Welcome Prospective Members

Welcome!  We appreciate your interest in the Morgan State University (MSU) Band.  As one of the best and most respected bands in Maryland, we would like to take this opportunity to acquaint you with our organization.  The MSU Band program offers five (5) different ensembles: Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Pep Band and Jazz Combo.  Of the 5, the most popular and well recognized ensemble is the Marching Band, fondly known as “The Magnificent Marching Machine”.  The Magnificent Marching Machine is comprised of 150 students and has dazzled and excited audiences during performances at MSU Football Games, National Football League Games, Presidential Inaugurations, World Series, National Playoff Games, and in regional and local television appearances.  This ensemble has performed throughout the United States and in Bermuda.  The ensemble has also made a cameo appearance in the movie "Head of State" featuring actor-comedian Chris Rock and appeared on Tom Joyner's television show. It is our hope that the information provided will further excite you about both the MSU Band Program and Morgan State University in general.  Discover the tradition, excitement, and fun that makes the MSU Band an integral part of the College experience!

Sound Interesting?

The MSU Band is always looking for new members to fill its ranks.  All MSU students are welcome to fill out an interest form (below) so that we may provide you with further information.  In addition to our online interest form we will have paper forms available at our Open House located on Campus.  Prospective members and interested students are also encouraged to attend our Spring concert event, held annually in the Carl Murphy Fine Arts Center.  Music auditions are generally held in the spring and summer, and marching auditions are held in August.  More information about auditions is available in the admissions part of this page.

Joining the Band is an excellent way to become involved with the University. The MSU Band  is the Pride of Morgan State University, and is recognized around the state of Maryland as a model of musical excellence. It offers a warm social environment into which many students are welcomed as well as given the opportunity to create friendships and memories that last a lifetime. 

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Our Band Programs


Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, Bear Pep Band, Jazz Combo, Symphonic Winds

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Director of Bands


Melvin N. Miles Jr., Director Of Bands and Instructor of Music at Morgans State University. 

Band Alumni

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Join the Morgan Stat University band Alumni association today! MSU Band Alumni is focused and committed to communicating and hosting events this year for our Alumni and to supporting our band.


Welcome to The Morgan  State University Band Website

As one of the best and most respected bands in Maryland, we would like to take this opportunity to acquaint you with our organization. The MSU Band program offers five different ensembles: The Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensmble, Bear Pep Band and Jazz Combo.

Join the Morgan State University Band Today !!

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If you are interested in joining the Morgans State University Band program but would like more information before joining, please go to APPLY NOW. if you have any additional questions regarding our band program , please contact us at recruitment@msuband.org. Click APPLY NOW for ONLINE REGISTRATION.

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