For more than 80 years, the Cardinal Marching Band has proudly represented the University of Louisville as the most visible ensemble at the School of Music, performing live for over half a million spectators each year.
Creating vibrant game day traditions for Cardinal fans is at the core of the CMB, which performs at all UofL’s Cardinal Stadium home football games, select away games and all bowl games. The CMB has been the “Official Band for the KY Derby” since 1936 and has received national recognition through features on ESPN, ABC World News Tonight, Oprah, Sports Illustrated, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and the NFL Network.
Funds are currently needed to help cover basic needs for the band like gameday meals! You’re support can help ensure our band members are happily fed and ready to play for the many fans! We are also in need of purchasing new instruments. Did you know one brand new sousaphone costs between $6,000 and $7,000? Your contribution can help outfit our bands for decades to come.