All incoming GSMB Members, please be sure to check over all the announcements on this page.
Changes to our Sounds of the Gridiron Concert Series
Attention Gold Star Marching Band students, parents, and fans:
We have decided to make the tough decision to cancel our performance scheduled for Saturday, October 17th due to the cold and weather expected in Fargo.
As of now, we plan on potentially recording our performance at a later date.
Thank you for your patience and continued support of the Gold Star Marching Band!
Schedule Updates from the Director of the Gold Star Marching Band on Friday, August 21
First Rehearsal and Performance Dates:
First Rehearsal is Monday August 24th at 4:00 PM at our Band Rehearsal Field. This is right by the outdoor track and Newman Outdoor Field and is on the corner of 15th Ave and 18th St. No Instruments will be needed for this rehearsal. We plan to have some food there for you as well. Great time to remember to bring your water bottle!!
Performances for the Fall
Many of you have wondered what we will be doing for GSMB performances now that we don't have Bison Football games at which to play. Here is what we have!! We are planning on 3 GSMB shows for the Fall. One in each of the first three months and each which were on the schedule originally as either game days or a performance date. This will be a great time to invite family and friends to see the band perform. Details will be coming soon - but the important thing is to get them back on your calendar.
Saturday September 19th - 2:00 PM Dakotah Field
Saturday October 17th - 2:00 PM Dakotah Field
Saturday November 7th - 2:00 PM Fargodome (Family weekend - Sounds of the Gridiron Concert)
We'll be playing a lot of music at these - already invited the dance team to dance - cheer team to cheer - teams to come and be recognized. We'll be doing some marching/horn flashes/dancing/having a great time!
All for now!! Welcome to campus and to the GSMB!! See you soon!
Refer to this list for things to know about the upcoming season and school year:
GSMB Uniform - What you Need to Know and Bring:
Hot Weather Uniform (months of August/September for sure).
Long pair light color Khaki Pants for Games and formal hot weather performances
Closed Toe Athletic Shoes (any color is ok tennis shoe setc)
Optional Khaki shorts for less formal and pep band gigs
Multiple re-fillable waterbottles.
*Green Band Polo
Full Band Uniform - To Be Determined
* If you are a new member to the band you need to make sure you have filled out the form on the website giving us your shirt size and style (mens vs womens cut). We will order your band polo for you and you will get it when you get to campus. Band Polos Should cost $25 (but I havent gotten the final price from our supplier yet).
The following links will help answer about protocol for this coming semester as well as some important details for starting the semester:
Pre Check form - Make sure you have filled this out!
The meal rates would be the regular cash rates until your meal plan begins Thursday august 20th:
Breakfast - $8.00
Lunch - $10.00
Dinner - $10.00
Scheduled Housing and Band Check in Days:
Sunday August 16th Housing and Band Check in Festival Concert Hall (Both in FCH) 1:00-4:00pm
Wednesday August 19th Housing Check In Memorial Union 8:00am-3:00pm (*see housings note below). Band Check In Festival Concert Hall 11:00am-3:00pm. You can go to either location first or second no matter.
All students living on Campus regardless of class status you must either check in with us on Sunday (FCH) or Housing (MU) on Wednesday to get your keys and packet!
The packet will include room key, mailbox key, room condition form, an instruction sheet, and an NDSU ID (if applicable). Parking passes will not be needed until they are distributed the following weekend at the residence halls.
*"Students arriving on Wednesday will go to One Stop in Memorial Union to pick up their packets any time between 8 AM and 3 PM. The packets will be identical to those arriving Sunday room key, mailbox key, room condition form, instruction sheet, and NDSU ID (if applicable).
Anyone who is arriving on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday should have signed up for a time (or can sign up for one if theyve not already done so) via the SignUp Genius offered on the Residence Life website https://www.ndsu.edu/reslife/housing_options/preparing_to_move_in/move_in_day/ (links to each hall are about halfway down the page). Those arriving Thursday, Friday, or Saturday can go directly to their residence hall to check in. You will receive your packets there."
Anybody arriving days other than Official Band Check-In days, please make sure to have our 2020 Marching Band Pre Check-In Form completed with up to date information. By filling out that form, we can collect much of the needed information so that we can iron out the detail on our first day of class, Monday, August 24th at 4PM. The form will act as your check-in.
For those of you moving in any other day than our official GSMB move-in days (Saturday and Wednesday) visit the link below: