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Maverick Stampede


The Maverick Stampede is Colorado Mesa University's high-energy marching band formed in the fall 2012. This exciting opportunity is open to all CMU students. Due to high interest, demand, and popularity among past and future participants, membership in this ensemble expanded quickly to include over 155 members (Fall 2016).  The Maverick Stampede is proud to be known as CMU's largest student organization.

Benefits of Membership & How to Join

  • Early and free access to campus (and your dorm room) in the fall during our short preseason camp (Aug.14-18)
  • Tuesday & Thursday evening rehearsals, 6-9pm (Aug.22 - Oct. 28)
  • Rehearse in the Stampede's own custom rehearsal/meeting/storage complex (coming Fall 2017!)
  • Build relationships & be a part of CMU's largest student organization - GET INVOLVED!
  • Perform for large audiences at football games and band competitions
  • Get KINE credit (required for all majors) during your 1st year, then register for "zero" (free) credit
  • Very little cost 
    • casual warm-up uniform, yours to keep, one time purchase for new members.
      • stay tuned for new Under Armor items coming Fall 2017.
    • black marching band shoes ($30 only if needed, you might already have these from previous experience)
    • all other items (flip folder, music, large instruments) are provided at no cost

For more information about marching band specific scholarships, please click here.

Want to Join? Fill-out the FALL 2017 INTENT TO PARTICIPATE FORM (coming in February 2017) to ensure your spot.  Then "Like" our Facebook page and register for the official CMU marching band course when possible.  Plan on attending our short preseason camp starting 1 week before classes begin in the Fall, and keep in touch with your section leader.

2017 Detailed Schedules (Camp, Rehearsals, & Performances)

Band Handbook


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