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  The Utah State University Aggie Marching Band

The Aggie Marching Band is the largest student organization on campus.  The Band performs at all home football games and has traveled to away games in Tempe, Arizona, Boulder, Colorado, and New Mexico State University as well as appeared at bowls games in Boise, Idaho, San Diego, California, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Ireland. The Band serves as a centerpiece for athletic spirit as well as a showcase of the finest in music performance.  The Aggie Marching Band is comprised of students from all colleges of the University, and membership is open to full-time students of all class levels from freshman to graduate.

      All persons interested in joining the Aggie Marching Band must attend Fundamentals (Camp) Week. Traditionally the week before the beginning of fall semester, this pre-season training introduces the fundamentals of the Aggie Band, establishes the membership in the full-time performing “block,” and provides old and new members alike the chance to feel part of the special family that is the Aggie Marching Band.  Students interested in participating in the Aggie Marching Band should contact the University Bands office before August 1 to receive information on Fundamentals Week.

Meet the new Assistant Director of Bands, Dr. Lane Weaver:
Dr. Weaver is an active arranger of athletic band and brass choir music and is published in the second volume of Teaching Music Through Performance in Beginning Band. He has presented a workshop on singing in the instrumental classroom at the Kansas Music Educators Association In-Service Workshop. He recently was featured as soloist for the world premiere of Nathan Froebe's Lucid Dreams for Trombone and Concert Band.

Dr. Weaver is active throughout Kansas and in Nebraska as a guest conductor and adjudicator. He has traveled with athletic bands to some of the greatest collegiate football and basketball venues in the SEC, Big 12, Big Ten, Big East, and the former PAC-10. International concert performances as a conductor and trombone soloist include Australia (Sydney Opera House), New Zealand, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, England, Ireland, and Canada.

Prior to his appointment at FHSU, Dr. Weaver served as an Assistant Band Director at the University of Notre Dame and as a music pastor. Originally from Idaho, Dr. Weaver holds a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from Utah State University, a Masters of Music in trombone performance from the University of Notre Dame, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in wind conducting from the University of Kentucky.

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