cal band needs your help
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with 196 days left, we've raised
of our 50,000 dollar goal
or read about our budget below

Cal band's annual budget

The Cal Band is one of few remaining student-run marching bands in the country. Our members run rehearsals, choose the songs we play, create the field shows we march, coordinate the trips we take, and promote our organization throughout the community. The success of the Cal Band depends upon the loyalty, devotion, and spirit of its members, who, unlike in other bands, do not receive academic credit or financial compensation for their involvement in the Band. Once people see the camaraderie among Cal Band members and the smiles on their faces after a performance, they soon realize that the bandsmen do not work for “nothing.”

In response to trying fiscal times, former Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer offered an additional $50,000 per year to the band for four years if we can match that figure in new donor contributions. We are currently in the third year of this exciting opportunity, which ends on June 30.

Please help us spread the word about this campaign. Every post, tweet, email, and conversation gets us a step closer to our goal.

We hope to update this page regularly. If you have any questions, please email

Thank you for your support and GO BEARS!