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!

Football Fridays

Event Location Start Time
Trumpets in the Dome Main Building Rotunda 4:00 p.m.
Warmup at the Golden Dome Main Building 4:20 p.m.
Step-Off from the Golden Dome Main Building 4:30 p.m.
Open Rehearsal Ricci Family Fields 4:50 p.m.
Pep Rally TBA - visit Pep Rally info 6:00 p.m.
Midnight Drummer's Circle Main Building Steps 11:59 p.m.

Game Day Saturdays

Event Location Start Time
Trumpets in the Dome Main Building Rotunda 2 hours before kickoff
Pre-Game Concert Bond Hall 90 minutes before kickoff
Drummer's Circle Bond Hall Following pre-game concert
Step-Off - Led by the Irish Guard and accompanied by cheerleaders and The Leprechaun Main Building to ND Stadium 45 minutes before kickoff
Band Takes the Field Notre Dame Stadium ~30 minutes before kickoff
Half Time Performance Notre Dame Stadium Half Time 

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