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The Maverick Stampede is Colorado Mesa University's high-energy marching band. This exciting opportunity is open to all CMU students, and is proud to be known as CMU's largest student organization.

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Benefits of Membership

  • Excellence - perform for large audiences at football games and competitions
  • Pride - one of CMU's most respected campus-wide groups 
  • Family - build relationships & be a part of CMU's largest organization - GET INVOLVED!
  • Access - early and free access to campus (and your dorm room) in the fall during our short preseason camp (1 week before Fall Term)
  • SeasonSHORT & EASY (likely less than most HS marching bands) 
    • above link includes link to details about required preseason camp (1 week prior to Fall term start)
  • Rehearsals - Tuesday & Thursday evening rehearsals, 5:30-8:30pm (mid-Aug. - Oct.)
  • Facilities - custom rehearsal/meeting/storage facility (private turf field and more!)
  • Easy Credit - KINE Credit (required for all majors) during 1st year, then "zero" (free) credit after
  • Cost - very little! 
    • All Maverick Stampede members are required to have a few casual uniform items for use at various performances throughout the season. These items are purchased in bulk at greatly reduced prices (sometimes as much as 60% off retail value). It is required for members to then purchase these items (at this discounted rate) from the band. These items then become theirs to also wear and use as they please. Items typically include a shirt ($15-$20) and a hat ($15-$20), but in some seasons also include a warm-up style jacket and pants (aprox. $30 each). Depending on the season and a needed change in warm-up attire, ALL members (not just rookies) should be ready to purchase these required items, thus listing appropriate sizes in their registration for ordering purposes. In most years, returning/veteran band members will not need to purchase anything. The purchase price of each item will be automatically deducted from the student's CMU account in the beginning of the fall season. Every effort is made to keep costs as low as possible for new and continuing members.  
    • black marching band performance shoes ($30 only if needed - ie Dinkles or Drillmasters, you might already have these)
    • all other items (flip folder, music, large instruments) provided at no cost

Visit the How to Join webpage for more information on auditions, scholarships, and FAQ.

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