Be a part of the FIRST Band Day at Canvas Stadium!

Jul 13, 2023 | Member News

Greetings from the beautiful campus of Colorado State University!


We are excited to announce an incredible opportunity for high school band students all over Colorado and its neighbors.  This Fall, the Colorado State Marching Band, in conjunction with CSU Athletics, will be hosting its Inaugural Band Day at the CSU vs Utah Tech game on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.   As the Director of the Colorado State Marching Band, I would like to personally invite you and your students to join us.  This is an opportunity for your students to participate in a college game day experience that is complete with an on field performance alongside the CSU Marching Band in front of thousands of Ram Fans in Canvas Stadium – No prior marching experience required!  


We are partnering with CSU Athletics to provide a full day experience for you and your students that includes discounted tickets to the CSU vs Utah Tech game, a T-Shirt for participants, a full rehearsal on the field in Canvas Stadium with the CSU MB, front row view of the Ram Walk Pep Rally and Parade, and of course a half-time performance with the CSU MB.


2023 Band Day Schedule:


10:00 a.m. – On-site Registration and Rehearsal at Canvas Stadium

1:00 p.m.– Store instruments/equipment in secure location (Provided), change as needed into performance attire

2:00 p.m. – Move to Intramural Fields to observe Ram Walk Pep Rally and Parade – Lunch on your own (a list of on-site options to be provided)

4:15 p.m. – Enter stadium via spectator gates with ticket

4:40 p.m. – Watch CSU MB Pre-Game performance

Start of 2nd quarter – Move to band tunnel (NE Corner of Canvas)

Halftime – Performance with the CSU Marching Band!

After Halftime – stay for the Rams’ Win! and post-game concert by the CSU Marching Band


Participating Students will receive an event T-Shirt that they will wear as their on-field performance attire.

Participating students will need to provide their own instrument/equipment and any other items (Flip-folder, lyre, sticks, etc.) they need for performance.


Participating directors will receive a free ticket to the game.


Each participating school (even if there is only 1 student attending) must have at least one parent/director/chaperone present for the full day.  This person will be the responsible party for those students and will need their own ticket to the game (free for directors). Parents/families are invited to attend and can receive the same ticket discount as participating students in the same seating block.


How to Purchase Event Experience:

Call Nick Fiorentino at 970-491-8972 at the CSU Ticket Office or purchase online HERE and enter promo code BAND23.


CSU Contacts: 

For questions about tickets and event registration:

Nick Fiorentino – [email protected] , 970-491-8972

Sarah Hannon – [email protected], 574-904-1846


For Questions about band rehearsal and performance logistics:

Meghan Taylor – CSU Bands – [email protected], 970-491-2760