We Are The University of Utah!
Well known as the "Pride of Utah", the University of Utah Marching Band with the Utah Dance Team performs at all home games, selected away games, and bowl games throughout the football season. The Marching Utes annually perform live for over 500,000 people. Considered one of the University of Utah's finest ambassadors with students representing virtually every academic discipline, the "Pride of Utah" continues to be the most visible performance ensemble within the School of Music.
In January 2009, The Marching Utes performed at the nationally televised Inauguration of President Barack Obama. Recent bowl appearances include the 2008 BCS Sugar Bowl, the 2004 BCS Fiesta Bowl as well as bowl trips to San Diego, Las Vegas, San Antonio, and San Francisco.
Each pregame and halftime show combines an exciting mix of traditional and contemporary marching drill and music arranged and written specifically for the band. Auditions for the marching band are scheduled for the spring semester and continue throughout the summer. You DO NOT have to be a music major in order to be considered for membership, and each student in the band may qualify for a scholarship.
A typical game day features a short rehearsal, nationally televised games and exposure, a traditional performance for the Utah "tailgaters" & Ute Walk, exciting pre-game and halftime performances, front row seats to Pac-12 football and a post-game performance featuring Utah Man.