The University of Rhode Island Ram Marching Band is a strong representative for URI Athletics, the Department of Music, and the University as a whole. The Ram Marching Band supports the football team at all home football games and usually travels to at least one away game each season. The band also gives exhibition and parade performances in Rhode Island and in the surrounding region, and supports URI for “Meet the University” days and other special events.
Members of the Ram Marching Band represent a wide variety perspectives and experience. With music majors constituting only 20% of its membership, the Ram Marching Band contains students from all fields of study (including engineering, pharmacy, oceanography, etc.). Those members who join with little or no experience in marching band are carefully taught in a very supportive environment. Those members who have extensive marching experience (competition, drum corps) appreciate our strong emphasis on musicianship and overall quality.