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Prospective Members

Future Member Information:

A Message from Tarleton President, Dr. Dottavio

Dear Prospective Tarleton Texan:

Thank you for your interest in Tarleton State University and our band program. Tarleton's outstanding academic reputation and uncommon spirit are enhanced by our music program that includes professional performance, music education, and band opportunities for music majors and non-majors.

Tarleton is the right size for you: small enough to feel as warm and personal as a liberal arts college, but with the resources and stature of a public university that is the second-largest in the Texas A&M System. Tarleton offers a rich array of academic, social, and cultural opportunities to complement the curriculum.

Our music program brings internationally renowned conductors and composers to campus to work with our students as well as invited high school musicians and band directors at the Tarleton Invitational and the Jazz Festival.

These and other hands-on experiences for music education majors prepare them to become leaders in the field.

The Homecoming Parade, the May Fete, the Commencement Ceremony, and many other favorite Tarleton traditions feature student performance groups. The Texan Marching Band electrifies the crowd supporting our nationally-ranked football program. They truly are "The Sound and the Fury of Tarleton!" The Basketball Pep Band is an important part of the game-day experience and contributes to the success of our women's and men's teams. The athletic bands are open to students from all majors on campus.

In all of our performance groups, students develop leadership skills, life-long friendships, and lasting memories. From the personal attention of the faculty to the thunderous applause of a stadium crowd, students involved in our band program have many extraordinary opportunities at Tarleton. I invite you to complete the Prospective Band Member form and then come visit and see why we are proud to be part of this remarkable university!

F. Dominic Dottavio, Ph.D.

Scholarship Information

  • Scholarship Request Process
    • Request a scholarship audition through our online form.
    • First-time freshman and transfer students will also need to apply for admission to the university and complete the university scholarship application.
    • All returning students must reapply the second week of February. Decisions on renewing scholarships are typically made after Spring semester juries/final exams.