Marching Band - "The Thunder of the East"

Join the UB Marching Band and you’ll be right in the middle of the action as you bring the sights and sounds of the band to life.

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Celebrating 100 Years of Spirit

100th Anniversary logo for the band: 100 years of spirit 1920-2020.
Endowment Fund

Gifts to the band help support new experiences, educational and social opportunities, travel expenses and more. Consider a gift to ensure the future of the Marching Band.

Make Friends, Make Music, Make Memories

Sections of the Band

Learn more about your section, including information about instruments you can borrow at no charge.

Instrumental Sections

Some experience playing a band instrument is required. However, no auditions are required to join the band, and you can join the band regardless of your major.

Dancers and Color Guard

Some experience is typically required.

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Pep Band (Spring Semester)

Pep Band performs throughout the spring semester at basketball games and other events.

Thank You Marching Band Endowment Donors

Through crowdfunding, the Thunder of the East Marching Band is writing the next chapter of its storied history. Thank you to the following donors, who have helped establish the UB Marching Band Endowment Fund (as of 8/13/2021):

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UB Marching Band

Student Engagement

Student Life

University at Buffalo
150 Student Union, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-6469

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