Titan Thunder Marching Band

NEW Fall 2022

Hit the field (and the road) next fall on the 100th anniversary of marching bands at UWO. Join on piccolo, clarinet, alto and tenor saxophone, trumpet, mellophone, trombone, baritone, sousaphone, marching percussion, color guard and baton.

Marching band in college is a valuable experience that connects you to a great group of friends, fun trips and an opportunity to flex your creative muscles and take a break from academia. While it’s hard work, marching band can also help your career.

Never marched before? We’ll teach you.

Not a music major? No worries. The Titan Thunder Marching band will be open to all UW Oshkosh students from all three campuses.

Worried about the time commitment?
We know a student’s first priority is their studies. The marching band schedule is designed to be achievable for all UWO students.

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 Prospective members are invited to connect with Joseph Scheivert, Director of the Athletic Bands for more information.

Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022
Drum Majors and Section Leaders 

Friday, Mar 4, 2022
All band members

Students will have many opportunities for leadership.

New students must attend University orientation before camp begins. Students accepted into the Marching Band will be notified when they can register for MUSIC 156 to participate.

The marching band season will officially begin with an inaugural training camp that begins for student leadership on August 22 and ends on Labor Day weekend.

When fall semester classes begin, the band will meet MWF afternoons (4:30-6:15 pm.) and T  (7-9 p.m.) and Saturday mornings before all home football games. The rehearsals will avoid conflicts with most classes and allow resident hall students ample time to attend evening meals.

The marching band schedule is designed to be achievable for all UWO students.

In addition to Titan football home games, the Titan Thunder Marching Band will perform as the featured collegiate group on campus and select travel opportunities around the state. 

The Titan Thunder Marching Band will perform a few different halftime shows throughout the season to entertain our fans and provide our fans with a variety of performance opportunities.

Do I need to have experience or know how to march? No. experience is necessary! We’ll teach you how to march and/or play an instrument.

Can I borrow an instrument?
Yes. University-owned instruments and equipment will be provide for students in all sections of the Titan Thunder Marching Band.

Do I need to be a music major?
No. While there are often music majors in a marching band it isn’t required to join. Students are invited to just come out and make friends with people in your major and beyond.

Can I also be in other music ensembles?
Yes. You are welcome to perform in as many ensembles as you wish, including the Bolt Pep Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensembles and other instrumental and choral offerings in the Department of Music.

Can I earn credit for Marching Band?
Yes. Marching band can be taken for either 0 credit or 1 credit.

How do I learn more? You can either fill out the band interest form or connect with Joseph Scheivert. 


Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022
Drum Majors and Section Leaders 

Friday, Mar. 4, 2022
All band members


  • 16 Piccolos  
  • 16 Clarinets
  • 16 Alto Saxophones  
  • 8 Tenor Saxophones 
  • 36 Trumpets
  • 12 Mellophones 
  • 18 Trombones 
  • 12 Baritones 
  • 12 Sousaphones
  • 34 Drumline: 11SD, 5TD, 7BD, 11CY 
  • 24 Color Guard 
  • 12 Twirlers 
  •  1 Drum Major 

Non-performing support roles to be announced in late Spring 2022

Joseph Scheivert

Director of Athletic Bands
Arts and Communication Building  N118