Join the Marching Band

Band members at a halftime performance

Registration is Open!


Registration for Fall 2021 UC Davis Marching Band is now open! We're looking forward to having you in the marching band for our return to an entirely in-person season this fall starting with our preseason retreat (band camp) September 7th through 11th.

The UCDMB proudly welcomes new members of all experience levels. Whether you're a seasoned player or you've always wanted to play in the most spirited organization on campus, we've got a place for you! We offer lessons and mentorship to students who are learning an instrument for the first time.

If you are ready to register, instructions are below. If you have questions to ask before registering, please fill out our interest form.

Preseason Retreat

New members coming to UC Davis for Fall Quarter should plan to attend our preseason retreat (band camp). This year's retreat dates are September 7-11. Our retreat will take place on the beautiful UC Davis campus.

Registration for retreat closes July 1st, so register now and save yourself a spot!

See our Preseason Retreat page for more information.


UCDMB Membership ($87.59) helps cover the cost of:

  • Your full informal uniform (hat, shirt, jacket, sunglasses) for new members
  • Transportation to all major events (Away football games, SF Chinese New Year Parade, conference basketball playoffs)
  • Dry cleaning for your full dress uniform
  • Printed music folder
  • Instrument rental

There is an additional fee ($301.33) for those who wish to utilize on-campus housing for retreat. This covers room and board for all 4 nights of the UCDMB preseason retreat.

The Campus Recreation Fee Waiver program is available to help offset or cover the cost of participation in Campus Recreation activities including the UC Davis Marching Band. If using the Campus Recreation Fee Waiver program, the application must be submitted and approved before paying for registration. This program will not reimburse for fees already paid.

To register for membership in the UC Davis Marching Band:

  1. Go to the Campus Recreation membership portal.
  2. Log in using your Kerberos ID (current students) or create an account (incoming first year students).
  3. Select "Marching Band Fall Registration"
  4. Follow the prompts to check out.
  5. If you will be staying on campus for the preseason retreat, continue to step 6.
  6. Go to the Campus Recreation program portal.
  7. Select "UC Davis Login" (current students) and enter your Kerberos ID, or select "Other Patrons" (incoming first year students) and enter the login information you created while registering.
  8. Select "'21 Marching Band Fall Retreat Housing (Band Camp)." If you have trouble finding it, make sure "Marching Band" is selected under Classification and "Summer Session I 2021" is selected under Terms.
  9. Follow the prompts to check out.

Housing After Band Camp

We are thrilled to be able to work with Conference Housing this year to be able to offer students housing between band camp and fall move-ins. Please see the information below if you need to apply for on campus housing for the 4 days between band camp and fall move-ins.

STUDENTS WITH CONFIRMED RESIDENCE HALL HOUSING FOR FALL 2021if you are participating in band retreat and need Interim Housing from September 11 to September 15. 

The Interim Housing program is not eligible for the Campus Recreation Fee Waiver.

2021-2022 UC Davis Marching Band Interest Form