The University of California
Marching Band

As of August 2018, we are only recruiting Snare Drum players. Our audition deadline for every other instrument was July 13th, which is a hard deadline. We cannot make exceptions for any other instrument at this time. If you would still like to be involved in music, our band director Matt Sadowski offers Music 142, and our next audition cycle opens in April 2019.

Each fall semester, the Cal Band looks for motivated new and continuing UC Berkeley students to join and perform. If you think you’d be interested in joining, or if you’d like more specific information, please fill out an interest form. We’ll pair you up with a current member who will be able to answer your questions and guide you through the process.

You can find instructions for submitting audition recordings by clicking here, and you can learn more about the process and what opportunities that band holds for students through the links below.

To maintain membership in the Band, you must be a registered student at the University planning on attending classes in the Fall semester. We do not have exceptions to this rule. We advise high school students with questions about the band to wait until they are accepted into the University to contact us. For further inquiries on recruiting, you can contact our Recruiting Coordinators at at any time if you have any specific questions.

Go Bears!