Bulldog Stadium hosts Sierra Cup Classic band competition

A Bulldog Marching band flute player is in focus with other band brass players blurred in the background as they perform in a stadium.

The best high school marching bands will once again descend on Fresno State as California’s premier competitive high school marching band experience returns live and in-person. The “Sierra Cup Classic” competition runs from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 at Bulldog Stadium.

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#TBT The 2017 Bulldog Marching Band Prepares for the Season

#TBT Throwback Thursday - Image of a Bulldog Marching Band Member in uniform holding his fist up.

In normal times, for a couple of weeks leading up to the start of the Fall semester, the buildings’ empty halls begin to come alive as the Bulldog Marching Band assembles for their annual Band Camp. The sounds of drums reverberate off walls around the campus as student musicians prepare to entertain during the back to school festivities and ensuing football season.

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#TBT College of Arts and Humanities Student Stories

Kelsi Stieler, Kaylee Gutierrez, and Kristin Bonillas; Jen Rhodes; Kelvin Diaz

These extraordinary students in the College of Arts and Humanities have followed their passions to find the right mentor, overcome obstacles, and collaborate with each other to teach children how to make the world a better place. Here are three stories that will make you proud to be a Bulldog!

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Fall tradition returns with ‘Band Spectacular’ concert

Fresno State Marching Band (Photo by Cary Edmondson)

The Fresno State Jazz Orchestra, Fresno State Wind Orchestra, and Bulldog Marching Band combine for the “Band Spectacular” at 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19th at the Fresno State Concert Hall. The fall tradition continues as three of Fresno State’s finest ensembles unite for an evening of music both inside the Concert Hall and on the […]

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Bulldog Marching band partners with Yamaha for percussion instruments

Fresno State Marching Band Percussion section

The Fresno State Bulldog Marching Band announced it will perform exclusively on Yamaha percussion instruments as part of an agreement with the world’s largest manufacturer of musical instruments. As part of the partnership, Yamaha will also provide teaching instruments to music education students. Yamaha equipped the 220-member Bulldog Marching Band with 9300 Series snare drums, 8300 Series multi-toms and bass drums […]

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Bulldog Marching Band helps build excitement, on and off the field

Bulldog Marching Band

The dedicated students who perform in the Bulldog Marching Band come from various backgrounds, representing nearly every academic major on campus. Participation is extra-curricular, with students committing six to eight hours of practice each week – in addition to their class work, performance and travel time. To recruit and retain the most talented students, scholarships are critical.

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