Freshmen and transfer students join the band by attending Retreat Week, our camp for new and returning members.
Retreat Week is 5-days of music, fun, and activities on the USF campus, one week before fall semester begins.
Attendees have the privilege to move-in to their residence hall early, make new friends, and learn all about the USF Band. All new and returning members will be in attendance.
The Spirit of San Francisco
Founded in 2009, the San Francisco Don Marching Band annually performs at 50+ campus and community events. The Band serves to promote and represent the University of San Francisco.
With the assistance of our faculty director, eight elected student officers lead our 45 member band, directing music, managing the band's activities, and much more. Our student-led approach makes us a fun and relaxed ensemble. We strive to create an environment where our members can be themselves, explore, improve musically, gain leadership experience, and socialize.
Members have the chance to spread USF spirit across our community, share in rich campus traditions, develop leadership skills, and make lasting connections. Musicians of all backgrounds are invited to join us.