The Liberty University Marching Band is an exciting company of brass, woodwind and percussion instrumentalists, accented and accompanied by a full colorguard. In true drum corps style, The Spirit of the Mountain maintains the highest level of excellence, discipline, and musicianship. Sporting uniforms of red, white, and blue, the Band is a favorite at home football games, as guests at football games in other stadiums, and as featured performers in community events. The Spirit of the Mountain has appeared in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, at the New York Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands for 80,000 spectators, and at colleges and universities throughout the Eastern United States. Click on any of the links to the left to learn more about The Spirit of the Mountain Marching Band.
For brass and woodwind players interested in performing a live audition in place of a video submission, we can schedule an audition during the April CFAW on Saturday, April 12, in PA145 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. We will also host a short clinic Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. before the auditions for those interested in learning our marching style, as well as for students interested in our marching band program who have limited or no marching experience. If you are interested in either of these opportunities, please email Staff Assistant Rachael Chastain at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Liberty University Marching Band is pleased that you will soon wear our very sharp and state-of-the-art uniforms. While the uniform (jacket, trousers, shako & plume, gauntlets, raingear) are provided by the band, all members are required to purchase their own BLACK gloves and "Drill Masters" black shoes (sorry, no other shoe is accepted that you may have had from high school, even if they are rather new). We have required these shoes for a few years now, and it presents a professional appearance. Please order your shoes from a vendor of your choosing, such as Bandshoppe.com. Gloves may be any brand, cotton or grip, etc.
Our guard section will place a separate order for their unique footwear and gloves.
You may also contact Shelby Hamrick, Head Field Commander, at email@example.com for more information.
Our local music store, Lynchburg Music Center, will also offer these shoes and gloves for sale at band camp check-in. Prices may vary.
Check out this TV promo of one of our Spirit of the Mountain Band Members, Weston Webb!
Michael Kerr, LU Trumpet Player, performs with The Cadets
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|Our 2013, Rock of Ages, features some 'classic rock' tunes and crowd favorites. Pieces include Jump, Let It Be, All-Star, Free Bird, Live And Let Die, Life Is A Highway, Livin' On A Prayer, I Love Rock & Roll, and Bohemian Rhapsody.|
|Our 2012 show, Just The Way You Are, is sure to be a crowd favorite. Tunes include Cannon in D, Cry Me a River (in the style of Michael Buble'), L.O.V.E. as performed by Nat King Cole, Sheherazade, Grenade by Bruno Mars, Just The Way You Are: versions by Bruno Mars and Billy Joel. The show ends with a HUGE Canon in D recap! This is going to be a GREAT one!|
Our 2011 show Behind the Mask was a high energy show packed with tunes from your favorite masked heroes and villains! The show opened with a drum break, setting the stage for the Who's "Who are you?" as the band takes the field. Stay around and you were greeted by the spanish taste of the theme from Zorro, the Powerful anthem of the Phantom of the Opera, A "swinging" rendition of the Spiderman theme, the infamous imperial march of Darth Vader, and last but not least, the haunting and glorious finale of Batman himself, ending on a reprise of "Who are you" that closed out the show with a bang!
Check out the trailer for this years show!
The Liberty University Marching Bands fall 2010 show was entitled "iShuffle - Stuck on Replay" and featured many different tunes that would be found on a typical college student's ipod. The tunes were divided into three groups, songs the students love, songs the parents love, and songs the band members love. The show included segments of "Replay" from Iyaz, "Umbrella" from Rhianna, "My Immortal" from Evanescence, "Superstition" from Stevie Wonder, "Lean on Me" from Bill Withers, "American Pie" from Don Mclean, Beethoven's Ode to Joy, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, and the Hallelujah Chorus from Handels Messiah.
The Liberty University Spirit of the Mountain's 2009 show, "Red Hot and Blues" brought to the field a classic mix of Jazz and Swing tunes that you can't help but tap your feet to! The band rocked the house with marching renditions of popular hits, such as "Caravan" the jazz standard from Duke Ellington, "Feeling Good" the hit single from Michael Buble, "Sing, Sing, Sing" from Benny Goodman, "Prelude, Fugue & Riffs" by Leonard Bernstein, and "La Suerte de los Tontos"
The Liberty University Marching Band's Fall 2008 show was entitled "Director's Cut, Music from the Movies" The band stormed the field with the soundtracks and themes from college student favorites such as James Bond and Batman.
The new band room includes state of the art acoustic treatments, lighting, audio, high definition displays, lockers, locker room, uniform storage and more!