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Marching and Pep Bands

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Paladin Regiment Marching Band

Marching band is one of the most unique activities in which a college student can be involved. Where else can students learn to work with others whose major area of study is completely different from their own and where a freshman can perform alongside a senior on a regular basis? Where else can a student work with other students and faculty and develop relationships that last throughout their entire college careers? Where else can students work together to create art while entertaining a crowd and supporting their university? Only in college marching band!

The Paladin Regiment performs for home football games and selected away games each year. Additionally, the band may perform for area high school band contests, parades, and community events. The Furman Band has been invited to perform in the 2021 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland and will travel for 7 days to the Emerald Isle.

The Paladin Regiment is directed by Drum Corps International Hall of Fame arranger Jay Bocook and Furman Director of Bands, Dr. Sue Samuels. Our marching band is open to all Furman students as well as students from Greenville Tech.

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  • Five-day band camp before classes begin
  • 2 two-hour rehearsals a week (Wednesday/Friday), August-November

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Basketball Pep Band

The basketball band performs for both the men’s and women’s home basketball teams. Open to members of the Paladin Regiment marching band, students must complete an application in order to participate. Members are paid a stipend for participation. The pep band is open to students from any major. Membership is selected from currently enrolled band students and based on instrumentation needs and service to the organization.

  • Performances at 14 – 15 men’s and women’s games
  • Travel to the Southern Conference tournament