The Band of the Fighting Irish

Marching Band

The University of Notre Dame Band is the nation's first University band, rendering their musical talents since 1846 when they performed at the first graduation ceremony. It’s always new and dynamic with over 500 student participants in the program. 

Their precision and power, en masse or in smaller units give fans and guests the opportunity to experience a performance in a variety of settings and times over the home football weekend. After Game Day weekend concludes, they will have marched more than seven miles.

You can catch the band at each of the following performances throughout a game weekend at Notre Dame!


Football Fridays

Event Location Start Time
Mid-Day Drummers' Circle Main Building 4:00 p.m.
March Out to Rehearsal Main Building 4:30 p.m.
Open Rehearsal Ricci Family Fields 4:45 p.m.
Midnight Drummers' Circle Main Building Steps 11:59 p.m.

Game Day Saturdays

Event Location Start Time
Concert on the Steps Bond Hall 90 minutes before kickoff
Section Performances Bond Hall and Main Quad 1 hour before kickoff concert
March Out Main Building to ND Stadium 45 minutes before kickoff
Pregame Show Notre Dame Stadium ~20 minutes before kickoff

Notre Dame Band Videos