MSU BAND PROGRAMS
The Morgan State University Symphonic Band is comprised of music majors and selected students from other disciplines. Exploring traditional as well as contemporary compositions for band, the ensemble has a reputation for its high level of performance and quality literature. Musicians in a Morgan State University Band have an opportunity to share in the excitement of the creative process as they broaden their musical experiences. The Symphonic Band maintains an active schedule and is a group committed to high musical standards.
Jazz Band Ensemble
The Morgan State University Jazz Band Ensemble is comprised of music majors and non-music majors performing classic works by jazz composers including Duke Ellington, Thad Jones, Count Basie, Miles Davis and more. This ensemble has a reputation for its high level of performance and quality literature.The Jazz Band maintains an active schedule and is a group committed to high musical standards.
The most popular and well recognized ensemble is the Marching Band, known as “The Magnificent Marching Machine”. The Magnificent Marching Machine is comprised of 150 students who perform at MSU Football Games, National Football League Games, Presidential Inaugurations, World Series, and on regional television broadcasts. This ensemble has performed throughout the United States and Bermuda. The ensemble has also made a cameo appearance in the movie "Head of State" featuring actor-comedian Chris Rock and on radio host Tom Joyner's television show.
Magnificent Marching Machine
Bear Pep Band
The Morgan State University Pep Band performs at Morgan State University Basketball games. The “Bear Band” performs the traditional MSU School Spirit Songs and renditions of today’s radio hits.