Top 10 College Marching Bands in the United States


The Top Ten

1 Western Carolina Pride of the Mountains

With a growing band of 480+ members, As of 2016 it has been considered the largest College Band in America.I mean, they even have a backup Marching Band for their Marching Band. This group incorporates technology as well as a rock band to blow away the crowd at every game. Just look up any of their videos on YouTube and see why it has been dubbed "The Baddest Band in the Land" and Number One on this list. - stonehands

This band is phenomenal! Never seen amy band like this one. Their size alone is mind boggling as you watch them do their formations. If you are lucky enough to see them in person, you Will be blown away!

Love, love, love this band. They are amazing! Love watching their halftime show every Saturday in the fall.

Pride of the Mountains is the best band and has been for a long time

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2 Ohio State The Best Damn Band in the Land

Living up to its hype is The Ohio State Buckeyes Marching band, the largest Brass and Percussion Band in America. This band is in the top of the list for its ability to keep creating innovative shows that can tell stories and bring smiles on anyone's face. Also it helps to know that they also make formations of characters like Thor and Michael Jackson that move. If that doesn't appease you, just watch what the drum major does and then you will be impressed. - stonehands

The iconic "Script Ohio" gets all the press, but the Ramp Entrance kick starts the adrenaline!

3 Texas A&M Fightin' Texas Aggie Band

Known for their Military Like Precision, the Fightin' Texas Aggie Band(WO! ) is the only band to be played on Sports Television during halftime. In order to join this Corps you have to be trained in Basic Military Marching among other things. - stonehands

4 Southern University Human Jukebox

The Best Band in the WORLD!

The loudest Band on this list, you will not struggle at any point in time to hear them on the field, in the stands, or in a parade. This Band is one of the hardest working in the country and it shows in their performances. When you are from Mardi Gras Central, you know that a party must be given at every performance. - stonehands

From Pharrell, Drake and now Bruno Mars this band received SHOUTOUTS from those musical artist. Enough Said!

5 Jackson State "Boombox of the South"

Dubbed as the loudest band in the HBCU world, you know it's showtime when they step on the field. Errr... I mean take a thousand of them, as that is one of their famed moves. With Music that could bring together anyone and everyone from the past, present, and future - stonehands

6 Jacksonville State Marching Southerners

Jacksonville stands out with its jaw-dropping Halftime Shows. It is one of the few bands to not use traditional Marching Tubas or Sousaphones. This doesn't stop their shows as it stands out as one of those shows that you have to stay seated for. As their 2016 show has been considered the best college show of 2016 (Until number one came around) - stonehands

7 Tennessee Pride of the Southland Marching Band
8 Notre Dame Band of the Fighting Irish

How could one leave out the oldest band in America from a Top Marching Band list. While not towards the top this band is like a senior citizen who can still skate better than most pros. This is the Oldest College Band in America and it tends to show too. Packed with tradition in everything they do, its no wonder Marching Bands have stayed along for so long. A pre-game show they do is all that's needed to get into this band. Or just go to visit a well-noted tradition, the Trumpets under the Dome. - stonehands

9 Florida State University Marching Chiefs

Love how they enter Doak Campbell Stadium.

10 University of Michigan Michigan Marching Band

The Contenders

11 The University of Massachusetts Amherst Minuteman Marching Band The Power and Class of New England
12 The Spirit of Troy, The University of Southern California Trojan Marching Band

The Greatest Marching Band in the history of the Universe with its many appearances in movies and preforming in two Summer Olympics (1932 & 1984) and having a platinum album with Fleetwood Mac's Tusk

13 The Ohio University Marching 110
14 Penn State University Blue Band
15 Purdue University Purdue All-American Marching Band
16 North Carolina A&T Blue and Gold Marching Machine

Lower on the list, but certainly not forgotten is the Blue and Gold Marching Machine from NC A&T University. This band has gone down slightly in performance level but are known for their ability to switch up their Marching style and even perform amazing percussion tricks performed during most shows. Their range is almost insane, especially for their size. - stonehands

17 North Carolina State University The Power Sound of the South
18 The Oregon Marching Band (OMB), The University of Oregon Marching Band
19 Furman University Paladin Regiment
20 University of Miami (Fla) Band of the Hour
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