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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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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