How to Join - Fall 2017 

Sign-ups for Retreat 2017 are now CLOSED.

The California Aggie Marching Band Fall 2017 Retreat will be held on September 18–20. Please note that fall quarter starts the following week. There is a gap between the end of retreat and move-in weekend. Some new members opt to return home after retreat and get their belongings before move-in, others stay in Davis and have family bring their dorm supplies up. While either of these options work, it's obviously much easier for Bay Area residents to head home afterwards. Southern California residents usually find it easier to stay, and upperbandsmen and section leaders are always happy to help new members find a place to stay should you want to.

The Joining Process - Fall 2017

To sign up for the retreat, fill out this form. This helps us get everyone's information in one place.

After signing up for the retreat via the Google form above, you'll be prompted within a week for further action steps:

  • Send in a freshman letter (short personal statement)
  • Send in a current photo
  • Register and pay online

Once you've completed those steps you'll be officially registered for the retreat. The 2017 letter and photo postmark date is September 1, but we collect them all summer, so send them in ASAP.

It can take up to a week for us to receive your letter and photo after they have been sent. Please keep in mind that we will confirm receipt upon arrival. Further instructions, including how to pay for Retreat, section leader contact info, timelines and additional info will be included.

Practice and Instrument Information

We rehearse every Monday night from 7–9 p.m. throughout the school year.

  • During our marching seasons, we hold marching rehearsals from 6–9 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. You are permitted to miss up to two hours of rehearsal per week, so don’t worry if you need to schedule a class during some of these times.

We maintain an instrument inventory, and can usually provide an instrument if needed.  If you have an instrument, you are encouraged to bring and play it.

  • Note that we maintain a larger inventory of uncommonly-owned instruments (mellophone, sousaphone) than commonly-owned instruments (trumpet, clarinet or alto saxophone).
  • The drum section is unusually full this year and we have a limited amount of percussion instruments. If you plan on joining on drums, there is a high possibility you may be asked to play another instrument. We are always in need of brass players (trombone, trumpet, sousaphone, baritone or mellophone).

If you have questions, please email the Band-uh! manager.

Campus Recreation Fee Waiver

Campus Recreation is excited to offer a fee waiver for students interested in participating in programming at any of our centers, made possible through a partnership with Amazon. Any current and active fee paying UC Davis student can apply for a fee waiver to enroll in classes at less than the usual cost. The application period for the fall quarter is currently open. More information can be found with the Campus Recreation Fee Waiver Application.