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No audition is required for students wishing to perform on woodwind instruments, brass instruments, pit ensemble, or for the colorguard. Drumline audition information can be accessed via the drumline page - see button below. 

All other instrument specific information will be shared after members are onboarded via email. If you have questions, please email Mr. Bajorek - [email protected]



Submit a Stampede Scholarship Application

Thanks to the generosity of the CMU Associated Student Government, and the hard work of former marching members,the Maverick Stampede has a generous scholarship program for students based on audition and service. A limited number of scholarships are available for students who meet the audition criteria and/or provide service in some way to the CMU Bands. A student does not have to audition to be a member of the Maverick Stampede. However, to receive a scholarship, a student must audition using this form.

CMU Bands Scholarship Pathways: 

Most students who recieve a scholarship do so through one of these pathways. 

  • Acceptance into the Rowdy Brass Band: auditions for RBB are held each spring semester and provide an opportunity for students to earn a the highest scholarship award amount among CMU Band offerings.
  • Acceptance into the CMU Bands Leadership Team: applications for the Leadership Team occur each spring for students who have marched for at least year with the Maverick Stampede. 
  • Stampede Scholarship: All new and returning members who wish to be considered for a Stampede Scholarship must audition using this form. Note: music majors need not audition for a Stampede Scholarship; their audition and acceptance into the music department supplants this requirement.  

    If you are confused or have questions regarding becoming a member of the Maverick Stampede, contact director, Andrew Bajorek - [email protected].