The Notre Dame College Band is in its seventh year of existence. The program began in 2009 as part of Notre Dame College’s continuing mission of expansion and integration of bold new idioms of involvement for the student population. Currently the band has over fifty members and is establishing a name that is synonymous with quality entertainment. The students that make up the band are comprised of undergraduates from all different fields of study. The Notre Dame College Marching Band is unique in that it offers students the opportunity to continue performing in a marching ensemble while also pursuing their liberal arts education in a nationally renowned educational institution.
The Notre Dame College Marching Band performs at all home football games, as well as at other venues throughout the Greater Cleveland area. The NDCFMB can be seen marching down the streets of Little Italy for the Columbus Day Parade or on the streets of downtown Cleveland for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. During the winter and spring, the marching band converts over to Concert Band, and adds additional ensembles consisting of Pep Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Winter Drum Line. The Notre Dame College Band can also be seen at various Christmas-time events throughout the greater South Euclid region in Ohio.
The Notre Dame College Band is building its reputation of being both professional and entertaining as it embarks upon building the traditions that will shape its future. Owing much of the marching and programmatic concepts to that of a corps-style band implementing show band styles, the Notre Dame College Marching Band is proud to bring the marching arts to the collegiate arena in North Eastern Ohio!
Membership in the Notre Dame College Band is based on interest and desire to be part of a dynamic group of young adults that is part of building a culture of music and the arts throughout the Notre Dame College campus. Currently, the Notre Dame College Band is offering generous scholarships for prospective Notre Dame College students who wish to be a part of the Band Department. The Notre Dame College Band is committed to integrating the Marching & Symphonic Instrumental Arts into the fabric of the tapestry that is Notre Dame College!