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“...It's the most fun you can have in a band that’s still any good...”Brian Youngblood - Director
Made up from almost every field of study, the TCU Horned Frog Marching Band is one of the most visible and prestigious organizations on campus.
The Horned Frog Band performs before an annual crowd of almost 200,000. The band has also traveled to exciting bowl games the last eight consecutive years. As a member of the marching band you are a part of an exciting and spirited group. Many members cherish lifelong friendships as well as the instant support network gained as you enter the TCU Campus. Because TCU's membership in the Big 12 Conference, the Horned Frog Marching Band regularly performs for large crowds in an exciting football atmosphere throughout the fall.
All students at Texas Christian University are eligible to participate in the marching band. This program benefits nearly 200 students of varying degrees of talent and differing musical interests, aiding those who are looking toward a career in music as well as those for whom music will be an enriching avocation. The band performs at all home football games, several away games, guest exhibitions at marching festivals, at pep rallies, other campus functions, the Fort Worth Stock Show Parade, and bowl games.
How to Join the Horned Frog Marching Band
To participate, incoming freshmen register for the course during summer orientation while current students can register during standard course selection. All marching band members should plan to attend Horned Frog Summer Band Camp the week before school starts. For more information, see the 2014 Summer Newsletter.
While Marching Band is a fall semester course, all members are encouraged to enroll in one of the three concert organizations that meet in the spring: The Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band and University Concert Band. The Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band also meet during the fall semester. Several outstanding jazz ensembles, along with the TCU Basketball Band, are also great musical opportunities at TCU.
The TCU Colorguard adds a visual component to the marching band. We always strive to challenge each member of the guard but do so in a fun and enjoyable way. We welcome a wide range of talent and skill and do not require any previous colorguard experience. There is no tryout process to be on the TCU colorguard, however hard work and dedication is a requirement. Depending on the year’s show, the colorguard may spin weapons in addition to flags. For the weapon line, previous experience is typically needed. Members are not required to play an instrument in any concert bands but are encouraged to participate in other areas of the TCU School of Music. For those looking to continue their colorguard experience or want to try something new, the TCU colorguard is a great way to make friends, get involved, and cheer on the TCU football team.
For further questions about the TCU colorguard please contact the TCU Band Office.
The TCU Horned Frog Marching Band is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for college-age musicians in the DFW Area.
Registration with TCU Extended Education Program gives participants the opportunity to be a member of the TCU Horned Frog Marching Band while attending another university or community college in the DFW area. Members participate in all the excitement and thrill of being in a Big 12 college marching band without being registered as a full time student at TCU. As a full member of the group, you will get to perform at all home and regional TCU football games, pep-rallies and travel with the band to support the team at bowl games and special exhibitions. $200 is the only fee required for the course and covers travel, meals, and gear during the season.
To accept our invitation to play with the TCU Horned Frog Marching Band, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or call 817.257.7640.