and athletic events. The Band was on hand for the first football game against the University of Michigan in 1887 and has performed at every home game since.

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