The Mercer Band Family!


Who we are...

  • One of the finest collegiate athletic bands in the Southeast, entertaining thousands at home and away every year. 
  • We embody school spirit and what it means to be a part of Bear Nation!


Who can join…

  • Marching band members participate in the following sections:
    • Piccolo/Flute
    • Clarinet
    • Saxophone
    • Trumpet
    • Mellophone
    • Trombone
    • Baritone
    • Tuba
    • Drumline
    • Front Ensemble 
    • Colorguard
    • Majorette
  • There are NO auditions to be a part of the marching band or pep band


What about my major? And what about my grades?

  • Over 90% of the marching and pep band members are majoring in something other than music!
  • Membership includes mostly undergraduate students, but include graduate students as well
  • Concerned about grades? Members of the athletic bands maintain some of the highest GPAs on campus!
  • Many band members also actively participate in many other clubs, Greek life, and student employment as well.


Do I have time?

  • YES! We typically only rehearse two night a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00pm-9:00pm). If there is a home football game, we may rehearse on Friday evening. 


Is there a summer band camp? How do I sign up?

  • Yes, there is a short Band Camp that takes place about a week and a half before classes begin. 
  • If you live on campus, you will be able to move in early, and beat all of the traffic! 
  • Once you move in and camp begins, everything will be provided, including all meals for the week, as well as fun activities, including bowling, laser tag, and much more!
  • If you are unsure about participating, band camp is a wonderful time to experience what the Mercer Band environment is all about. There is no obligation or costs if you decide not to join after band camp.
  • Students can sign up by filling out the Band Interest Form (link included on this page) or by contacting the director directly. 


Camp Dates:

  • Percussion, Colorguard, Majorettes – Move-In on Wednesday, August 5th, 2020
  • Wind Players – Move-In on Friday, August 7th, 2020
  • Full Band Camp- August 8th-14th
  • Bear Beginnings Performance- Saturday, August 15th, 2020


Reasons to join…

  • Make tons of friends before the first day of school!
  • Travel all over the country representing Mercer University!
  • Perform great music in front of crowds of thousands every week!
  • Maintain your skills and keep up a life-long hobby


How much does it cost?

  • Band members are only responsible for acquiring some personal attire (ie. Marching shoes if you do not already own them, band polo)
  • Travel, meals, equipment, uniform cleaning, music, and most everything else is provided throughout the season! 
  • There is NO fundraising involved!


Are there scholarships?

  • YES! Starting next year, there will be a few different types of scholarships available. Please contact the director for more information.


Director Contact: