The Marching Hundred
Membership of the Marching Hundred is by audition, but the Department of Bands recognizes that not all students have the same background in marching ensembles, so auditions are held during Band Camp week, one week before the start of Fall semester classes. ALL BRASS PLAYERS are automatically accepted into the Hundred - auditions for a spot in the permanent marching block are held during Camp. During Band Camp, students will be taught basic drill and music, first with only the new member ("Rookie") class, then with the returning students. Band Camp concludes with An Evening at the House, a chance to march in the Mellencamp Pavilion and Memorial Stadium,find the band stadium seats, and participate in the annual section competition. Parents and friends are welcome to attend.
Instruments used in the Marching Hundred include piccolo, clarinet, alto and tenor saxophone, trumpet, mellophone, trombone, baritone, sousaphone, and percussion. Only mellophones, baritones, sousaphones and percussion are provided by Indiana University.
Just look at the support on the Alumni site, or the spirit at the games, and you can SEE for yourself why so many people say the Marching Hundred is one of the highlights of their college career.