The "Pride of the First Coast" Jacksonville University Marching Band is the flagship musical ensemble for athletic events at Jacksonville University. Founded in 2012 the marching band will enter its 2nd season in Fall of 2013 complete with new uniforms, and tons of attitude!
The tradition is now just beginning and we would love to have you as member of the 2013 JUMB!
How to Join the "The Pride of the First Coast" Jacksonville University Marching Band
Membership in the Jacksonville University Marching Band is open to all students in any major at JU and is offered as a music ensemble class through the College of Fine Arts (MUS-223 JU Athletic Band). This course can be applied towards a fine arts requirement.
Prior high school marching band experience is not required to audition, however prior band or orchestra experience in some capacity is preferred. Students wishing to join colorguard or majorettes should have some prior experience.
Students who attend other local colleges (UNF, FSCJ, and SJRSC) may also join as part of our dual enroll program. Detailed dual enrollment information can be found by visiting the dual enrollment link to the left.
Components include: Hornline, Drumline, Colorguard, Majorettes, and "Dorsal Funk" (the official Rock Band of the JUMB)
Join our Mailing List
If you are interested in joining "The Pride" please fill out the pre-registration for found on the left side menu or join our mailing list by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
By joining you will be sent audition, camp, show and all pertinent information as it becomes available. You may also email with any questions you may have.
When emailing please include the following information:
Current School: (JU, other college or high school)
Auditions for the JUMB will take place during the first day of BAND CAMP. The enrollment for the marching band is open ended and we will accept all students who meet the criteria. (With the exception of those wanting to perform with Dorsal Funk, in which there is only a set number of positions).
Our primary purpose of holding auditions is to place you on a part that best fits your abilities and insures that you will have an enjoyable experience. Audition information packets will be made available in March and will be sent by email. To request an audition info packet please fill out the pre-registration form found on the left side menu or email: email@example.com