Frequently Asked Questions
DRUMLINE: Please download the Marching Percussion Handbook here.
No. The Spirit of Stony Brook consists of more than fifty unique academic majors; in fact, the band typically consists of 10 or less music majors.
Membership is open to all Stony Brook University students. In order to become a member, you must first fill out our application (Fall 2020 will be available soon). The band will be announced on August 1st, 2020. Band members must register for MUS 268 (1 credit) on Stony Brook's SOLAR system. Marching Band and Pep Band are each one-credit letter-graded courses.
The band rehearses twice per week, on Mondays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and Fridays from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, in preparation for all home football games on select Saturdays in the Fall. The pep band performs at all home volleyball and basketball games in Island Federal Arena. All rehearsals and performances are mandatory unless otherwise specified.
Woodwinds, Brass, Marching Percussion, and Color Guard must provide their own: crew-length black socks, black dress pants (no jeans or leggings), and black shorts (non-athletic). Members will purchase marching shoes from the band. Additionally, Color Guard members must provide a spaghetti-strap black leotard and black stockings.
Woodwind and Brass players must provide their own appropriate lyre, if needed and as necessary.
A full compliment of Spirit of Stony Brook gear will be provided, including: band polo, backpack, band t-shirts, baseball cap, and water jug.
University-owned instruments will be provided to Mellophones, Baritones/Euphoniums, Sousaphones, and Marching Percussion. This includes equipment for Color Guard memebers.
Click here for information about the Wind Ensemble (Concert Band) and click here for information about SB Live (Jazz Band).
If your questions were not answered here, please feel free to contact us for more information.