Everyone—first-years and upperclassmen alike—is invited to join the Harvard University Band. It's a fun, flexible way to keep playing your instrument at Harvard, but without the hassle of high-tension auditions and schedules. Here are just a few of the benefits that Bandies enjoy:
Even if you don't play an instrument, you can still join the Band! Our illustrious Prop Crew documents the Band's endless shenanigans on film and in photos—plus, they are charged with the venerable task of guarding Bertha, our six-foot bass drum. They enjoy the full membership benefits of the Band, but without the rehearsals, spit valves, and broken reeds! And Prop Crew shines at the yale game, where they fashion anything from catapults to Trojan bulldogs to enhance the Band's halftime show.
For more information, call 617-496-BAND and ask for Bethany Jenkins, Manager, or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, be sure to read our list of Frequently Asked Questions.
Excited? Sign up for an audition!
A single audition is sufficient to try out for any combination of marching band, wind ensemble, and jazz band.
NOTICE TO GRADUATE STUDENTS: Although the ensembles at Harvard College are intended for the participation and experience of undergraduates, the marching band currently has two graduate-student members. Playing/performing/coaching opportunities are available for qualified graduate students if a qualified undergraduate is not available. Contact Bethany Jenkins at email@example.com for more info on prospective graduate participation.
In any case, graduate students interested in doing more performing should contact Mark Olson (firstname.lastname@example.org; 617-496-2263) so that he knows of your experience and interest, as he is often called to recommend musicians for a variety of performance needs in the area.