University of Delaware
Fightin’ Blue Hen Marching Band

Brass & Woodwind

Between 220-240 members of the band are brass and woodwind players.

Auditions at the summer UDMB Orientation day is required for those wishing to become part of these sections.

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The percussion sections consist of a large corps–sized battery (7–9 snares, 4–5 tenors, 6 bass, 12–14 cymbals) and a full front ensemble (14 percussion, bass guitar).

Auditions for placement in this section occurs the first two days of Band Camp.

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Colorguard & Twirlers

The colorguard consists of 36 – 42 members utilizing flags, rifles and sabers, as well as non-traditional equipment.

The Golden Girls are highly advanced twirlers who must use 2 batons (3 are preferred).

Auditions for placement in these sections occurs each spring.

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General information about the band, scholarship availability, course credit and more.

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Fast Facts

  • Scholarships are available.
  • Over 300 members in the UDMB.
  • 80% of members are non–music majors.
  • Students receive academic credit.
  • 8–10 Regular Season Performances.
  • UD Football Post–Season.
  • Open to all full–time UD students.