The Rutgers University Marching Band, “The Pride of New Jersey”, is the ultimate unity of music and motion. Founded in 1915 as a military drill band, the band has grown to become a source of pride for the university, and State of New Jersey. For over 100 years the band has thrilled thousands of fans with exciting performances. The Marching Scarlet Knights tradition of musical and visual excellence continues as the band takes the field for all home football games, high school exhibitions, and other, high profile performances on and off campus.
More than being just an activity, the band program can become an exciting part of your college experience. As a new student, and member of the Marching Scarlet Knights, you will be surrounded by friends before classes even begin. Instant study partners will march on your left and right as our membership is comprised of students studying in nearly every academic major on campus. The sense of family in the band will help you adjust to life on campus, and lead to many life-long friendships.
Full of color, tradition and endless school spirit, The Rutgers Band is always ready to welcome new, enthusiastic members.