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Carolina Band

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Carolina Band

The 340-member marching band performs in front of tens of thousands of Gamecock fans each week and is the largest and most visible student organization on campus.

Interested in joining the marching band?

Here's how in four easy steps:

1. Fill out the Student Profile form.
2. Enroll in MUSC 123 for fall semester - code 14911.
3. Watch for your member packet, which will be mailed to you in July. Complete and return all the required forms by August 1, 2015.
4. All new marching band members and all auxiliaries report for pre-season Band Camp on Monday, August 10, 2015.

The Carolina Band wants you

Be an active participant in the Gamecock game day experience, traveling to perform at great stadiums throughout the Southeastern Conference and traveling to support the Gamecocks at postseason games like the SEC Championship Game and bowl games.

Members of the Carolina Band are majors from virtually every area of the university, and most members are majoring in something other than music. All members of the Carolina Band receive a scholarship for marching in the band.


The band rehearses Tuesday through Friday from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. at the Copenhaver Band Hall (324 Sumter St.), a brand new $10 million state-of-the-art rehearsal facility.

Carolina Band Auxiliaries

Out-of-state tuition reductions

All out-of-state full-time Carolina Band students who are not already receiving a tuition reduction from other scholarships or sources on campus will receive a tuition reduction for the fall and spring semesters of the 2015-16 academic year. Based on the 2014-15 tuition rates, this waiver reduces out-of-state tuition from $14,520 per semester and $29,040 per year to $7,992 per semester and $15,984 per year. That’s a savings of over $13,000 for out-of-state students marching in the Carolina Band!