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EIU Panther Marching Band

The Panther Marching Band is the sound and spirit of Eastern Illinois University! Whether before, during or after the game, the Panther Marching Band strives for excellence as we support our athletic teams, entertain our fans, serve as ambassadors for our university, and inspire joy as we uphold the traditions of EIU.

Known for energizing audiences throughout the Midwest, the PMB regularly supports many local and regional events and are privileged to be an important part of EIU and Charleston, IL.

The PMB is one of the largest, most visible, and exciting organizations on campus. We are also one of the most diverse, with students representing nearly every academic discipline at EIU. Membership is open to all EIU students who play a band instrument.

Come be a part of this exciting organization! Get more information here!

Scholarships for 2019! Deadline Extended!

The Panther Marching Band is excited to offer $10,000 in scholarships to first-year students, including first-year transfer students, who march with the Panther Marching Band in the Fall of 2019. Students must be non-music majors and play woodwind, brass, and marching percussion instruments. Music minors are still eligible and are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Applicants must complete the online application which includes a short essay. Applicants must also include a link to a youtube video of a solo performance on their instrument: 

Woodwinds and Brass players must play 1 major scale (2 octaves where possible) and a 1 minute musical excerpt. You are free to select whatever scale and excerpt you prefer.

Percussionists must play a double stroke roll, paradiddles, a buzz roll, and part of a drum cadence. 

Click here to apply.

Deadline to apply is March 15, 2019. 

Questions? Email Dr. Benjamin James Druffel, Panther Marching Band Director, at



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