Early St. Patrick’s Day morning, about 100 members of the Fresno State Bulldog Marching Band will take to the streets in Dublin, Ireland, to perform at the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade as part of the Mountain West Conference All Star Band. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin on Friday, March 17, is one of the […]
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.
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.
As Fresno State rolls out their crowdfunding platform, three areas in the College of Arts and Humanities look to raise funds for scholarships, student travel and preserving local history. The campaigns end on Oct. 31.
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.