Prospective Members

I'm interested in the Falcon Marching Band, now what?

The first thing to do is fill out the Falcon Marching Band (FMB) interest form! After you do that, you will be contacted with more information about the FMB, as well as information on what you need to do to join.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to major in music to be in the band?

Absolutely not! The FMB boasts a huge variety of majors from all across the University! We are proud to have many different majors represented in the band!

Do I have to audition?

Currently auditions are held for all Drumline, Twirler, and Color Guard spots. Please check those websites for more information. If you are a wind player, just fill out that interest form and then sign up for the class!

Is marching band an academic class?

YES! The Falcon Marching Band is an academic course on the Main Campus of Bowling Green State University.  All members of the ensemble must be registered for the class in order to participate.  Each student should register for MUSP 4390E and select the 1001 or 1002 section based on your instrument.  

  • Brass, Woodwind, Color Guard and Twirler: Register for MUSP 4390E 72172 1001 
  • Percussion: Register for MUSP 4390E 72525 1002

Is there a fee for band?

No. The FMB does not have a specific fee attached to it. However, if you need an instrument, you will have to pay an instrument rental fee.

Do I have to own an instrument?

No. We are able to provide most instruments, and all of our Drumline, Mellophones, Baritones, and Sousaphones are provided by the FMB.

How many students are in the band?

While it changes from year to year, in 2022 we had approximately 225 uniformed members of the band. This doesn't count our incredible supporting team, such as our equipment crew, that is also part of the marching band.

How often does the band perform?

The FMB has a busy performing schedule. We perform at a variety of events throughout the fall semester, throughout the fall semester, including University events, football games, concerts, regional marching band shows, parades, other athletic events, national and international events, and many more! Check out our calendar for more information.

What is the instrumentation of the FMB?

The Falcon Marching Band uses a standard marching band instrumentation with each of the following instruments:

  • Flutes
  • Piccolos
  • Clarinets
  • Alto saxophones
  • Tenor saxophones
  • Trumpets
  • Mellophones
  • Trombones
  • Bass Trombones
  • Euphoniums
  • Sousaphones
  • Drumline: Snares, Tenors, Cymbals, Bass Drums
  • Color Guard
  • Twirlers

Updated: 05/16/2023 12:31PM