The California Aggie Marching Band is in the process of raising funds for immediate uses, as well as an endowment to ensure financial stability in the future. As an organization that prides itself on tradition, we continue to attend games during football and basketball season, home or away. Over the past few years with the athletic department's success, and the move to Division I sports, these games have been scheduled at farther locations than ever before.
The cost of being a university marching band that fully supports an NCAA Division I Athletics program is extreemely high, with some of these costs being paid for by current bandsmen. Although institutional funding covers the additional program costs, reductions in funding will result in fewer opportunities for current and future bandsmen. Some other significant issues include:
- California Aggie Marching Band membership is high at 275 members in 2017-18. We need to acquire more musical instruments, as well as replace the many instruments that have been in service for over 20 years.
- We need to be able to maintain and repair musical instruments and equipment used with the band. These costs are higher due to the age of the current instrument inventory.
- We are scheduled to purchase new uniforms for the band in two-three years. To field a band of 200 performers, it would cost over $381,100.00 to properly outfit the band for performance.
If you would like to support the band and make a contribution, please click here. Direct Donations and contributions to the Endowment Fund are both fully tax-deductible.
Cal Aggie Marching Band Endowment
The Cal Aggie Marching Band Endowment is a perpetual fund, managed by the UC Davis Foundation for the exclusive benefit of California Agie Marching Band. Each year, a portion of the income generated by the fund is distributed to the band for unrestricted use as necessary. Donations to the endowment promote the long-term financial stability and growth of the band. If you would like to support the band and make a contribution, please click here.
Jonathan Cody Youngs Memorial Award
Jonathan Cody Youngs ’13 is remembered by many as the spirited drum major of the Cal Aggie marching band. To honor his legacy, the Johnathan Youngs Memorial Award has been established to provide annual stipends to California Aggie Marching Band-uh seniors who hold a leadership position of Band Manager, Student Director, or Drum Major. In keeping with Jonathan’s legacy, the recipient(s) of this award shall embody exemplary leadership, commitment, honor, work ethic, and respect for the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh, its participants and alumni, and for UC Davis.
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Your donations to the California Aggie Marching Band will go a long way in helping to meet the monetary needs of our organization. Online donations are prefered, as they enter the same accounts but are done automatically, but donations in the form of a check can be sent to:
California Aggie Marching Band
One Shields Avenue,232 ARC
Davis, CA 95616
Please make checks out to UC Regents with CAMB or Band-uh in the memo, for more information, contact the band.
“You may come to band with the desire the play music, make friends, and be a part of the most spirited student organization on campus. But what you end up with is so much more than just that. By the time you leave, you've got greater pride and confidence in yourself, leadership skills you didn't know you had, the feeling that you worked hard and played hard, and a much louder projecting voice. You instantly have an incredibly diverse community of over 200 people that care about you and want to support you. Plus, you get to travel, support athletics, and play some rockin' tunes. Truly, my experience in band has made my college experience what it is and I could not be any happier.”
Claire Woolf, Alto Saxophone
“Before I joined the Band-uh my sophomore year, I would go to sporting events just to see the Band-uh play. Every time I saw them, they would make me so happy. Even biking by the Band-uh during marching practice or seeing them marching to the Picnic Day rehearsal spot would make my day. The decision to join the Band-uh has been one of the best decisions I have made. Though being in Band-uh has been a lot of hard work for me (I had never been involved in any sort of band before this, or had played an instrument before), knowing that I am giving so much joy to the community by performing in the Band-uh has been so incredibly rewarding.
Being a member of the CAMB has not only allowed me to give back to the community; it also has allowed me to become involved in music and to meet so many wonderful people I never would have met otherwise. We truly are some of the most spirited students on campus, and I am so thankful and honored to be a part of this wonderful organization.”
Jessie Saunders, Alto Saxophone