The Pride of McNeese Cowboy Marching Band

“The Pride of McNeese” Cowboy Marching Band is a time-honored organization, comprised of students from nearly every major within the university.  As the most visible MSU ensemble, the marching band performs for over 100,000 people each fall.  “The Pride” continually combines fantastic spirit and quality musicianship for every performance opportunity.  Members enjoy a wide range of experiences, including fast-paced rehearsals, close friendships, travel to away games, fun and excitement in the stands and a high standard of performance on the field. 

The band produces three to four different halftime shows and a pregame show each season.  In addition to performances on the turf in Cowboy Stadium, the full band and/or smaller pep bands make annual trips to other Southland Conference games, as well as to regional high schools for exhibition performances.   If you are looking for a place where you can fit in, network with friends, and live the college experience to the fullest, the Cowboy Marching Band is the place.

Over 30 different academic majors are represented in the marching band, including nursing, engineering, visual arts, pre-med, business, and many more.

We rehearse less than most high school marching bands, so no matter what your academic major, you DO have time for marching band!

Marching Band Class Times:

Tuesday: 6pm-9pm

Thursday: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Friday: 2:30-4:30

Summer Rehearsals:

Drumline: 4 Saturdays spaced throughout the summer

Color Guard: 3 Saturdays spaced throughout the summer

Full Marching Band: Our band camp (known as “Round-Up”) begins 1 week before the 1st day of fall classes