Towson University’s Marching Band Mission Statement:

Towson University’s marching band encourages and builds school spirit by providing high-caliber musical and visual entertainment.  The Band fosters student success and leader preparation for its members while promoting engagement and good-will with our students, faculty, staff and greater community.

The World Famous Towson University Marching Band (TUMB) is a contemporary corps style university marching band that learns one half time show each season. This enables us to include sophisticated and current drill trends along with quality musical arrangements. Membership is open to all Towson University students, including non-music majors. No previous marching experience is necessary. The main requirement to join the TUMB is a strong desire to be part of an energized university marching band!

Towson University has made a strong financial commitment to its marching band in order to provide the best possible experience for the students. The band has an extremely high-quality instructional staff and a solid student leadership organizations that function within the band. The TUMB is extremely proud to have Yamaha Corporation as its corporate sponsor, which means that all of the Towson Marching Band’s school-owned brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments are Yamaha instruments. Towson is one of the elite few marching ensembles throughout the country that has this opportunity! Furthermore, ALL members of the Marching Band receive between a $500-$1,000 stipend for participation in the fall semester. Additional stipends are also available in the spring semester for Pep Band participation.

In November 2009, the Towson University Marching Band enjoyed the most public and prestigious performance of its history as a participant in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The band was selected out of approximately 200 applicants to perform for 3.5 million people on the streets of New York City and more than 50 million people watching from their TVs at home!

In November of 2018 and 2022, the Towson University Marching Band had the opportunity to perform in New York City for their Veteran’s Day Parade.

We invite you to browse around this site and learn more about the Towson University Marching Band. Prospective members are encouraged to start by reading “How to Join” If you have any questions about the TUMB, please don’t hesitate to contact us through email at or by phone at the marching band office 410.704.5485. If you’re looking for contemporary drill and state-of-the-art marching band arrangements, then the TUMB is for you!