Liberty University Marching Band

Shoe and Glove Requirement - buy now!

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, rain gear) 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 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 Christian Salyer, Head Field Commander, at 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.  We very much prefer, however, that you arrive at band camp, already owning your shoes and gloves.


The Spirit of the Mountain

The Liberty University Marching Band is an exciting company of brass, woodwind and percussion instrumentalists, accented and accompanied by a full color guard. 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. 

Marching Band

Application and Audition

Apply and Audition to be a member of The Spirit of the Mountain.  Three easy steps: Application, Audition, and Scholarship - all online!  The final deadline to secure your position in the show drill is June 1st - please apply enough in advance to allow time to complete the application and audition process.


Director of Bands
Dr. Stephen Kerr
(434) 582-2363

Assistant Director
Alyssa Hurley
(434) 582-7363

Assistant Dir.: Percussion
Tyler Loftin
(434) 582-4363

Color Guard Instructor
Bryanna Tester

Current Members

Marching Band Promotional Video

Please enjoy this short video to learn more about our program and what it means to be a member of The Spirit of the Mountain.  Watch the video, and if you have more questions, you can send an email to or



2014 Bands of America

View past Spirit of the Mountain videos.


Fall 2017 Show

Feelin' Good

"The Spirit of the Mountain" is pleased to announce our 2017 show entitled: “Feelin' Good.”  The show features pieces on the theme of good times, including music from Appalachian Spring as well as music from recent popular musicians, including:

  • Promise of Living - by Aaron Copland
  • Feelin' Good – by Michael Buble'
  • I Feel Good – by James Brown
  • Shout – by The Isley Brothers
  • I Got A Feelin' – by Blackeyed Peas
  • Goot Time – by Owl City & Carly Rae Jebsen
  • Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy– as performed by American Revival
  • Simple Gifts – by Aaron Copland
  • Ode To Joy – by Ludwig van Beethoven

Fall 2016 Show

On Fire

"The Spirit of the Mountain" is pleased to announce our 2016 show entitled: “On Fire.”  The show features pieces on the theme of fire & flames, including music from the Firebird Suite as well as music from recent popular musicians, including:

  • Burn - by Ellie Goulding
  • I See Fire – by Ed Sheerin
  • Inferno – by Robert W. Smith
  • Set Fire To The Rain – by Adele
  • Girl On Fire – by Alisha Keys
  • Just Like Fire – by Pink from
  • Stop, Drop & Roll – by Tyler Loftin
  • Firebird Suite – by Igor Stravinsky



Fall 2015 Show

"The Spirit of the Mountain" is pleased to announce our 2015 show, "Light Up the Night!"  This season's show features songs about night time, stars, and the sky.  The show features several pop tunes, as well as some traditional band and orchestra music that both the crowd and band members will love. 

Light Up the Night

  • "A Sky Full of Stars" by Coldplay
  • "Moondance" as performed by "The Cadets"
  • "Fly Me to the Moon" by Frank Sinatra
  • "Firework" by Katy Perry
  • "Mars" and "Jupiter" from "The Planets" by Gustav Holst
  • "Counting Stars" by One Republic
  • "On Top of the World" by Imagine Dragons

View a list of our past show themes.