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Joining the Band

Many people ask about joining the AAMU Marching Band and would like to know the main purpose of the band, and what requirements it takes to join. The band feels that all members of the university should have the opportunity to participate in marching with the "Marching Maroon and White" Band, and offers the opportunity for all individuals enrolled to participate in one of the greatest collegiate marching band experiences in the country.


The first priority of the "Marching Maroon and White" Band is to support the AAMU's athletic program. The close relationship that exists between the MMW and AAMU's varsity team is unique. Not only does the MMW perform at home, away, and championship football games, it also performs at all Men's Basketball home games. The "Marching Maroon and White" provides a home court advantage for all of our athletic teams.


The band accompanies the football team to some away games. Included are the annual full band trips to the Magic City Classic for our instate rival matchup against Alabama State University, and a biennial trip to Baton Rouge to battle the Fighting Jaguars of Southern University. Of course the MMW isn't just about football and basketball. We offer other ensembles like our Jazz Band, Wind Symphony, Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble, String Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, and Pep Band.