Marching Band

Who We Are

Fall 2017 was the inaugural year for the Concordia University Cardinal Regiment Marching Band. The marching and pep bands are open to members of the CUAA community who play a band instrument or have experience in color guard. Scholarships of $2,000 are available to incoming students for participation in these groups.

Where We Perform

The Cardinal Regiment plays at all home football games. A smaller pep band made up of members of the marching band plays at selected men's and women's home basketball games, and the entire band travels to the annual Concordia Invitational Tournament each January.

When We Meet

The Cardinal Regiment will rehearse on Tuesdays and Thursdays (7:40 to 8:55 a.m.) each week during football season during the fall, on Friday afternoons from 4:10 to 6:00 p.m. on Game weekends, and on Saturday mornings on Game Days. An annual pre-season band camp will be held for at least one week in August to prepare for the marching season. Students should register for MUS 187 – Marching Band, which can be taken for 1 credit or audit.

The CUAA Fight Song

Listen to our fight song here

Audition Requirements

Audition requirements for the Pep Band include performing the School Fight Song for the band director. Please contact Julie Pierce to schedule an audition time or for additional information.
After April 21, please contact the music department to arrange an individual audition time.

Links to Audition Material

Flute
Clarinet 
Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone 
Tenor Saxophone (Also use Baritone Treble Clef) 
Baritone Saxophone 
French Horn
Trumpet 
Trombone
Baritone (Bass Clef) 
Tuba 
Bass 
Snare Drum 
Tenor Drum

Pre-Season Practices

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Monday, August 13 8:30AM - 11:30AM

DRUM LINE/COLOR GAURD ONLY

Monday, August 13 9:00AM - 4:00PM

ROOKIE MARCHING FUNDAMENTALS

Monday, August 13 1:00PM - 4:00PM

DORMITORY MOVE-IN

Monday, August 13

FULL MARCHING BAND
Tuesday, August 14 through Friday, August 17
  • 8:00AM - 11:00AM - Marching Rehearsal
  • 1:00PM - 2:30PM - Sectional Rehearsals
  • 3:00PM - 4:30PM - Full Ensemble Music Rehearsals
  • 6:00PM - 8:00PM - Marching Rehearsal
  • 8:00PM - 11:00PM - Social Activity
Saturday, August 18
  • 9:00AM - 11:00AM - Marching Rehearsal
  • 1:00PM - 2:30PM - Music Rehearsal
  • 3:00PM - 4:30PM - Full Ensemble Rehearsal
  • 5:00PM - Sectional Social Activity
Monday, August 20 through Wednesday, August 22
  • 9:00AM - 11:00AM - Drum Line & Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 1:00PM - 4:30PM - Full Marching Rehearsal - everyone
Tuesday, August 21 
  • 5:30PM - Band Camp Picnic (Location TBD)

2018-2019 Football Schedule

The 2018-2019 schedule will be coming soon.