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 Colorguard 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. Contact the Marching Band Director for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org 719-549-2521.
Students should sign up according to the number of years of marching band participation at CSU-Pueblo:
MUS 135 - first year
MUS 230 - second year
MUS 330 - third year
MUS 430 - fourth year, fourth year+
MUS 530 - graduate
Each fall, the band 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.
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
Bret Gathercoal - Assistant to the Director
Eddie Dowdle - Director of Drumline Activities
Aaron Turner - Assistant Director of Drumline Activities
Debra Baker - Woodwind Technical Adviser
Patrick Smith - Brass Technical Adviser
Jackie Choate - Director of Colorguard Activities