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Audition for the 2023 Cougar Marching Band!

Rise and shout, the Cougar Marching Band is looking for new members for the 2023 season! Auditions are accepted from April 15th through May 1st, 2023, but you may request materials and start preparing right now. Get started by filling out the Intent to Audition Form. After you fill out the form,…

Cougar Band Welcomes New Assistant Director

Brigham Young University Bands is pleased to announce Richard Bateman as the next Assistant Director of the Cougar Marching Band. Richard Bateman received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Brigham Young University and his Masters Degree from Utah State University. While at BYU, he was a drum major for the…

New BYU Bands’ Directors Announced

The Cougar Marching Band is excited to announce two new faculty members who will be joining the BYU Bands’ staff in Fall 2021: Dr. Shawn Smith and Prof. Nathan Seamons.  They are succeeding Director of Bands and former Cougar Band director, Dr. Donald Peterson (35 years) and Associate Director of…

Dan Batchelder Portrait

Passing of Dr. Dan Bachelder, Former Cougar Marching Band Director

We would like to honor former Cougar Marching Band Director Dan Bachelder, who passed away on January 16th, 2021 due to complications from COVID-19. At the core of his life was his passion for music, love of teaching, and devotion to expertise in trombone, euphonium, and ensemble performance. During his…

2021 Drum Majors Announcement

Congratulations to the 2021 Cougar Marching Band Drum Majors: Emi Ferderber, Ben Updike and Emily Rogers! Emi Ferderber from Homewood, AL Ben Updike from San Antonio, TX Emily Rogers from American Fork, UT

Peter Warner portrait

Cougar Band Welcomes New Assistant Director

The Cougar Marching Band is pleased to announce Peter Werner as the new Assistant Director. Fred McInnis, Director the BYU Cougar Marching Band, is pleased to welcome Peter Werner, as the new assistant director. Mr. Werner is also the Director of Bands at Centennial Middle School in Provo, Utah.  Under…

Drumline Featured in This Year’s Kickoff Video

The Cougar Marching Band Drumline joins with Provo’s American folk/pop band, The National Parks, to create a music video for the song, “I Can Feel It.” Watch the debut and BYUSN discussing the making of the video for the newest season of Countdown to Kickoff in the video below.

President Worthen Highlights the Cougar Band

President Kevin J. Worthen began his commencement speech for the 2018 April graduation ceremony by highlighting the Cougar Marching Band’s role in bringing BYU’s College Song back into relevance at Brigham Young University. Listen to President Worthen’s speech and hear the Cougar Marching Band singing the College Song here:

Watch the Marching Band’s 2015 Rocky Mountain Performance

Watch the BYU Cougar Marching Band’s exhibition performance from the 2015 Rocky Mountain Invitational held on Tuesday, October 13!  Featuring BYU’s Ballroom Dance Company.

View Pre-Game in 360°!

View the pre-game from BYU’s September 12th football game against Boise State in 360°!  Click and drag your cursor on the video to watch the show from all angles.


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