Athletic Bands

Athletic Bands at Colorado Mesa University consist of three ensembles: the Maverick Stampede (includes CMU Drumline), the Maverick Sound, and the Rowdy Brass Band. For more information on each, please click on the logo below.

Stampede Logo

Photo of Stampede in line

Maverick Sound Logo

Photo of Maverick Sound

Rowdy Brass Band Logo

Rowdy Brass Band

Maverick Stampede

  • Early and free access to your dorm during our short preseason camp (1 week before Fall Term)
  • Tuesday & Thursday evening rehearsals, 5:30-8:30pm (1st half of Fall Term)
  • Rehearse in the Stampede's own custom rehearsal/meeting/storage complex
  • 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
  • Scholarships available

For more details about membership benefits of the Maverick Stampede, please click here

Maverick Sound

  • A high-energy pep band that performs for indoor athletic events during the beginning of the spring term
  • Open to students who play Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone (all types), Trumpet, Mellophone, Trombone, Baritone, Sousaphone, E-Bass, E-Keyboard, & Drumset

 Rowdy Brass Band

  • An elite “ambassador” ensemble designed to train a 21st Century musician/student
  • Serves as the core of the Maverick Sound
  • Members are treated and paid like professional musicians (LARGE SCHOLARSHIP)
  • One-on-a-part chamber ensemble modeled after groups like Disney’s “All-American Band"
  • By audition only

2012 Stampede

The creation of the Maverick Stampede has represented an extraordinary partnership between the community and the university. The Maverick Stampede was founded in the Fall of 2012 and is the core of the CMU Athletic Band lineup. The Maverick Stampede officially took the field in Fall 2013. This group has seen rapid growth in size and strength reaching a membership of over 155 students in 2016 and is proud to be CMU’s largest student organization. The band is open to all CMU students. The Maverick Stampede is led by Dr. Jonathan Hinkle, who has built the band from the ground up. 

The band's rapid growth led to the development of the new "Stampede Center." This brand new facility is the new home for the Maverick Stampede. This custom rehearsal space includes a dedicated turf field along with a storage facility and meeting center that includes an observation tower. 

Stampede Center

Thank you for supporting the Maverick Stampede and the 150+ hard working CMU students of the Western Slopes's largest marching band in our first ever crowd sourcing campaign!
For further ways to support the band, please contact Dr. Jonathan Hinkle


Membership Spotlight

Tori Welch, Trumpet Section Leader

Tori Welch, Trumpet Section Leader

I am a senior at CMU and am in the process of completing a music education degree. I have been involved with the Rowdy Brass Band, Wind symphony, Orchestra, Maverick Stampede and Maverick Sound in my time so far at CMU, and starting in August I will be preparing for a senior recital (which will hopefully take place in April!!) I started music in 5th grade on violin but switched to trumpet in 6th and I’ve been in love with it ever since. This will be my second year as trumpet section leader for the Stampede and I’m super excited to start my senior year! In the future I would like to either teach middle or high school band, either here in the valley or back in my hometown. In my free time I like to watch Netflix, hang out with my friends, and watch drum corps shows on YouTube.

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CMU Band Day Info

Spend the final home game day with the Maverick Stampede! This is a free and fun event, and both students and directors enter the game free of charge. 

Registration Form

Info Flyer

Music Download

  1. Daft Punk Medley
  2. Pretty Fly
  3. Kool-Aid
  4. Go Mavs, Go!
  5. Jam
  6. CMU Fight Song