Old Band Picture

About the Band

Land Acknowledgement and Diversity Statement

We would like to acknowledge the land on which we are gathered. For thousands of years, this land has been the home of Patwin people. Today, there are three federally recognized Patwin tribes: Cachil DeHe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community, Kletsel Dehe Wintun Nation, and Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation. Learn more


Vision Statement

We are committed to providing an inclusive environment to support UC Davis and its community through entertainment and the embodiment of Aggie Pride.


Mission Statement

The band is a volunteer organization that exists to serve, promote and represent the UC Davis community by striving for excellence in musical performance. Our mission is to cultivate a welcoming space for student well being, growth and development while embracing diversity and individuality.


Values Statement

  • Welcoming
  • Integrity
  • Passion
  • Individuality
  • Spirit
  • Voluntary
  • Unique
  • Student Centric
  • Musicality
  • Responsibility


UC Davis Marching Band Leadership

​Director: Dr. Garrett Rigsby

Phone:  530-752-9239

Email: garigsby@ucdavis.edu

Coordinator: Brad Sparks

Phone:  530-754-2253

Email: besparks@ucdavis.edu


The 2020 Marching Band Student Staff

Student Manager: James Klipfel

Student Director:

Drum Major: Nina "Nines" Jorgensen

History and Publicity Manager:

Instrument Manager: Sara Hobson

Uniform Manager: Daniel Fernandez

Librarian: Micah Gruenwald

Stunts Coordinator: Mitchell Tran

The 2020 Marching Band Section Leaders:

Flutes: Rodolfo Murguia and Sophia Zertuche

Clarinets: Matthew Amezola and Astrid Donis

Alto Saxophones: Serena Onate and Andrew Silverstein

Tenor Saxophones: Lorenzo Madrigal

Baritax: Pedro Arambro and Quinn McMichael

Trumpets: Natalie Six and Viswathish "V" Dinesh

Mellophones: Carmen Ced 

Trombones: JP Aquino and Andres Contreras

Sousaphones: Kenneth Richey and Claire Inouye

Drums: Miriam Lewis and Morgan Stanley