NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY

GOLD STAR BANDS

"THE PRIDE OF NORTH DAKOTA"

GOLD STAR MARCHING BAND

Make great music to thrill thousands of fans every season while creating lifelong friendships and memories.

BISON PEP BAND AND GOLD STAR WINTER DRUMLINE

Our pep bands and winter drumline perform for NDSU Bison basketball games and many other exciting occasions.

WIND SYMPHONY AND UNIVERSITY BAND

NDSU is proud to offer high quality concert ensembles for musicians of a variety of skill levels.

Are you interested in supporting the Gold Star Marching Band? Visit our 2022 crowdfunding site to see how you can support the Pride of North Dakota!

Current band members do not need to fill out absence forms anymore for the semester!

Click below to learn more about our new Staff Members!

Connor Challey

Director, Gold Star Athletic Bands

M.M., Colorado State University
B.M., University of Miami

Matthew Winarski

Assistant Director, Gold Star Athletic Bands

D.M.A., M.M., North Dakota State University
B.M.E., University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

The Challey School of Music performance organizations provide a high-quality musical experiences for all NDSU students. By participating in one or more of the various performance groups on campus, a student's college career can be greatly enhanced and lifelong friendships formed.