Oregon State University Marching Band
The Spirit and Sound of OSU, the Oregon State University Marching Band (OSUMB) is an institution in the Corvallis Community since 1890 (the oldest band in the PAC 12 Conference). The OSUMB meets during the Fall Term and their primary responsibility is to perform on the field for PreGame and Halftime at home football games. However the OSUMB also participates in parades, campus live activities, and countless other community events. The OSUMB is the flagship ensemble of the Oregon State Athletic Bands, and is by far one of the largest, active, and most rewarding organizations on campus with over 270 members!
R&B is our auditioned travel and special event band. This is the band that travels with the teams to the PAC12 and NCAA tournaments during spring quarter, and performs for our Volleyball team. In addition, the band covers high-profile Athletics and University gigs throughout the year.
Members of the Spirit and Sound are eligible to participate in Basketball Band during Winter Quarter. Since we carry a lot of our music and performance concepts from football into basketball, participation in the fall is required for participation in the winter.
The OSU Drumline has a samba band designated to support OSU Soccer! The beautiful game deserves the appropriate music, and the grand tradition of Brazilian percussion fits the bill nicely. The samba band plays several OSU Men’s and Women’s Soccer games throughout the Fall.
Alumni Football Game
Each Fall we invite alumni to come back and participate alongside our current and incoming OSUMB members for one or more Beaver Football Home Games! These games serve as a fun and memorable way to give back to the OSUMB. The Alumni Band performs at the Beaver Walk team entry event, tailgating, in the stands, and of course on the field for Pre-Game and halftime! We provide the food and the fun, and all you need to participate is your Alumni Band Polo shirt.
Alumni started the Gymnastics Band as a way to stay involved at Oregon State and to add another wonderful Athletic Band to the spectrum of groups performing under the umbrella of the OSUMB. The Gymnastics Band, under the direction of OSUMB Alumnus Mark Tarasawa, is one of the most enjoyable and greatest loved bands on campus and supports one of the most successful Collegiate Gymnastics Programs in the NCAA.
The night prior to each home football game, a volunteer group of OSUMB members travels around to downtown destination bars in Corvallis to get fans pumped up for home football games and to spread musical cheer to the Corvallis/OSU community.