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About The Pride

The “Pride of Arizona” is the marching and pep band at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. Through the hard work and dedication of both staff and students, it has built a reputation as one of the finest athletic band organizations of its kind in the country. Our approach is always on the cutting edge, creating socially relevant artistic statements while performing challenging musical arrangements and contemporary, drum corps-style drill design.

With over 250 members, the “Pride” includes a battery-unit drumline and award-winning auxiliary units of pom line dancers, baton twirlers and a flag and rifle color guard. Filled with a sense of tradition and enthusiasm, the “Pride of Arizona” provides UA students with a place to make music, new friends, support the Wildcat spirit, and individually grow.

Latest News

An Open Letter to The “Pride of Arizona”

The following message is from incoming UA Director of Athletic Bands, Chad Shoopman, to the current and future members of the Pride of Arizona. March 23, 2016 To the Membership…

Feature: UA Band Camp 2015

Here’s a nice video feature by UA News on our 2015 Band Camp.

CBDNA presents The Pride of Arizona

The Pride of Arizona is excited to announce that our 2014 Daft Punk show was chosen by CBDNA (College Band Directors National Association) to be presented at their National Conference…

ESPN College GameDay at Arizona

ESPN’s flagship broadcast took over the McKale Center on February 21, and the Pep Band, Pom Line, and Twirling Team were there in full force. The Tucson community combined with…


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