The Marching Salukis provide entertainment and school spirit at countless SIU athletic events. Over 180 strong, the members of the band represent every college and major in the University. They take part and are leaders in an incredible variety of academic and extracurricular pursuits. Discipline, teamwork, dedication – all are lessons learned on the marching band field.
The Marching Salukis also provide an environment to learn teamwork, time management, self-discipline, and other important life-lessons that supplement those taught in the academic classroom. Its supporters are friends, alumni, and advocates of the University who recognize the value of the Marching Band experience and are essential to the program's success.
Here is a look back at at the 2019 Marching Salukis season. (Photos by Brian Munoz)
Your contribution is an investment in our students’ success. We are thankful for your generosity. Please see our funding priorities below.
Marching Salukis Activities Fund: This fund benefits the Marching Salukis through support for uniforms, instruments, arrangements, and travel.
Michael Hanes Marching Salukis Scholarship Endowment Fund: Provides scholarships given to students that are members of the Saluki Marching Band.
University Bands Fund: Supports the SIU Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band.
Chancellor Austin Lane looks on as the Marching Salukis practice