Century Celebration

100 years strong. Did you know the UB Marching Band was formed shortly after World War I?  Now Bulls fans celebrate one of the longest-standing traditions at UB — and arguably one of the best marching bands on the East Coast. Join us in 2020-21 as we honor our history and work to secure this source of campus pride for the next century and beyond.


Writing the Next Chapter

Over the years, generous support from donors has allowed us to keep on marching. 

A new endowment effort is underway to guarantee our next 100 years.

Thank you to our current donors.

Photo Gallery - 100 Years of Spirit

Take a walk down memory lane. See where the UB Marching Band started, where it is now and view pictures from the Century Celebration.

Former Leaders & Alumns Share Their Memories

Behind the Baton

Sharing memories of the music and more. Former band directors Frank Cipolla, Mark Flynn and current director Jim Mauck reflect on the past and present of the UB Marching Band.

So The Music Never Stops

Tom O’Connor, BS ’75, and other like-minded donors “banded together” to create the Marching Band Endowment Fund.

Today's Student Experience

Spirit Lives Here

Students have a range of opportunities to participate in the Thunder of the East.

Discovering Leadership Skills

Flute player Lizzy Goldrick credits her time in the Marching Band to her outstanding leadership skills both in and out of the classroom.

Homecoming from Home 2020

Knowing the show must go on, the UB Marching Band had to rise above current challenges to deliver school spirit, perseverance and pride, in celebration of their 100th anniversary.

Featured Performances

The Thunder of the East has been entertaining crowds at UB Stadium for many years. Check out some favorite performances!

Thank You 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 9/25/2020):

Contact Us!

UB Marching Band

Student Engagement

Student Life

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

Phone: (716) 645-6469

Tyler J. Bauer

Associate Director of Advancement, Student Life

926 Kimball Tower, South Campus, Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 645-1618; Fax: (716) 829-4739

Email: tylerbau@buffalo.edu