The "Pride of Niner Nation" Marching Band took the field in Fall 2015, making history by unveiling a pre-game show unique to UNC Charlotte and a series of half-time performances designed to excite the entire Niner Nation. The band performs throughout each game, leading the crowd in cheers for crucial plays and in the fight song after every touchdown. And, of course, win or lose, the band leads the players, cheerleaders, and faithful fans in the UNC Charlotte Alma Mater at the conclusion of every home game.

You can be part of the excitement! As a BANDvocate, you’ll be supporting all the activities of the band, from uniform and instrument maintenance to scholarships and other student support—including lodging during the two-week band camp for students who live in the residence halls.

The Department of Music leadership has a goal to provide scholarships for as many members of the band as possible, and to make the experience of participating in the "Pride of Niner Nation" as free as possible for all students.

If the fundraising is successful, there will be no fees to participate and no obligations to sell merchandise. The students will only need to pay for their shoes, gloves, and food during band camp—everything else will be handed to them as a reward for their hours of exhausting rehearsals every week and for the electrifying contributions they will make to the game day atmosphere. We’re counting on you. It is only because of the support of friends like you that we can build a high level of musical and visual excellence.

In return for your support, you’ll receive Niner Fanfare, our electronic newsletter, with inside information about upcoming shows, news from the band, features, and more. You’ll also receive special “perks” reserved just for BANDvocates.