Banded Story:

The Sun Devil Marching Band motto is “Expect Great Things.” The acronym EGT is inscribed on a sign that hangs from the director’s podium towering over the band's practice field, and is a symbol of the high standards that band members strive to meet.

Artist Bio:

The Sun Devil Marching Band is a major ambassador for Arizona State University and the state of Arizona, entertaining almost 500,000 people every year. The 300+ member ensemble has appeared in the Rose Bowl half-time show as well as the 1987 and 1997 Rose Bowl parades and was the 1991 recipient of the John Philip Sousa Foundation Sudler Trophy, which is the highest award given at the collegiate level. Performing at Sun Devil Stadium for all home football games and as a pep band for basketball games at Wells Fargo Arena, the band features new musical arrangements as well as a mixture of precision drills and pageantry. Hard work, high standards, and a family atmosphere bring a very special Sun Devil Pride to the organization.