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CU Golden Buffaloes marching band on the field during a CU football game
GBMB performing at the CBA regional
CU Golden Buffaloes marching band on the field during a CU football game

Welcome to the Golden Buffalo Marching Band!

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Welcome to the virtual home of the University of Colorado Golden Buffalo Marching Band! We sincerely hope that you and your families are staying well and healthy during this challenging time. We are making every effort to keep our website updated with current information regarding events that might be affected by the Covid-19 virus. It is our intention and commitment to provide the best experience for any student that wishes to join this organization and we intend to move forward with the 112th version of the Golden Buffalo Marching Band in whatever capacity is safe for our students and the campus community. Our hope is that upon your visit to these pages you will feel the energy and excitement that comes with being a member of the Golden Buffalo Marching Band. Should a specific question be left unanswered, please do not hesitate to email Dr. Matthew Dockendorf, Director.

Fall 2020 Planning

The Golden Buffalo Marching Band has been working throughout summer 2020 to make plans - plans that we know could change at any time - that will allow us to come together this fall as a group. We have been working with our musicians and leadership along the way, keeping the following goals in mind at all times.

Safely provide a sense of community for ALL members of the GBMB

We have gotten the chance to meet face-to-face and start developing connections with our new and returning members. We have loved the chance to welcome our first year members into the GBMB family. We will continue this foundation with a mix of in-person and virtual community building.

Retain and continue our traditions and learn about our 112-year history

Over the course of the semester, we will have the opportunity to teach our many traditions that include our fight songs, alma mater, unique section and game day traditions. We will augment these traditions with virtual lessons that describe our rich history as a marching band.

Continued musical instruction via smaller in-person groups and virtual teaching

In accordance with the guidance from campus, we will be performing in small groups at a distance with minimal performing in larger sections. We will also offer multiple opportunities for virtual music learning and checkpoints during the semester

Personnel

Matthew Dockendorf
Associate Director of Bands
Director, Golden Buffalo Marching Band

Branden Steinmetz
Assistant Director of Bands
Assistant Director, Golden Buffalo Marching Band

Graduate Teaching Assistants

Francisco Borja

Zach Cheever

Melinda Mason

Derek Stoughton

Program Assistant

Laura Graham

Uniform Coordinator

Jessica Finlay-Schultz

Drumline Instructor

Jake Euler, Head Drumline Instructor

Colorguard Instructor

Kirsten Huffman