Dartmouth College Marching Band

Dartmouth College Marching Band

As the Ivy League's oldest “scatter band,” this spirited ensemble celebrates Dartmouth sporting events and home game victories.

Not your high school marching band, the Dartmouth College Marching Band celebrates the Ivy League tradition of “scatter bands”: the band marches onto the field, then “scatters” into formations while a member reads from a student-written script. The band is an integral part of many Dartmouth sporting events including football, basketball, hockey and rugby.

Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays, 4 to 6 pm, in Hartman Rehearsal Room.

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Brian Messier named new director of Marching Band!

Prof. Brian Messier’s research on audience attraction, engagement, and retention has resulted in his participation in the New Audiences and Innovative Practices program in Iceland; guest speaking engagements in Minnesota and the Netherlands; and his appointment to the College Band Director’s National Association committee for the advancement of wind music in our culture. Messier is also Artistic Director of The Valley Winds (www.thevalleywinds.org). Messier is in high demand as a clinician and guest conductor, and specializes in integrating collaborative practice and innovative techniques into the large ensemble setting.

Go Big Green!

Dartmouth College Marching Band

In the winter, DCMB becomes a pep band

Dartmouth College Marching Band

Band members hold a weekly parade during football season

Dartmouth College Marching Band

“Hey Baby” is one of the band’s favorite pieces

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