Welcome to the website for the Sycamore Bands of Indiana State University! Each and every one of our ensembles is open to ALL students on campus, regardless of major. Some groups (Wind Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Jazz Ensemble, Marching Sycamores Drumline, Sycamore Color Guard) require an audition, while others are open to all with only modest requirements (Marching Sycamores woodwinds and brass, Sycamore Basketball Band, Concert Band). It is our goal to be as inclusive as possible. If you miss playing your instrument (or spinning a flag), we can find an ensemble that will fit your ability level and motivation. You do not have to be a music major in order to participate. In the past, our ensembles have been represented by majors from all across campus, including (to mention only a few) Athletic Training, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communications, English, History, Marketing, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Pre-Law, Pre-Med, Psychology, Special Education, and many, many more! 



The 2022 All-Star Honor Band will be conducted by Mr. Frank Ticheli. For more information, or to submit an application, please check our All-Star Band Information page.

The Don Dudine Scholarship is available to non-music majors who participate in the Marching Sycamores. The scholarship is for $1000 and is renewable for three years. 

Interested in performing with the 2022 Marching Sycamores?  Fill out this form and we'll add you to our database and stay in touch over the summer as we get closer to the Fall semester and Band Camp. For more information on joining the band, please contact Dr. Nikk Pilato.

Those interested in auditioning for the color guard should fill out this form to receive information about auditions. 

Music excerpts and time slots for Ensemble Auditions for Fall 2022 will be available in April 2022. For more information, visit our Auditions page.

Interested in performing with the Sycamore Basketball Band?  Fill out this form and we'll add you to our database and stay in touch as we get closer to the basketball season. For more information on joining the band, please contact Dr. Nikk Pilato.