Are you considering membership in the Herd of Thunder?

CLICK HERE to complete the prospective member registration form. Submitting your information will simply keep us in touch with you. There is no obligation to join.

Band Directors: Are you interested in having us visit your high school?
If you would like Herd of Thunder student officers and/or staff members to come to your school to talk with your band, please e-mail us at to make your request.

Who can join?

All USF students are eligible to join

Color Guard auditions are held in the Spring

Drumline auditions are held throughout the Summer

Wind auditions take place throughout the summer. See the audition procedures by clicking here.


Why would you want to join the “Pride of The Bay”?

Here are just a few reasons to join…

One of the LARGEST Marching Bands in the Southeast!

Home games are played in the 65,908 seat Raymond James Stadium (Home of the Buccaneers)

FREE travel to away games and BOWL GAMES to support our football team!

Multiple corps-style halftime shows, and a traditional pre-game show

Potential to perform for over HALF A MILLION people in live performance over the course of a season!

Financial stipends available for ALL members of the Band (subject to change based on funding)