Drum Major


     Welcome to the "Spirit of the West" Marching Band at Montana State University. We can be seen and heard at all home Bobcat football games as well as dozens of other events around campus and in our community. We are pleased to offer unique performances featuring lively and entertaining music, choreography, and field drill in support of Bobcat spirit. The "Spirit of the West" is directed by Dr. Nathan Stark with assistant Stephen Versaevel.


 Join 2018 BAND DAY at Bobcat Stadium

Band Day

Play in the combined band of nearly 300 on the field at halftime--all current Montana High School Band students are eligible

More information on Band Day

Listen to what some of our members say about what it means to be a part of the SotW


We offer a $1000 Scholarship to all members!

The band is open to ALL current MSU students with High School Band experience. 

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Your 2018 Leadership Team

Leadership 2018

Watch Us In Action!

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