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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 

  • 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 (new for 2017, Under Armor items), yours to keep, one time purchase for new members ($60 for jacket & pants, $10 for shirt, $10 for hat, $80 for ALL items).
    • 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.

How to Join 

  1. Fill-out the FALL 2017 INTENT TO PARTICIPATE FORM to ensure your spot and order uniform items.  
  2. "Like" our Facebook page
  3. Register for the official CMU marching band course.
  4. Plan on attending our short preseason camp starting 1 week before classes begin in the Fall.
  5. Communicate with your section leader (Leadership announced in May) with questions and to let them know you will be in their section. 

2017 Detailed Schedules (Camp, Rehearsals, & Performances)

Band Handbook


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