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Holy Cross Bands

Whether performing in world-class concert halls or historic athletic venues, the Holy Cross Bands are committed to serving and engaging the campus community with quality music, talented musicians, and creating memorable experiences. 

The first band at Holy Cross was founded in 1845, as the “College Brass Band.” Since our inception, bands at Holy Cross have grown to include the Goodtime Marching Band, Holy Cross Pep Band, and our newest academic ensemble, the Holy Cross Wind Ensemble. Additionally, we support the Department of Music, Holy Cross Jazz Ensemble, Holy Cross community, Athletics, and offer exploratory programs for true beginners including our spring drumline clinic. Individual lessons can be taken for those who participate in our ensembles as well.

We are actively seeking new members to participate in our programs and ensembles. Members of Holy Cross Bands participate in an inclusive and safe environment where all are welcomed and valued. This is manifest through our commitment to upholding the highest standards both academically and musically — while having tons of fun!

For more information, please email If you possess performance experience on a wind, brass, percussion, or electronic instrument, we would love to welcome you to our “family.” Holy Cross Bands is part of the Division of Student Affairs.

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