Arts & Humanities

Spartan Pride Marching Band

The "Sound of Manchester." THE Spartan Pride Marching Band is the only NCAA Division III marching band to make Finals of the 2023 Metallica Marching Band Competition!

Unlike most high school bands, marching band at Manchester University is free! You will only need a pair of approved marching shoes. In addition, Scholarships are available for both music majors and non-majors! 

The Spartan Pride is under the direction of Dr. Scott Humphries, Director of Bands and Music Education. You may email him directly with any questions at

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See Photos of the Spartan Pride in action!


How to Audition

You can audition for The Spartan Pride Marching Band one of two ways: on campus or by uploading a video to YouTube.

Audition Requirements