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The San Diego State University Marching Aztecs is one of the premiere marching bands in the west. Renowned for its musicality, pageantry, and commitment to excellence, this highly respected campus organization performs in Qualcomm Stadium at all SDSU home football games, as well as National Football League games, high school band tournaments, and other campus and community events. The Marching Aztecs enter the public arena as ambassadors of SDSU’s standards of excellence; the sights and sounds identifying an obvious focal point of Aztec pride and spirit. Members of the Marching Aztecs represent over 30 academic majors and hail from a wide variety of locales.
Membership in the Marching Aztecs requires competency in basic levels of musicianship and marching. While the SDSU Drumline and Colorguard do hold “placement auditions” (see schedule page), there are no auditions required for the Marching Aztecs winds. ALL Marching Aztecs wind, percussion, colorguard, and dance team members receive a stipend at the end of the marching season (provided minimum attendance and participation standards are met). Stipend amount is based on Marching Band enrollment; we anticipate that current season stipend will be in the $200 to $300 range. Rehearsals are held from 4pm to 5:50pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, in the fall semester only.
You do not need to be a matriculated SDSU student to march with us. Musicians, Colorguard, and Dance Team members who are not current SDSU students are required enroll in the Marching Band course (2 units) through the College of Extended Studies at a GREATLY reduced course rate. Non-matriculated SDSU students who enroll through Extended Studies are also available for the $200+ stipend, which covers the enrollment fee. So, we are paying YOU to march! The following link will direct you to the Marching Band Extended Studies enrollment page. “Click HERE to access the Extended Studies enrollment page. ” (Note; if you are currently enrolled in 6+ units at a jr. college, and have been at that campus for over one semester/term, you may be eligible for the CSU Cross Enrollment program, and a greatly reduced course registration fee for the Marching Aztecs. Please contact your section leader or the SDSU Athletic Bands for more information.)
For more information on the Marching Aztecs, or should you have any questions about the Marching Aztecs or any of the University Bands, please click here “Membership Info”
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View/Download the Aztec Fire: 2016 Marching Aztecs Newsletter and Course Syllabus
”...we are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams…”
REHEARSALS Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 4:00 - 5:50pm (fall semester only)
Full or part-time SDSU Students should enroll in the 175 Marching Band course (freshman and sophomores) or the 375 course (juniors, seniors, graduate students). NOTE: you are only able to enroll in a maximum of 17 units during the regular registration period. If you are taking more than 17 units in academic courses, you will be able to obtain an add code after school starts to get enroll.
Non-SDSU students can enroll at this time through the College of Extended Studies for a reduced price of $100 per unit (2 unit course).
(Note; if you are currently enrolled in 6+ units at a jr. college, and have been at that campus for over one semester/term, you may be eligible for the CSU Cross Enrollment program, and a greatly reduced course registration fee for the Marching Aztecs. Please contact your section leader or the SDSU Athletic Bands for more information.)