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Colorado State University

Ram Marching Band


Copper Ferreira, Ensemble Coordinator

Colorado State University Bands 


Reserve your spot in the band before
July 20, 2012

Performance Schedule (tentative)

Sunday, Sept. 2        Rocky Mountain Showdown 

 Saturday, Sept. 8     v. North Dakota State

Saturday, Sept. 22   v. Utah State

Saturday, Oct. 6        v. Fresno State

Saturday, Oct. 20     CSU Marching Showcase (tentative)

Saturday, Oct. 27       v. Hawai’i

Saturday, Nov. 10      v. UNLV

Saturday, Nov. 24      v. New Mexico                              (last day of Fall Break)

Friday, Nov. 30          9NEWS/Denver Parade of Lights (tentative)



Band rehearsals are held at the

University Center for the Arts 
1400 Remington St.
1778 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Driving Directions 

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2012 Registration

Complete your Commitment Form below! 


We invite you to participate in another great CSU Marching Band season and be a part of history in supporting Coach McElwain’s inaugural season with the CSU Rams!  Last year our 260-member band was the largest in the state and the Mountain West Conference, but we don’t care as much about size as we care about quality – WE NEED YOU to carry on our tradition of excellence.

As members of the Ram Marching Band, we work hard to create shows that are entertaining for the crowd, challenge our members to be better musicians and marchers, and display the incredible talent of our band.  More than that, though, we are a community of musicians who love putting on a great show for the crowd and show just how proud we are to be CSU Rams.  It’s this shared bond that brings us together every fall.

Students in the marching band receive a scholarship award to recognize their service to the university.  The amount of the scholarship increases with every year you are in the band, with additional opportunities to increase your scholarship by meeting academic requirements or playing with the Presidential Pep Band.

Travel will play an important role for the 2012-2013 edition of the Ram Marching Band.  We are finalizing our fall schedule and have planned day trips to the Rocky Mountain Showdown in Denver, the 9NEWS Parade of Lights, and the Thompson Valley CBA Regional.  Of course, this is all in addition to our historic trip to Dublin, Ireland to march in the St. Patrick’s Day parade in March 2013.

As you can see, this is shaping up to be a tremendous year for the Ram Marching Band and we need your help to make this happen.  Bring a friend and continue to use your musical talent to support the Rams!  For more information, including details for percussion and color guard, visit us on the web at: http://bands.colostate.edu.

Take a minute now to fill out our commitment form below, then get ready for a tremendous fall season with the Ram Marching Band!

Go Rams!                                              


Richard Frey Head ShotDr. Richard Frey

Director of the CSU Marching Band

Associate Director of Bands



Before submitting your commitment form, please read this important information:

Please read and consider the performance schedule carefully. Being in the marching band is a commitment to everyone else that  you will attend band camp and rehearsals consistently and that you will be present at every performance that is listed as “full band.”

We expect everyone to perform at football games, the Marching Band Showcase, and the CBA regional competition. We want this to be an organization in which you are proud to be a member. It is our intention to not march with any absences during performances. Standstill performances have more flexibility (except for bass drums). Every element of our planning for the upcoming season is based on the number of people who fill out this commitment form. Please realize your importance to the organization. Should an unavoidable conflict occur, please notify the director immediately: Richard.Frey@colostate.edu.

We fully support your decision to participate or not--there is no pressure either way--we just need to know! Since we do not estimate band members based on registration, simply dropping the course does not help us plan appropriately. You must inform the director if you change your mind. This approach assures you of the highest quality show planning and organization in the marching band. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation!

Click below to join!