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Marching 101

Marching 101

The Marching 101: A sound and a show like no other

Band performing at Youth Day

The Marching 101 Band provides the soundtrack to the HBCU experience at South Carolina State University. Whether it’s at Bulldog football games, parades or other campus events, The Marching 101 always brings the vibe.
Our award-winning musical ensemble brings passion and enthusiasm to every performance. From high-energy drills to our extraordinary musical excellence, we leave nothing to be desired.
You know The Marching 101 is in town when hear the band’s familiar chant, “Hello, have you been? I haven’t seen you since I don’t know when. We are the Marching 101 Band. We are the best band, best band, best band in the land!” alongside the unforgettable sound of the SC State drumline.
And we’ve got the moves to match. Our dynamite drum majors and nimble Champagne Dancers always get the crowds revved up, and when The Marching 101 starts grooving to the beat, that Bulldog energy can’t be matched.
1918 marked the beginning of the band program that we all have grown to know and love today. For over 101 years, our ensemble has been delivering on our promise to transcend, conquer, and leave nothing to be desired. In 1964, the band debuted its current name, The SC State Marching 101 Band.
We pride ourselves on never delivering anything less than perfection to our audiences and representing our profound educational institution.
The Marching 101 Band maintains a website at that includes videos, updates about events and more. You can also see The Marching 101 in action on the band’s YouTube channel.

Summer Band Camp

The Marching 101's School Summer Band Camp offers a one-week intensive camp where campers condition, practice, and perform like the Marching 101, putting on an exhibition performance at the end of the week.