A thriving musical ensemble that hypes up the student section at every game
The SMC Sports Band is a dedicated ensemble of musicians that perform at all men's and women's basketball home games, women's volleyball home games, select men's and women's soccer games as well as various on campus events. The band travels with the basketball teams to West Coast Conference and NCAA (when applicable) postseason tournaments. Outside of athletic events, the Sports Band performs at alumni and community events, including alumni pre-game parties and local festivals. Movie nights, beach days, picnics, and T-shirt decorating are all bonding events that the band sponsors in addition to its performances.
Sports Band is a member of the Associated Students of Saint Mary's College (ASSMC), and is required to have elected officers that report to the organization's board. The elected officers, along with the Band Director, determine how the band operates. Each year student officers help the Band Director organize the band at rehearsals and performances, schedule social activities, organize fundraisers and, along with the athletic department's marketing department, select music. The band's budget is funded by ASSMC as well as by the athletic department and through generous donations from parents, family, friends and alumni. The Sports Band is directed by Mitchell White (email@example.com) but is largely student run by an executive team.
Anyone of any musical ability can join the SMC Sports Band! Membership is open to all actively enrolled Saint Mary's College students with all skill levels and abilities. To submit an application to join the SMC Sports Band, please click HERE. Rehearsals take place at least twice a week for 60 minutes each. Instruments are available to be borrowed if necessary. Please feel free to reach out to the Sports Band President: Nick Kaye (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.