Lumberjack Marching Band
The Lumberjack Marching Band represents the pride, spirit, and traditions of Northern Arizona University. Together, we support the Lumberjacks with dynamic and colorful performances at athletic events, rallies, and community events. As ambassadors for the University, we serve our fellow students, alumni, and community. We are bonded together by our love of performing, camaraderie, and Lumberjack Pride. The memories and friendships we form in the Lumberjack Marching Band stay with us for a lifetime.
Joining the band
Membership is open to all Northern Arizona University students regardless of major. No audition is required to join. Two or more years of experience studying a band instrument or one year in color guard is sufficient. We will teach you how to march during band camp. Twirlers must audition in the spring.
Top five reasons to join the Lumberjack Marching Band:
- Community – You’ll have friends on campus before classes begin.
- Leadership – Gain valuable leadership experience as a section leader, captain or drum major.
- Performance- Be a part of NAU’s largest and most exciting music ensemble! Perform in the historic Walkup Skydome at ALL NAU home football games!
- Credit- Earn academic credit for doing what you love.
- Pride- We are ambassadors for the pride, school spirit, and traditions of the Northern Arizona University Lumberjacks.
Take the next step.
Request more information by completing our interest form. We will send you information on how to register.
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:
- alto saxophone
- tenor saxophone
- drum line
- color guard
Watch Video: Lumberjack Marching Band entrance onto field
Marching Band Camp
Marching Band Camp is required for all members of the Lumberjack Marching Band and takes place the week before classes begin.
For more details, complete this interest form, and we will send registration information out in April.
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. and enroll in an additional section of the course.
We perform at all home games, pep rallies, select volleyball games, and travel to one away game. We also host and perform at the annual NAU Band Day event.
Dr. William Kinne directs the Lumberjack Marching Band, Jacks Pep Band, and Symphonic Band.