What Students Will See & Hear
Includes commentary between pieces and a Q&A
Recommended for Grades 3-12
See and hear “The Pride of Minnesota” at this lively, joyful, and participatory indoor concert preview of halftime favorites and more! Join the fun as you learn more about the University of Minnesota (UMN) Marching Band made up of over 320 members under the direction of Professor Betsy McCann and Dr. John Leonard. Experience the energy and discover the dedication behind one of UMN’s most highly visible organizations that provides enthusiastic support to the University’s athletic programs and represents the University at events throughout the year.
“They’re the unsung heroes … of the sports calendar. Their beats fill the breaks between the plays on the field; they keep fans glued to their seats at halftime; and without them, the ‘Rouser’ would fail to rouse.” —Minnpost
Sensory Friendly Lounge
A Sensory Friendly Lounge equipped with sensory supports and staffed by trained volunteers will be available to all guests who are seeking a safe and soothing atmosphere during this and other select performances. Learn more here.
Teacher & Student Resources
Find educational resources in the tabs below to use before and after the performance.
Download the Lesson Plan and Worksheets
Coming Soon - Aligned Anchor Standard Activity for the Performance
About the University of Minnesota Marching Band
Follow the links to learn about the band, U of M colors, songs, and more!