The Shippensburg University "Red Raider" Marching Band is a corps-style marching band which
performs diverse styles of music while executing challenging,
contemporary marching drill. The band performs at all "Red Raider" home
football games and at several away games throughout the season. The
band is an annual participant in the Collegiate Marching Band Festival
in Allentown, and performs exhibition performances in band festivals
and competitions throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland as well as
feature performances for the Cavalcade of Bands and the Tournament of
Bands Championships. The band's repertoire consists of various styles
of music including classical, jazz, pop, and traditional marches.
Membership is open to wind and percussion musicians, and front members
including silks/rifles, and majorettes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is there an audition requirement?
A. There is no audition required to be a wind member of the SUMB. However, there are auditions required if you are interested in the drumline, color guard, or majorettes.
Q. When are rehearsals/performances?
A. Rehearsals are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3:30PM-5:30PM. The SUMB performs at all home football games, and some away games. We also have exhibition performances at high school band competitions, and the Collegiate Marching Band Festival at Allentown, PA.
Q. Do I have to be a music major to join?
A. Not at all! Shippensburg University does not offer a music major. Anyone is able to join the SUMB regardless of their major or field of interest.
Q. How much does membership cost?
A. There is a $65 deposit required for each member. You will receive a portion back at the end of the season if your uniform and equipment are returned in good condition.
Q. Can I receive Academic Credit?
A. Yes, any SUMB member is eligible to receive one academic credit for the fall semester. Only three band credits may be used towards graduation.
Q. When is band camp?
A. Band camp begins approximately 10 days prior to the first day of classes. Band camp includes meals and all on-campus students will move into their dorms for the duration of camp.