The University of Arizona

About The Pride

The “Pride of Arizona” is the marching and pep band at the University of Arizona. Through the hard work and dedication of both staff and students alike, 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 pon 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

Team-up with Red Band Society

September 2014 The Pride of Arizona teamed up with RED BAND SOCIETY to hang out with the kids of Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona for an exciting day…

“Game-Ready” Feature

Check out this video feature on the Pride of Arizona produced by the Arizona Daily Star:

Alli Howard appointed Interim Director

(photo by Gregor Orbino) The University of Arizona College of Fine Arts and School of Music is excited to announce the appointment of Alli Howard, Assistant Professor of Music, as…

Jay Rees Announces Resignation

(photo by Gregor Orbino) After nearly 20 years as director of the Pride of Arizona marching band, Professor Jay Rees is taking his next “8-to-5” step to the state of…


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