Michigan Marching Band

  1. December 7, 2023

    Regents approve updated Elbel Field plan, budget

    U-M is proceeding with construction and a revised budget to move and transform its iconic Elbel Field. Regents approved adjustments to the Michigan Marching Band’s new practice field site.

  2. September 5, 2023

    Marching band GSI explores the marching arts through design

    DaJuan Brooks, a graduate student instructor with the Michigan Marching Band, helped create costumes worn by the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps recently in the world championship.

  3. March 21, 2023

    A half century of women in the Michigan Marching Band

    The 2022-23 school year marks 50 years since the passing of Title IX, which allowed women to join the Michigan Marching Band.

  4. February 16, 2023

    Marching band’s Elbel Field poised for major makeover

    U-M’s iconic Elbel Field will be transformed into one of the country’s best marching band practice facilities after the Board of Regents approved a project design and authorized construction. 

  5. December 8, 2022

    University to add 2,300 beds to Central Campus housing

    U-M will develop its first new Central Campus housing for first-year students in decades by adding a residence hall and dining facility on what is currently Elbel Field. The marching band’s practice facility will move a block north.

  6. September 9, 2021

    ‘Spectacular’ halftime show to commemorate 9/11 anniversary

    In commemoration of 9/11’s 20th anniversary, the Michigan Marching Band will present what its directors says is the most elaborate, extravagant and spectacular live program college football fans will see that day.

  7. August 31, 2021

    U-M Heritage: The Long Note

    This week, the Record launches a new feature highlighting stories of the university’s past, as presented by the U-M Heritage Project. The first story in this series profiles William Revelli, legendary leader of the U-M Bands.

  8. October 26, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — Oct. 26-Nov. 1

    On Oct. 31, 1914, the Michigan Marching Band formed a block “M” while performing at Harvard Stadium. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Oct. 26-Nov. 1.

  9. October 19, 2020

    The show must go on: Michigan Marching Band goes virtual

    While Michigan football returns this weekend, the Michigan Marching Band will not be on the field. It is preparing its first show in a virtual season that has changed nearly all aspects of the band experience.

  10. September 18, 2017

    Women on the field

    In 1971, during an era when women on campus were advocating for inclusion in areas traditionally reserved for men, U-M eliminated its policy that allowed only men to join the Michigan Marching Band.