Lumberjack Marching Band

The Lumberjack Marching Band is one of the most visible music ensembles in the university and Flagstaff community. With more than 150 members, it provides Northern Arizona University students of all majors an opportunity to participate in an exciting musical experience. Arizona's only retro-rock college marching band builds energy and enthusiasm at home football games and represents Northern Arizona University at select performances in the region.

Color guard and Twirler auditions

Auditions for a 2013 Lumberjack Marching Band color guard will occur on Friday, August 23rd. All interested guard members should report to the School of Music, room 147 at 3:00pm. More details will be available soon.

Auditions for positions as a Lumberjack Marching Band Twirler will occur on Friday, August 23rd. All interested twirlers should report to the School of Music, room 147, at 3:00pm. More details will be available.

Joining the band

Membership is open to all Northern Arizona University students! An audition may be held to determine placement within each section at the beginning of Band Camp. If you are interested in participating in the marching band, enroll today! Remember, your enrollment must be congruent with your academic status at NAU.

Drum line

Drum line students should expect to report to campus for drum line camp on Thursday, August 22nd at 1:00pm. Students should meet in the School of Music, room 146.

Please download the drum line audition packet (updated: 08/13/13) to obtain all necessary information to join the drum line. Be sure to read the enclosed welcome/audition preparation letter. Drum line members will be able to move in to their dorms early, however NAU Bands will need confirmation if you plan to move in early to your dorm. An email will be sent to the entire band requesting this information prior to start of Band Camp. Be sure to respond within the correct time frame.

Color Guard

We are very excited to welcome back to our ranks the NAU color guard. All guard members should plan to report to the School of Music on Friday, August 23rd, at 11:00am in room 147. Color guard members will be able to move in to their dorms early, however NAU Bands will need confirmation if you plan to move in early to your dorm. An email will be sent to the entire band requesting this information prior to start of Band Camp. Be sure to respond within the correct time frame.

If you have not registered for the marching band yet as a guard member, you are missing out! Be sure to register today, and follow your registration with an email to the marching band director: Elliott.Tackitt@nau.edu.

Band Camp

The 2013 Lumberjack Marching Band Camp begins on Saturday, August 24th at 1:00pm and concludes on August 26th at 4:00pm. Students will move into their dormitories and/or assist with the equipment move from the School of Music down to the NAU Skydome.

Band Camp is a requirement for all students who wish to march with the band in the fall.

Register for the following classes:

Freshman
  • Winds, Drum line, and color guard: MUP 170-0601 (5519)
  • Drum line and color guard ALSO enrolls in: MUP 170-0602 (5520)
Sophomore
  • Winds, Drum line, and color guard: MUP 270-0601 (5535)
  • Drum line and color guard ALSO enrolls in: MUP 270-0602 (5536)
Junior
  • Winds, Drum line, and color guard: MUP 370-0601 (5551)
  • Drum line and color guard ALSO enrolls in: MUP 370-0602 (5552)
Senior
  • Winds, Drum line, and color guard: MUP 470-0601 (5567)
  • Drum line and color guard ALSO enrolls in: MUP 470-0602 (5568)

Schedule

Rehearsals

The Marching Band rehearses from 12:40 to 2:40pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Our Monday and Friday rehearsals are held inside the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome, while our Wednesday rehearsals are usually held outdoors in Flagstaff's beautiful weather.

Additionally, drum line and color guard both rehearse from 11:35am-12:20pm in the NAU Skydome.

Performances

We perform at all home games and, traditionally, travel to one away game. In addition, the Lumberjack Marching Band hosts and performs at the annual NAU Band Day event.

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