Fueled by Fire. Powered by Pride.
The San Diego State University Marching Aztecs is one of the premier marching bands in the west. Renowned for its musicality, pageantry, and commitment to excellence, this highly respected campus organization performs all SDSU home football games, as well high performing at local 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, Colorguard, Twirlers, and Dance Team 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 $250 range. Rehearsals are held from 4pm to 5:50pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, in the fall semester only.
NOTE REGARDING 2021 BAND - the SDSU Athletic Department is committed to sending a full Band (and Spirit Squads) to our “home” games, which will be played this year at Dignity Health Sport Park in Carson, CA, 115 miles north of SDSU. We’ll be bussing up each game day and returning post game. There will be meals provided. We are currently tracking all state, local, and institutional guidelines regarding Covid-19 safety, and will provide frequent updates to all marching members.
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! Enrollment information and a link will be available in early August 2020. (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”
If you intend on marching with us in the fall, please click here “Intent To Participate Form”
View the Athletic Bands Calendar.
View/Download the Course Syllabus / Grading and Attendance Policy
”...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).
Click the link below for Fall 2017 Extended Studies course enrollment (mandatory for all non-SDSU students).
(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.)
If you have ANY questions about the Marching Aztecs or any of the Athletic Bands please click here to email us!