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Marching Band

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.

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) is 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 Aliza Nogueras, Head Field Commander, at amnogueras@liberty.edu 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.

Application and Audition

Apply and Audition to be a member of The Spirit of the Mountain in three easy steps: Application, Audition, and Scholarship — all online!

The final deadline to secure your position in the show drill is June 1 — please apply in advance to allow time to complete the application and audition process.

If you have more questions, you can send an email to spkerr@liberty.edu or band@liberty.edu.

Fall 2020 Marching Band Percussion auditions will consist of a video submission that is due on Friday, April 3rd, by 5pm.  Audition music has been uploaded to the audition page.  Please email Tommy Goddard, tpgoddard@liberty.edu, for any questions you may have.

Fall 2020 Color Guard auditions will consist of a video submission that is due on Saturday, April 4th, by 11:59pm.  Please email Bryanna Boyd, brtester@liberty.edu, for more information.

Marching Band Promotional Video

Learn more about our program and what it means to be a member of The Spirit of the Mountain.


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

Alyssa Hurley
Assistant Director
(434) 582-7363

Tommy Goddard
Assistant Director – Percussion
(434) 582-4363

Mrs. Bryanna Boyd
Color Guard Instructor

Past Themes

View a list of our past show themes

Fall 2019 Show – Take Me Home

  • America – by Simon & Garfunkel
  • Sweet Home Alabama – by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Hawaii Five-O– by Morton Stevens
  • Carry On My Wayward Son – by Kansas
  • The Devil Went Down To Georgia – by Charlie Daniels
  • Take Me Home, Country Roadsby John Denver
  • New York State Of Mind as performed by Billy Joel
  • Party In The USA as performed by Miley Cyrus
  • America The Beautiful – by performed by The Troupers Drum Corps

Fall 2018 Show – I Got Rhythm!

  • Sing, Sing, Singby Benny Goodman
  • Can’t Stop Believin’by Journey
  • I Got Rhythm – by George Gershwin
  • I Wanna Dance With Somebodyby Whitney Houston
  • Rhythm/Fight Club– by Cavaliers Drum Corps
  • Can’t Stop The Feeling – By Justin Timberlake
  • Everything Must Changeas performed by The Blue Devils
  • Unchained Melodyby Graeme Koehne

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

Light Up the Night

“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, including:

  • 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