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Secondary Ensembles

Marching Band

    Jazz Band

    Open to qualified students by audition. Jazz ensembles l and ll meet each semester. Performances are given on and off campus as opportunities arise.

    Jazz Studies:

    Marching Band

    Fall 2019

    Enrollment in the Fall 2019 ThunderWolves Marching Band is now open.

    Enrollment options:

    1. Enrollment as a 1.0 Credit Full-Time CSU-Pueblo student.
    2. Enrollment as a .5 Credit Full-Time CSU-Pueblo student.
    3. Enrollment as a 1.0 Part-Time/Guest/Non-Degree-Seeking CSU-Pueblo Student.
    4. Enrollment as a .5 Part-Time/Guest/Non-Degree-Seeking CSU-Pueblo Student.
    5. Enrollment as a 1.0 Credit Pueblo Community College Student.

    If you select option 3 or 4, you may select to enroll solely in Marching Band class with no additional classes.

    A minimum of at least one year of high school band experience is required, and/or by Director Approval.

    Students should enroll in class no later than July 1st to ensure that you receive a copy of the detailed Summer Information Letter and so that you receive a priority position for the Service Scholarship Award program (based on available funding). However, students are welcome to join class all the way up until the start of our fall camp. (The tentative fall schedule is posted below for your reference.)

    For more information, please contact the Director of Bands at

    We are excited to have you join us for another amazing marching band season!!

    TENTATIVE Dates Fall 2019 (Subject to change):

    • August 9-10: Student Intern and Drum Majors Report to Camp
    • August 12-13: Color Guard, Drumline, and All Student Leadership Report to Camp
    • August 14-24: All Remaining Marching Band Members Report to Camp
    • August 24: State Fair Parade and Band Shell Performances
    • August 31: Practice Day 1 of 3
    • September 7: Day of Rest
    • September 14: Practice Day 2 of 3
    • September 21: Game Day 1 of 6: 6:00p.m. Kick Off
    • September 28: Game Day 2 of 6: 12TH ANNUAL BAND DAY 6:00p.m. Kick Off
    • October 5: Day of Rest
    • October 7: Pueblo Marching Showcase Performance, Dutch Clark Stadium
    • October 12: Practice Day 3 of 3
    • October 16: Southern Regional Performances at Liberty High School
    • October 19: GAME DAY 3 of 6: 2:00 p.m. Kick Off
    • October 26: GAME DAY 4 of 6: 2:00 p.m. Kick Off
    • November 2: Day of Rest
    • November 9: GAME DAY 5 of 6: 2:00 p.m. Kick Off
    • November 16: GAME DAY 6 of 6: 2:00 p.m. Kick Off
    • November 23: Playoffs round 1 Optional, but highly encouraged
    • November 30: Playoffs round 2 Optional, but highly encouraged
    • December 7: Playoffs round 3 Optional, but highly encouraged
    • December 14: Playoffs round 4 Optional, but highly encouraged
    • December 19: Required Practice Day if we make it all the way!
    • December 21: Required Football Championship Performances if we make it all the way!

    Service Award Scholarship Program

    The Department of Music is extremely excited about our Service Award Scholarship Program for students who participate in the ThunderWolves Marching Band (TWMB), made possible through the generosity of the Lois W. Mathis and J. Roland Mathis Education Trust and the CSU-Pueblo Foundation.

    Even if you might be receiving financial assistance through academic scholarships, music scholarships of any kind, or are receiving other incentives, you are eligible to receive additional financial assistance from the marching band. With each year of successful participation, your award will go up incrementally totaling $7,000.00 over the course of four years at CSU-Pueblo.

    The conditions of these awards include:

    1. You must be at least a part-time CSU-Pueblo or Pueblo Community College student (enrolling in marching band will meet this requirement)
    2. You must pass the marching band class with a final course grade of “C” or better
    3. You must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA
    4. You must remain in good standing with the Marching Band Director.
    5. Scholarships contingent upon admission to the University as a new student and completed Marching Band application of intent by March 1.
    All enrolled students are eligible for our Marching Band Service Scholarship Award program (based on available funding) for those students who complete the following criteria:
    • 1st Year of Service: $1,000
    • 2nd Year of Service: $1,500
    • 3rd Year of Service: $2,000
    • 4th Year of Service: $2,500
    • TOTAL AWARD: $7,000

    4th+ Year Participation awards are also available ($2,500) based on Marching Band Director and Department Chair approval.

    Fall of 2009 marked the debut season of the ThunderWolves Marching Band. This new student organization was generously funded through both campus and community efforts and we want you to be a part of the excitement!

    The Marching Band Performs in front of thousands of people each year at all CSU-Pueblo Football games located in the 6,500 seat pro-turf Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl Football stadium as well as serves as an ambassador for the University through community outreach events each fall. 

    Look for us each year at the Colorado State Fair & Fiesta Day Parades and you can also find us doing exhibition performances at several high school marching contests each October. At least 1 year of high school band experience is generally required (or Director approval) for participation as a wind, percussion, or Color Guard member.

    Members need not have a background in marching band to be a member of the band.  All students, regardless of academic major, are encouraged to participate.

    Service Award Scholarship Incentives are also available to all qualifying students, regardless of degree major. This includes Guest Students, students enrolled concurrently at a community college, and qualifying high school students.  Contact the Marching Band Director for more information: 719-549-2521.

    Students should sign up according to the number of years of marching band participation at CSU-Pueblo or Pueblo Community College. Under each CSU-Pueblo section, students will have the option to enroll in the .5 credit option or under the 1.0 credit option.  It is up to the student to decide which enrollment option is right for their educational goals. Service Scholarship Award levels are the same regardless of the enrollment option that is selected.

    Pueblo Community College Student Enrollment:

    Course Title Call Credits
    MUS 151 Marching Band #23021 1.0
    1st & 2nd Year
    MUS 230 Marching Band #5340 0.5
    MUS 230 Marching Band #5345 1.0
    3rd & 4th Year
    MUS 430 Marching Band #5900 0.5
    MUS 430 Marching Band #5905 1.0
    5th year or Graduate
    MUS 530 Marching Band #6130 1.0
    MUS 530 Marching Band #6135 0.5

    Watch the Marching Band in action

    ThunderWolves Marching Band Camp

    Each fall, the TWMB holds a Camp to kick start the season.  This is required for all participants.  Camp often starts exactly two weeks prior to the start of classes each fall, but you should contact the Marching Band Director to confirm the start date each year.  Late arrivals are permitted only by approval of the Marching Band Director. 

    An information letter goes out each summer (usually by the middle of July) with all of the details for fall camp and the performance schedule for the full fall season so that students can plan ahead for all events.  Students who enroll in class by July 1st each year will automatically receive the summer mailing to the address listed on their university account (make sure your address is current).  Students who enroll after July 1st should contact the Director to receive a copy of the information letter.

    Also, student participants should send a request to join the Facebook group appropriate for the fall season TWMB Membership Fall (+4 digits year) for example: TWMB Membership Fall 2014.  This is a source of information about the band activities, dates, and other pertinent information throughout the marching season.

    Please note that all CSU-Pueblo students who have signed a contract with Student Housing/Residence Life for fall semester will be able to move into the residence halls according to your report day for Camp without any extra charges.  Please contact the Marching Band Director for more information.

    ThunderWolves Marching Band Staff


    University Band

    University Band is open to all students and members of the greater University Community. This includes CSU-Pueblo Students, Faculty, and Staff members, but is also open for participation by Community Members who have at least one year of High School level band experience.

    Therefore, High School students, Community College students, and Community members of high school age and older are welcome! U-Band meets Spring Semester on Monday nights from 6:30-9:00 p.m. in Hoag Concert Hall located in the Music Building on campus.

    U-Band performs in a joint concert with The University Wind Ensemble at the end of spring semester. No audition required. Contact the Director of Bands to express interest.


    Percussion Ensemble

    Open to all qualif​ied students by audition. The Percussion Ensemble performs a variety of music ranging from ragtime to avant-garde. The ensemble gives several performances each semester on and off campus.

    Percussion: Aaron Turner



    Concert Choir

    The CSU-Pueblo Concert Choir is open to all students and members of the university community. Rehearsals begin the first full week of school in the Fall and Spring semesters and an audition is required for admittance.

    Ability to read music is recommended. The choir will present at least one major concert per semester and, in addition, usually joins the Pueblo Chorale Society for their large works concert in March each year.


    Vocal Jazz Ensemble

    The Jazz Ensemble is a select ensemble and admittance is by vocal audition from music majors and members of the student body. The group is limited in size to approximately 15 members.

    This ensemble does not meet the requirement for the vocal secondary ensemble, but rather is considered an elective vocal ensemble. The Jazz Choir performs mostly a cappella jazz literature.



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