Department of Music
The “Marching Statesmen” Marching Band is one the largest, most visible student organizations on campus. The band, which includes the Delta State Colorguard, is mostly non-music majors and represents nearly every college and department on campus. Each year, the Delta State Marching Band performs for thousands of Delta State fans at home football games, high school marching band competitions, and local parades. The “Marching Statesmen” strive to present an excellent musical and visual presentation at each performance. Membership in the ensemble is by audition and is open to all students regardless of academic major. A required pre-season camp is held in August of each year.
The Delta State Basketball Pep Band is a group of spirited DSU musicians that performs in support of the Delta State Statesmen and Lady Statesmen Basketball teams. Membership in “The World’s Most Annoying Pep Band” is open to all students regardless of academic major. The Basketball Pep Band meets only in the Spring semester; the weekly schedule is dictated by the DSU home basketball game schedule.