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Vandal Marching Band

Physical Address:
Corner of Blake & W. Sweet Ave.

Mailing Address:
Lionel Hampton School of Music
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015

Phone: 208-885-6231

Fax: 208-885-7254

Email: music@uidaho.edu

Web: Vandal Marching Band

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Band Camp 2020

  • Dates (new members): Tuesday-Sunday, Aug. 18-23, 2020
  • Dates (returning members): Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 19-23, 2020
  • Times: Plan to participate all day. Our schedule will not conflict with new student orientation activities. A detailed schedule will be available in July.
  • Location: U of I Campus, Moscow, Idaho
  • Who: All Band Camp activities are required for members.
  • Why: Learn our marching style, rehearse music and begin learning pregame and halftime shows.

Audition Materials

  • We will listen to everyone play the Snare Drum part to Go Vandals. Play at the tempo where you are most comfortable!
  • Please also prepare both the "Marching Band Percussion Audition Piece."
  • Download – Snare Drum part to Go Vandals. Video Reference
  • Download – Marching Band Percussion Audition Piece
  • If you are interested in auditioning solely for Bass Drum or Cymbals, please prepare the first 12 measures of the "Marching Band Percussion Audition Piece."

Audition Information

  • Online Audition: Please submit a YouTube video and email link to band@uidaho.edu.
  • Submit Date: Please email your video no later than Friday, August 14, 2020, so we can be set for camp.
  • Do we "cut" students? Rarely. Auditions determine placement in the drumline. Students who posses a strong work ethic and a positive attitude will not be cut from the band. We will find a place for everyone who earns the right to participate.
  • Problems or questions? Contact Spencer Martin with any questions.

  • New Member Orientation begins Tuesday, August 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Haddock Performance Hall in the Lionel Hampton School of Music. This follows dorm check-in.
  • Students will meet their section leaders and begin preparation for the season.
  • For 2020, this orientation will be for new students only. Parent orientation and welcome is scheduled for August 12 online.

  • Early Dorm Move-in will be arranged for registered band members who have applied for housing and have paid their deposit prior to July 3. Apply for housing
  • See this list of students who have reserved rooms. If your name is not on the list, you cannot move in early.
  • Check-in is Tuesday, August 18. Because of distancing protocols, early move in must happen in two shifts.
    • First year members - Shift 1: 3-4 p.m.
    • Returning members - Shift 2: 4-5 p.m.
  • Check-in Location: LLC (Living Learning Center) Information Desk. 901 Paradise Creek Building #2.
  • Students must have their VandalCard for move-in: VandalCard Information
  • If you have questions about dorms, please call University Housing at 1-800-681-9361 or send them an email

  • Need to borrow an instrument? – There is no fee to borrow instruments used in marching band. We provide all instruments in the following sections: Mellophone, Euphonium, Sousaphone and Percussion. In addition, we provide instruments to others based on availability. Contact us to borrow an instrument.
  • Band Camp Meals – The Marching Band provide dinners (Wednesday to Sunday) and lunch (Thursday to Sunday) for all band members.
  • Greek Rush – We plan the band camp schedule to avoid rush events as much as possible. If there is a conflict, we will find a solution. Please contact us with questions and conflicts.

Trombonists practice on the Admin lawn.
The Marching Band practicing on the Admin lawn.

Vandal Marching Band

Physical Address:
Corner of Blake & W. Sweet Ave.

Mailing Address:
Lionel Hampton School of Music
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015

Phone: 208-885-6231

Fax: 208-885-7254

Email: music@uidaho.edu

Web: Vandal Marching Band

Map