The Band of the Fighting Irish

ND 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!


Trumpets Under the Dome

4:00 p.m. in the Rotunda of the Golden Dome at the Main Building

Main Building

4:20 p.m. Warm-up at the Golden Dome
4:30 p.m. Step-off from the Golden Dome

Open Rehearsal

4:50 p.m. Open Rehearsal (Location to be announced.)

Pep Rally

6:00 p.m. at a different location each weekend. Check the schedule of events for locations.

Midnight Drummers' Circle

11:59 p.m. on the Steps of Main Building


Pre-Game Concert at Bond Hall

90 minutes before kickoff on the steps of Bond Hall

Drummers' Circle

Following the pre-game concert at Bond Hall


45 minutes before kickoff from Main Building to Notre Dame Stadium. 
Led by the Irish Guard and accompanied by cheerleaders and The Leprechaun.

The Band Takes the Field

Approximately 30 minutes prior to kickoff 
Half time performance 

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