Marching Thunder


If you will be a student at Marshall next fall and would like to be a member of the Marching Thunder, please click on "Contact Us" and complete the online information form. Marching Band registration and scholarship information will be mailed to you.

You may also request a band registration form at barnetts@marshall.edu or by calling the band office at 304-696-2317.


Marching Thunder


If you will be a student at Marshall next fall and would like to be a member of the Marching Thunder, please click on "Contact Us" and complete the online information form. Marching Band registration and scholarship information will be mailed to you.

You may also request a band registration form at barnetts@marshall.edu or by calling the band office at 304-696-2317.


Marching Thunder


If you will be a student at Marshall next fall and would like to be a member of the Marching Thunder, please click on "Contact Us" and complete the online information form. Marching Band registration and scholarship information will be mailed to you.

You may also request a band registration form at barnetts@marshall.edu or by calling the band office at 304-696-2317.


ABOUT THE BAND

The Marching Thunder at Marshall University is an active part in the support of Marshall athletic events. In addition to performing as an exhibition band at various high school competitions, the Marching Thunder hosts its own Tri-State Marching Band festival, which is West Virginia’s largest.

The Marching Thunder, now boasting 330 members, performs at all home football games and many away games, as well as attending numerous championships and bowl games. Most recently the band has traveled to the Beef O Brady Bowl in St. Petersburg, Florida, the University of Tennessee, the Ohio State University, Virginia Tech, Virginia Beach, New Orleans, the Motor City Bowl in Detroit, Michigan, the GMAC Bowl in Mobile, Alabama and the Fort Worth Bowl in Fort Worth, TX.



The Marching Thunder was featured at halftime of the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Green Bay Packers football game and the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Carolina Panthers game in Cincinnati, OH. In the fall of 2008 the Marching Thunder was featured at halftime of the new Lucas Oil Stadium at the Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars football game. The Marching Thunder boasts new indoor and outdoor rehearsal facilities including an artificial turf practice field, outside storage building, large indoor rehearsal hall and large office and storage suite.

PEP BAND

The Marching Thunder Pep Band performs at most of the Marshall University men's and women's home basketball games. The Pep Band also performs at the Capital Classic basketball game between Marshall and West Virginia University in Charleston each year.

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MULTIMEDIA

Experience the sights and sounds of the Marshall University Marching Thunder by viewing our photos, videos, and listening to recorded performances on our multimedia page.

Visit the Multimedia Page


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Marshall University offers two opportunities for financial assistance for members of the Marching Thunder. Each band member receives a band stipend at the conclusion of the marching season.

Financial Assistance Information


UPCOMING EVENTS

See a list of upcoming events, and download any registration or entry forms.

Upcoming Event Listing