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Vandal Marching Band
We need the Vandal Marching Band to keep the music playing!

For more than 100 years, the Vandal Marching Band has been the Sound of Idaho, spreading the Vandal spirit and cheering on the Vandals to victory.  

As highly recognizable ambassadors for the University of Idahothe Vandal Marching Band continues to gain national attention for stepping in to support Yale University when its band was not able to travel to Spokane, Washington for the 2024 NCAA men's basketball tournament 

As Yale stuck with Auburn late in the game, they (the Vandal Marching Band) were authentically some of the most excited Bulldogs fans in the building. - ESPN

“Having that atmosphere and them (the Vandal Marching Band) coming out and supporting us, there’s nothing better than that, and we can’t appreciate them more.” - Yale Basketball Coach James Jones, Yale Daily News

The band’s infectious enthusiasm, dedication and tremendous musicianship sets the Sound of Idaho apart. The present success of the Vandal Marching Band is indebted to the generosity of the Vandal Family.   

Your contribution during Vandal Giving Day will ensure our student-musicians continue to bring the sound and beat to the Brave and Bold. Please make a gift to the Vandal Marching Band Scholarship Fund to assist band members facing financial hardshipsYou can also create a lasting impact through your gift to the Vandal Marching Band Excellence Fund to replace aging instruments and cover the cost of travel and other immediate needs  

THANK YOU for keeping the music playing  

You’re a class act, and we appreciate you! You’ve now gained hundreds, if not thousands, of new fans! - Susan, 1988 Yale University graduate  

“I really do think they are the best band in the country at the FCS level.” - U of I Head Football Coach Jason Eck, Vandal Insider Podcast

The Vandal Marching Band is a proud tradition of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. 

Doug Gross and Mary Hasenoehrl Vandal Marching Band $5,000 Match
We did it! Thank you to Doug Gross and Mary Hasenoehrl and our generous supporters! Go Vandals!
$5,000 MATCHED
University of Idaho Foundation $30,000 Challenge
We did it! Thank you, U of I Foundation and outstanding supporters!
1,500 / 1,500 Gifts
Overnighter Challenge
We had a tie! The funds below will get the boost from the U I Foundation. CAMP: Si Se Puede Endowment $500 Kootenai County 4-H $250 Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) $250
Rank Prize Overnighter Program Challenge Gifts
1 $500 CAMP: Si Se Puede Endowment 16
2 $500 Kootenai County 4-H 9
3 Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) 9
4 National Model UN - Martin Institute 7
5 Department of Agricultural Education, Leadership & Communications 5
Richard '73 and Barbara '73 Dahl $25,000 Challenge
We did it! Thank you to Richard and Barbara Dahl and our generous supporters! Go Vandals!
Early Bird Challenge
Thank you to Kaitlin, Alex, Payton & LeAnn for being our early bird donors!
Vandal Scholarships Leaderboard Challenge
Hooray for scholarships! The top three scholarships that raise the greatest number gifts throughout Vandal Giving Day will receive $1,000 each, courtesy of the University of Idaho Foundation.
Rank Prize Vandal Scholarships Gifts
1 $1,000 Pi Beta Phi Guardian Angel Fund 134
2 $1,000 Vandal Scholarship Fund 106
3 $1,000 CAMP: Si Se Puede Endowment 66
4 Gamma Phi Beta Presidents Fund 41
5 Vandal Promise Scholarships 29
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Rank State Gifts
1 ID 37
2 WA 8
3 OR 4
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