Marching Band

The ThunderWolves Marching Band!

Service Award Scholarship Program

The Department of Music is extremely excited about our Service Award Scholarship Program for students who participate in the ThunderWolves Marching Band (TWMB), made possible through the generosity of the Lois W. Mathis and J. Roland Mathis Education Trust.

Even if you might be receiving financial assistance through academic scholarships, music scholarships of any kind, or are receiving other incentives, you are eligible to receive additional financial assistance from the marching band. With each year of successful participation, your award will go up incrementally totaling $3,700.00 over the course of four years at CSU-Pueblo.

The conditions of these awards include:

  1. You must be at least a part-time CSU-Pueblo student (enrolling in marching band will meet this requirement)
  2. You must pass the marching band class with a final course grade of “C” or better
  3. You must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA
  4. You must remain in good standing with the Marching Band Director.  Awards will be distributed at the end of each marching season as follows:
    • 1st Year of Participation = $500.00
    • 2nd Year of Participation = $700.00
    • 3rd Year of Participation = $1,000.00
    • 4th Year of Participation = $1,500.00
    • TOTAL SCHOLARSHIP = $3,700.00

4th+ Year Participation awards are also available ($2,000) based on
Director and Department Chair approval.

Fall of 2009 marked the debut season of the ThunderWolves Marching Band. This new student organization was generously funded through both campus and community efforts and we want you to be a part of the excitement!

The Marching Band Performs in front of thousands of people each year at all CSU-Pueblo Football games located in the 6,500 seat pro-turf Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl Football stadium as well as serves as an ambassador for the University through community outreach events each fall.  Look for us each year at the Colorado State Fair & Fiesta Day Parades and you can also find us doing exhibition performances at several high school marching contests each October. At least 1 year of high school band experience is generally required (or Director approval) for participation as a wind, percussion, or Color Guard member. Members need not have a background in marching band to be a member of the band.  All students, regardless of academic major, are encouraged to participate.

Service Award Scholarship Incentives are also available to all qualifying students, regardless of degree major. This includes Guest Students, students enrolled concurrently at a community college, and qualifying high school students.  Contact the Marching Band Director for more information: 719-549-2521.

Students should sign up according to the number of years of marching band participation at CSU-Pueblo.  Under each section, students will have the option to enroll in the .5 credit option or under the 1.0 credit option.  It is up to the student to decide which enrollment option is right for their educational goals.

  • MUS 135: First year
  • MUS 230: Second year
  • MUS 330: Third year
  • MUS 430: Fourth year, fourth year+
  • MUS 530: Graduate

ThunderWolves Marching Band Camp

Each fall, the TWMB holds a Camp to kick start the season.  This is required for all participants.  Camp often starts exactly two weeks prior to the start of classes each fall, but you should contact the Marching Band Director to confirm the start date each year.  Late arrivals are permitted only by approval of the Marching Band Director.  An information letter goes out each summer (usually by the middle of July) with all of the details for fall camp and the performance schedule for the full fall season so that students can plan ahead for all events.  Students who enroll in class by July 1st each year will automatically receive the summer mailing to the address listed on their university account (make sure your address is current).  Students who enroll after July 1st should contact the Director to receive a copy of the information letter.

Also, student participants should send a request to join the Facebook group appropriate for the fall season TWMB Membership Fall (+4 digits year) for example: TWMB Membership Fall 2014.  This is a source of information about the band activities, dates, and other pertinent information throughout the marching season.

Please note that all CSU-Pueblo students who have signed a contract with Student Housing/Residence Life for fall semester will be able to move into the residence halls according to your report day for Camp without any extra charges.  Please contact the Marching Band Director for more information.

ThunderWolves Marching Band Staff

Dr. Alan W. Mills - Director
Dr. Ryan Van Gilder  - Assistant to the Director 
Eddie Dowdle - Director of Drumline Activities
Aaron Turner - Assistant Director of Drumline Activities 
Debra Baker - Woodwind Technical Advisor
Patrick Smith - Brass Technical Advisor
Clyde Forland - Director of Color Guard Activities

ThunderWolves Marching Band
Tentative Dates for Fall 2014

Dates will be updated as needed throughout the summer and fall.  There will be 3 practice Saturday dates added to this calendar.  Until they are posted, please reserve all Saturdays for TWMB activities.  Thank you!
August 8th-9th - Drum Majors and Student Intern report to camp
August 10th-13th - Drumline and Color Guard students report to camp for auditions and pre-camp training
August 11th-13th - All remaining marching Band Leadership report to camp
August 13th Registration Day for *all* marching band students
August 13th-23rd - Full camp for all students
August 23rd - State Fair Parade Performance
August 24th - Day of rest
August 25th - First day of Classes
August 31st - Fiesta Day Parade Performance
September 4th (Thursday!) - Home football game opener (Game 1/5)
October 4th - Home football game -  7th Annual Band Day! (Game 2/5)
October 14th - Exhibition Performance at Denver High School Marching Contest
October 15th - Exhibition Performance at Colorado Springs High School Marching Contest
October 18th - Home Football Game (Game 3/5)
October 27th - Exhibition Performance at Parker High School Marching Contest: State Small School Finals
November 1st - Home Football Game (Game 4/5)
November 15th - Home Football Game (Game 5/5)
Tentative Dates:
November 22nd - 1st round football playoffs
November 29th - 2nd round football playoffs
December 6th - 3rd round football playoffs
December 13th - 4th round football playoffs
December 20th - national championship football playoffs


Listen to the CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves Marching Band

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Takin' It to the Streets

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