Be a part of a Samford Legacy

The Samford University Marching Band supports university athletic teams, provides entertainment for our Bulldog fans, and builds positive community relations for the Athletics Department and the University Band Program. The Marching Band also seeks to improve student’s musical skills, to provide performance opportunities, to enhance the overall quality of time spent in the university environment for its members, and to develop leadership skills to transfer into their academic and professional lives.

The Samford Marching Bulldogs rehearse on Tuesday/Thursday 4-5:50 p.m. and Friday 4:30-5:50 p.m.

Performs at all home football games, one away game, and a high school marching exhibition in the Fall. Membership is open to all with previous band experience; marching experience is not necessary and no audition is required for the ensemble! Scholarships are available by audition.

For more information, contact Grant Dalton

Interested in Joining?

If you would like to join the Samford Marching Band for the 2022-2023 Season, please complete the following link. If you are a percussionist, dancer, majorette, or color guard member, you will still need to complete this form and your audition form.

Interest Form

For information regarding Athletic Bands Scholarships, contact Grant Dalton

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Color Guard

Color Guard opportunities are available. Please contact Grant Dalton


Mission Statement

Our mission is to grow and excel beyond all expectations as performers while placing an added emphasis on the ‘more’ in our lives. Though our first goal as Samford Majorettes is to effectively twirl and perform alongside the Samford University Marching Band, we will also strive to grow in all areas of our life through the mindset of knowing that there is much more to us, and expected of us, throughout our lives.

2024 Audition Information

Please contact Dr. Grant B. Dalton

Dance Team

Samford Dance Team 2023-24

Who are we?

The Samford University Dance Team (SUDT) serves as part of the Samford University Athletic Band Program in the School of the Arts. The team serves to support various university athletic teams, provides entertainment for our Bulldog fans, and builds positive community relations for the Athletics Department and the University Band Program.

SUDT can be seen performing:

  • Home football games (halftime performance and sidelines)
  • A selection of home men’s and women’s home basketball games
  • The SOCON baskeball tournament in Asheville, NC

What is our time commitment?

The Samford Dance Team practices three days a week and completes team workouts throughout the week as well. We strive for the highest achieveable level of skill, strength and conditioning, and we work diligently as a team to encourage each other to be our best throughout our 8-month season.

Prep Clinics 2024

We will host two audition prep clinics this season for dancers to come learn about the team, sharpen skills required at auditions, and obtain an overall impression of SUDT culture. There will also be time set apart for Q&A to answer any and all audition questions. This year’s clinics will be the following dates:

February 17, 2024 - Register

March 24, 2024 - Register

Auditions 2023

Each member of the Samford Dance Team must audition for their spot each year alongside all incoming talent. This year, auditions will take place on April 12-13, 2024 in the Pete Hanna Center. There will be no makeup or video auditions. You can download the 2024-25 audition packet and register for auditions below. Both are due March 29, 2024 by midnight. No late submissions accepted.

Please email Coach Valerie Powell with any questions regarding the program.

SUDT 2024-25 Audition Packet.pdf
SUDT 2024-25 Audition Registration

Athletic Band Scholarships

Athletic Bands Scholarships are available for winds, brass, percussion, color guard and majorettes through an audition. Students pursuing an academic major other than music can compete for an Athletic Bands Scholarship by completing an application form and live or video audition. When submitting a video audition, copy and paste link into scholarship application. Ensemble placement is at the discretion of faculty based upon scholarship application and audition results.

Winds and Brass

Prepare the Samford Fight Song for your instrument, plus one additional piece that demonstrates your highest musical achievement.

Samford Fight Song


Contact Dr. Grant Dalton if you have questions regarding percussion requirements.

Athletic Bands Scholarship Application

Clinics and Camps

Camps and clinics take place in the spring.  Check back for more information later this fall.