Lumberjack Marching Band

LMB 2016

The Lumberjack Marching Band is Northern Arizona University’s music ensemble, servicing both the university and Flagstaff community. The band provides Northern Arizona University students of all majors an opportunity to perform as a member of NAU’s most visible music ensemble. The band augments the game-day experience for students, athletes, and fans at home football games and represents Northern Arizona University at select performances in the region.

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 Marching Band Camp. If you are interested in participating in the marching band, enroll today!

Five reasons to join the Lumberjack Marching Band:

  1. Credit- Earn academic credit for performing with the Band!
  2. Unity- Be a part of NAU’s most visible music ensemble!
  3. Community- Have a great time as a part of a 100+ member music organization!
  4. Perform- To the home crowd at ALL NAU football games!
  5. Ambassadorship- Advance the university brand through music performance!

Sections of the Marching Band

There is a place for you in the Lumberjack Marching Band! The band is made up of the following sections:

  • piccolo
  • clarinet
  • alto saxophone
  • tenor saxophone
  • baritone saxophone
  • trumpet
  • mellophone
  • trombone
  • euphonium
  • sousaphone
  • drum line
  • color guard
  • twirler (audition link)


Watch Video: Lumberjack Marching Band entrance onto field

Video Accessibility Instructions:

These video instructions are located directy above a YouTube video. Hit the DOWN arrow key until you hear the words FLASH START. Once the screen reader is inside the FLASH OBJECT, hit the TAB key about 7 times until you hear PLAY BUTTON a second time. Hit the Spacebar key to play the video. You can then hit the Spacebar key again to pause the video. Feel free to hit TAB and TAB+SHIFT to listen to all the buttons in the FLASH OBJECT. Sometimes the PLAY button and the PAUSE button will be listed as an UNLABLED BUTTON.

Marching Band Camp

A detailed schedule for the Lumberjack Marching Band Camp will be available in early August, prior to the beginning of the fall semester. The schedule will be posted on the Marching Band Camp webpage.

Marching Band Camp is a requirement for all students who wish to march with the band in the fall. You must register for camp to provide us with vital information such as: the section you intend to march, t-shirt size, and contact information. Any known conflicts prior to the beginning of Marching Band Camp should be brought to the attention of the director of the Lumberjack Marching Band,..


There are three steps to joining the Lumberjack Marching Band:

(1) Register for band camp
(2) Register for the course(s) through LOUIE.

  • The course number is MUP x70 section 601, where x is your level (i.e. 170 = freshmen, 470 = senior). 
  • Drumline members will enroll in both sections 601 and 602. 
  • Auxiliary (Guard and Twirlers) will enroll in both sections 601 and 603.

(3) Attend band camp in August. 



Rehearsals are held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm inside the  J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome or outdoors in Flagstaff's beautiful weather.

Drum Line, Color Guard, and Twirlers begin rehearsal at 3:00pm.


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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