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Welcome to The Morgan State University Bands

Welcome! We appreciate your interest in the Morgan State University (MSU) Band. As one of the best and most respected bands in Maryland, we would like to take this opportunity to acquaint you with our organization. The MSU Band program offers five (5) different ensembles: Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Pep Band and Jazz Combo.

Of the 5, the most popular and well recognized ensemble is the Marching Band, fondly known as “The Magnificent Marching Machine”. The Magnificent Marching Machine is comprised of 150 students and has dazzled and excited audiences during performances at MSU Football Games, National Football League Games, Presidential Inaugurations, World Series, National Playoff Games, and in regional and local television appearances. This ensemble has performed throughout the United States and in Bermuda. The ensemble has also made a cameo appearance in the movie "Head of State" featuring actor-comedian Chris Rock and appeared on Tom Joyner's television show. It is our hope that the information provided will further excite you about both the MSU Band Program and Morgan State University in general. Discover the tradition, excitement, and fun that makes the MSU Band an integral part of the College experience!

The MSU Band is always looking for new members to fill its ranks. Prospective members and interested students are also encouraged to attend our Spring concert event, held annually in the Carl Murphy Fine Arts Center. Music auditions are generally held in the spring and summer, and marching auditions are held in August.

Joining the Band is an excellent way to become involved with the University. The MSU Band is the Pride of Morgan State University, and is recognized around the state of Maryland as a model of musical excellence. It offers a warm social environment into which many students are welcomed as well as given the opportunity to create friendships and memories that last a lifetime.