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The Auburn University Marching Band

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Some other institutions need to give descriptive names to their bands in order to praise them.  The quality of the music, the precision of its drills, and the fine image that it portrays have made it unnecessary for us to say more than, "This is the Auburn University Band." -Former Auburn President, Dr. Harry Philpott

For nearly a century, the Auburn University Marching Band has captivated audiences across the nation with spectacular performances. Whether marching before the home crowd or away, the Auburn Band has attained a position of national distinction and a reputation for excellence second to none.

Band members are chosen by audition, and represent virtually every school and curriculum on the Auburn campus. About 75 of the 330 members are music majors preparing for careers as performers or teachers. The band includes members from over twenty states as well as throughout Alabama.

The Auburn Band is housed in Goodwin Hall, a building made possible through the generosity of the James W. Goodwin Family of Birmingham. Outdoors, the band practices on Wilbur "Bodie" Hinton field, one of the finest outdoor band rehearsal facilities in the country.

Throughout its history, one of the primary goals of the Auburn University Marching Band has been to foster the Auburn Spirit. With more than thirty performances and exhibitions starting from early fall and extending through the bowl season, the Auburn Band does exactly that.