Friends & Family

Friends & Family

The CMB has a large network of parents, alumni, and friends supporting and cheering us on everywhere we go, and in everything we do.


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What are some Gameday traditions I could be involved in?

We have a gameday practice at Carr's Hill Field a few hours before every home football game. While many come to watch the gameday rehearsal, we also invite you to watch any rehearsal throughout the season from the top of the hill overlooking the field (Culbreth Road Garage is the nearest parking garage/lot). We also end every practice with a singing of the Good Old Song and invite you to join the band. This is one of our longest-running and favorite traditions, started in 2004 (the first year of the band) and has continued every since!

How do I get tickets to watch the band at football games?

UVA Atheltics has set up a 20% discount on football season tickets for Cavalier Marching Band families.  You can purchase reserved seats for all 7 home games (including Notre Dame and Virginia Tech).  MOST BAND FAMILIES SIT IN SECTION 130 (directly across from the band seating), but all seats in “Hooville, Choice & Value” are available with the 20% savings.  To reserve your tickets at the CMB Price at this link:

When and where is band camp? How does that work with move-in day?

Band camp dates and procedures will be released in July when a clearer picture of COVID restrictions comes to light.  Band camp is typically held on Grounds at UVA, with multiple rehearsals every day at Carr’s Hill Field and the Hunter Smith Band Building. CMB members move into their housing accommodations on or about Monday, July 16.  Students without available housing will be housed in a local hotel at the expense of the CMB.

What costs are associated with the band?

The total cost of being a member of the CMB is…$50. That’s it. No joke! This buys shoes and gloves for each member. Outside of that, everything is provided! Food and housing during band camp, free CMB apparel for the season, a uniform, and even a top-of-the-line instrument! When the band travels, all expenses are taken care of by the CMB.

How can parents get involved in the band with volunteering?

The easiest thing you can do is to AMPLIFY OUR MESSAGE through your social media platforms.  Coming to a game and supporting your HOO is equally great.  Finally, there are many ways to give of your money or time.  Check out our Giving tab for some additional information!

How can I get more information about what is going on with the CMB?

Email the band directors at to ask about something or to schedule some time to stop by in-person! The band office is located in the Hunter Smith Band Building at 180 Culbreth Road. We look forward to hearing from you!  You can also sign up for our newsletter (link coming soon).


Are you an alum of the CMB? If so, you can learn more about the Cavalier Marching Band Alumni Association here.