University Bands and Spirit Programs

Band Day 2013

Saturday, September 7, 2013

For over 30 years, Butler University has been inviting high school bands and band directors for instrument-specific master classes with Butler music faculty and graduate students. Participants perform at half-time alongside other musicians, showcasing their talents in front of an energetic Butler Bowl crowd. Each year, a guest artist on the featured instrument joins in the fun.Tromboje -Slides

Tubas blew the crowd away in 2011, while the Flutes and Piccolos took center field in 2012. For 2013, we are proud to feature the Trombones, with Butler Unversity Professor of Trombone, Jared Rodin.

Join us on Saturday, September 7, for Band Day 2013!

Of course we want all members of your band to attend, but you are also welcome to just send your trombones. All students will be involved in the morning rehearsal, the faculty master-classes and the on-field massed band performance. There are no student costs for the day's events, and Butler football game tickets are a great bargain for parents at the gate (only $12). Come see our newly renovated stadium and its beautiful "Field Turf" surface!

Music for the day.

1) "Die Young" arr. Jay Bocook, Hal Leonard. We will be teaching your flags a routine to this song. All other flagwork for any of the other tunes is entirely up to you, but no other flagwork is required.  Die Young Recording

2) Trombone feature on "Fever." Just your trombones will play this and here are the three (3) parts, the feature-part's score and the recordings:

  1. Trombone 1
  2. Trombone 2
  3. Trombone 3
  4. Trombone Feature Score
  5. Trombone Feature Recording
  6. Wallace arr. Recording

3) "The Speak Up Mambo" arr. Rod Harkins, Matrix Music.   Speak Up Mambo Recording

4) The "Butler War Song" - if you don't have this on (It's our Fight Song) we can send it to you.  War Song Recording


Let Us Know You're Coming


Please plan to arrive between 12:30 and 1:30p.m.

1:00p.m. -  2:00p.m. Butler Band rehearsal, which you are invited to observe.
2:00p.m. -  3:30p.m. Massed band rehearsal in the Butler Bowl.
3:45p.m. - 4:30p.m. Master-classes with Butler Music Faculty and our soloist, Jared Rodin.
4:30p.m. - 5:30p.m. Dinner Break.  Bands may brings sack lunches or bring food in.  The concession stands will open at 4:30p.m. for snacks and drinks.
5:40p.m. High School bands in their stadium seating locations.
5:50p.m. Pre-game show by the Butler Band.
6:00p.m. Kickoff.  Butler vs. Whittenberg 

Contact the band office at or (317) 940-9876 if you have any questions.