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Cal Band: Fund for California

Raised toward our $15,000 Goal
138 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 04, at 11:59 PM PDT
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Cal Band: Fund for California

This project has ended, but you can still support amazing Berkeley initiatives by visiting Your continued support of our students, faculty and staff will ensure that Berkeley remains the #1 public university. Go Bears!



We have one last goal to reach, 125 donors! Help us reach our goal by making a gift today!

The University of California Marching Band is a student-run organization dedicated to spreading the California spirit and bringing excitement to Cal fans through our music and performances. As a group funded primarily through private sources, we greatly depend on the generosity of our donors.

Pumping up the crowd in with a pregame battle at the Armed Forces Bowl in December 2015

In the fall, Cal Band practices every day to rehearse music and run through our marching routines for our football pregame and halftime shows. When we are not practicing on the field, we proudly wear our Straw Hat Band uniform to all manner of sporting events like basketball, and volleyball, to show our support to our athletes and entertain Cal fans.

Cal Day 2015

Our annual Sproul Steps during Cal Day 2015

We also play short sets for Cal Band alumni events, summertime CalSO groups, and anyone who would like to bring our spirit and music to their special events. Most recently, we performed in the Super Bowl 50 halftime show alongside Coldplay, Beyonce, and Bruno Mars. This was an experience of a lifetime that truly demonstrated our ability to work with professionals and showcase our traditional marching style to an audience of over 150 million viewers. We will continue to reach out to new audiences and further spread the California Spirit as we journey to China and Japan for our Asia Tour at the start of summer.

Our final rehearsal before performing in Super Bowl 50

Amazing opportunities like these have allowed us the chance to extend our reach to not only our Bay Area fans, but also to the international community. We are currently working to raise money to replace our old lockers for new ones to match our size. Our current instrument lockers are broken, outdated, and require replacement. As the band continues to grow, space is becoming increasingly cramped, and our locker rooms are not storing our belongings securely.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors so far, we have raised $80,000 toward $150,000 for a complete a full replacement of 350 lockers. With your support during this campaign, we hope to raise an additional $15,000, which will help cover the cost of 17 lockers, complete layout renovation, and 15 benches. Any gift today at any level to bring us closer to our new locker room.

Questions? Concerns? Contact Alyssa Ransom at Thank you and Go Bears!

Our way
of Thanking You


Personal Thank You

To show our gratitude for your gift, you will receive a hand-written thank you note from one of our members.

15 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: June 2016


Exclusive Practice Experience

With your donation, you and your friends will get the chance to see the Cal Band in action in Memorial Stadium. You will get a behind the scenes experience to see how we perform our shows.

22 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: August 2016


Big C Lapel Pin

For your donation, you will receive an exclusive, Cal Band honorary pin. Can be worn on a lapel, vest, or as a brooch.

50 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: June 2016


Mention in our Program Book

Your name will be listed as a core sponsor in the program book for our annual Northern California Benefit

14 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: October 2016


Conduct the Band

Once in a lifetime opportunity to conduct the band during our Noon concerts or at a basketball game. You get to choose the song!

9 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: August 2016


VIP Field Access for Pregame

You will get to experience our Pregame football show from the the field of the stadium; the closest you can be to all of the action!

0 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: September 2016


Signed Bass Drum Head

You will receive a signed script "Cal" bass drum head with a personal message from the entire band

7 of 7 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: June 2016


Engraved Name

Your name will be forever engraved in our new lockers

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Estimated Delivery: July 2016


Acknowledgement during a Show

Name recognition during a halftime or pregame performance at a Home Football Game.

0 of 5 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: September 2016
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