World Famous Towson University Marching Band is a contemporary corps
style university marching band that learns one half time show each
season. This enables us to include sophisticated
and current drill trends along with quality musical arrangements.
Membership is open to all Towson University students, including
non-music majors. No previous marching experience is necessary. The main
requirement to join the TUMB is a strong desire to be
part of an energized university marching band!
University has made a strong financial commitment to its marching band
in order to provide the best possible experience
for the students. The band has an extremely high-quality instructional
staff and solid student leadership organizations that function within
the band. The Towson University Marching Band is extremely proud to have
Yamaha Corporation as its corporate sponsor,
which means that all of the TUMB’s school-owned brass, woodwind, and
percussion instruments are Yamaha instruments. Towson is one of the
elite few marching ensembles throughout the country that has this
opportunity! Furthermore, ALL members of the TUMB receive
a $500 stipend with an opportunity of up to $1,000 for participation in
the fall semester. Additional stipends are also available in the spring
semester for Pep Band participation.
November 2009, the Towson University Marching Band enjoyed the most
public and prestigious performance of its history as
a participant in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The band was
selected out of approximately 200 applicants to perform for 3.5 million
people on the streets of New York City and more than 50 million people
watching from their TVs at home! It was this at
this event where we were given the title, “World Famous,” as this
internationally televised event debuted the band for the world.
of the 2013 season, the TUMB consists of approximately 240 students
including guard, electronic ensemble, and front ensemble
(pit percussion). Every year the band travels to Allentown, PA to
perform among several college marching bands of the East Coast. In
addition to travelling locally, the band had the incredible opportunity
of flying to Frisco, Texas for the FCS National Championship.
The Towson University Marching Band is under the direction of Mr John
For more information, visit the Marching Band main website: