Athletic Bands

Kent State's Athletic Bands Offer the Unique Opportunity to Be Part of the Game Day Excitement and Pageantry

Marching Golden Flashes

The Marching Golden Flashes serves as the most visible musical ambassador of the Athletic Department, the Glauser School of Music, and Kent State University. Membership is open to all Kent students regardless of major. As the largest student organization on campus, the Marching Golden Flashes represents virtually every school on campus. The recently announced "Marching Golden Flash Award" is a $1,000 scholarship for all new and returning members of the group. 

Auditions begin in the spring semester for twirlers and continue through the summer for the color guard, wind and percussion sections. Details are typically announced in March. 

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Directed by Dr. Darin Olson

Flasher Brass Pep Band

Flasher Brass Pep Band is Kent State University’s pep band which performs at all men’s and women’s home basketball games, post-season MAC and NCAA tournament games, and a variety of other Kent State athletic and community events. 

Auditions typically are held in the fall semester with rehearsals beginning shortly thereafter. Keep checking here for additional details!

Directed by Dr. Darin Olson

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