THE NATIONALLY FAMOUS FIGHTIN’ TEXAS AGGIE BAND
Known for its precision military marching formations on the football field, the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band is the largest military marching band in the nation. This 300+ member Corps of Cadets unit is the official marching band of Texas A&M University. Performing at all home football games, several away games, parades and events, this organization is one of the most traveled collegiate marching bands in the nation. The Aggie Band operates under strict military guidelines as an integral part of the Corps of Cadets. The Aggie Band was presented the Sudler Trophy from the John Philip Sousa Foundation in 2001 in recognition of the long tradition of excellence established by the organization.
Now forming at the north end of Kyle Field…
RehearsalsThe Texas Aggie Band rehearses Monday through Friday, 7:00 – 8:30 AM at the Music Activities Center. Aggie Band members receive one academic credit for each semester of participation in the band.
A limited number of university instruments are available for student use, however, students are encouraged to bring their own instruments.
Spring Semester ActivitiesIn the spring semester, members of the band remain full members of the Corps of Cadets and the Aggie Band represents the university at various parades and campus military reviews. In addition to these activities, members of the Aggie Band may choose to participate in the Aggieland Dance Orchestra, the University Wind Symphony, Symphonic Winds, Symphonic Band, Concert Band or the University Jazz Ensemble during the fall or spring semesters.
A-Battery Noblemen Tough, Tops, Tenacious
In our 53 years of history, A-Battery has served the Corps of Cadets and the Aggie Band as an outfit devoted to the success of its members in both the military and the private sectors. We understand that while you're a cadet, your academic degree ultimately comes first. As a result, A-Battery consistently ranks in the upper quarter of the Corps academically. We pride ourselves in creating diverse training environments that challenge our people in ways other outfits don't - ruck marches, swim workouts, and leadership discussions with highly successful people to name a few. Our time here in the Corps only lasts four years, but the relationships built as an A-Battery Noblemen last a lifetime. If you're someone who genuinely wants friendship, challenge, and an unparalleled Corps experience, join A-Battery - Tough, Tops, Tenacious.
The More We Sweat in Peace, The Less We Bleed in War
B-Battery is one of the units of the Aggie Band. In B-Batt, we value brotherhood, unity, and camaraderie. Suffice to say, we’re all about building strong bonds and relationships among all our cadets. Our cadets put in hard work to excel at cadet life while pursuing academic achievement. Aside from physical fitness and professionalism, we also incorporate fun and unique training times throughout the year, such as swim physical training at the Rec, outfit sports, or inviting guests to speak to the outfit.
C-Battery is a recently reinstated outfit in the Corps of Cadets (reestablished in 2013). C-Battery is history in the making. Current Marksmen are molding an outfit that fits the standards that we set in place for ourselves as leaders in the Corps. We focus on bettering ourselves and developing our people; be better today than you were yesterday. We strive to push every individual to reach their max potential and we make a promise to never give up on our fellow cadets. The overall mission of our outfit is to provide cadets with a platform for personal and professional growth through purpose-driven and intentional training which challenges our mental and physical fortitude.
A-Company Wolfpack Wolves Run Together
Our mission is to develop leaders of quality prepared for the global challenges of the future by relentlessly pursuing excellence in everything we do. We have a wolfpack mentality where we look out for each other and are willing to help others achieve success. Our outfit values are excellence, respect, selfless service, and grit.
B-Company Street Fighters Hell Bent Street Fighters
Established in 1976, B-Company is known for its intense leadership development both on and off the Quad. We pride ourselves in encouraging intensity in everything we do, and we constantly strive for excellence in academics and physical training. Discipline, focus, and spirit are core tenets to B-Company’s ethos. In B-Company, “The Hottest Fire Forges the Strongest Steel”.
C-Company is one of six outfits that make up the Fighting Texas Aggie Band. Here, Crusaders learn to prosper, displaying excellence in all we do while continually learning new skills and pursuing new challenges. As a Crusader, you will have the opportunity to be a leader, develop professional skills, and live an organized lifestyle. With the support of a family of fellow Crusaders, we expect our cadets to not only make it through a challenging 4 years, but thrive while doing so.