Parade Information

July 1st, 2014

Parade Schedule

8:00 – Get Instruments/Equipment at USF
*Note – all brass instruments are currently disassembled for the summer. If you have your own, I recommend you use it. I do not care about them being silver. If you need one of ours, that’s completely fine. Just get here in time to put it together. Bring some valve oil/slide grease

8:45 – Depart for parade via BullRunner. We only have one bus so it is going to make a couple of trips. If you would rather meet us there you can, but you’ll have to walk back to your car after the parade. I recommend going on the BullRunner

10:00 – Parade Begins

12:00 (approx.) – Parade ends. BullRunner will make a couple of trips back to campus.

12:30 – Turn instruments/equipment back in.

12:31 – Enjoy the rest of your summer.

HOT t-shirt, Khaki shorts, tennis shoes, HOT Ball cap

We’ll bring water, but you are welcome to bring your own.

4th of July Parade

July 1st, 2014

The HOT Band has been asked to march in the Temple Terrace 2014 Fourth of July Parade. (more…)

Spring Game – Saturday, March 29, 2014

March 26th, 2014

Game Day Schedule for HOT Band Members

11:30-1:30 – Check out instruments from Bruce (at SoM)
2:00 – Call Time behind USF Baseball Stadium (on Sycamore)
2:15 – Warm Up – Drum Major Candidates
3:00 – Mini Road Show in front of Soccer Stadium
3:15 – Break into groups to interview candidates
3:45 – National Anthem
4:00 – Kick Off
6:00 (approx.) – Game ends
6:30 – Check in instruments (at SoM)


  • Please wear shorts and the HOT T-Shirt
  • Voting will go much faster if you bring a pencil/pen
  • Anybody who marched this year is eligible to perform. Also, since you have a vested interest in the continued success of the band, anybody who marched this year will also be allowed to vote for the candidates.
  • We have four candidates auditioning for two spots. Your votes will determine the 2014 HOT Drum Majors.
  • This is a free event if your family/friends would like to attend.
  • We will collect all HOT instruments at the end of the game (except Show Band).
  • Sun Screen is your friend!

New Site Design

November 13th, 2013

Our website has a new look! Feel free to look around. More to come soon.

Student Info Form 2013

April 22nd, 2013

If you are planning on being a member of the Herd of Thunder Marching Band for fall 2013, please fill out the form found at this link: 2013 Student Info Form

2013 Drumline Audition Information

April 8th, 2013

The Herd of Thunder Marching Band will be holding Drum Line auditions for the Fall 2013 season on the following dates:

  • Saturday, May 25
  • Saturday, June 22
  • Saturday, July 27


2013 Color Guard Auditions ***UPDATED

February 25th, 2013

The Herd of Thunder Marching Band will be holding Color Guard auditions for the upcoming 2013 season on Saturday, May 11 from 10:00am – 4:00pm at the USF School of Music. For more information about Herd of Thunder Color Guard auditions, please contact Jamie Dyer at

2013 Feature Twirler Auditions ***UPDATED

February 25th, 2013

The Herd of Thunder Marching Band will be holding Feature Twirler auditions for the upcoming 2013-14 school year on Saturday, May 11 from 8:00am – 10:00am at the USF School of Music.  For more information about Feature Twirler auditions, please contact Jamie Dyer at

HOT Band Camp 2013

February 25th, 2013

The dates for the 2013 Herd of Thunder Band Camp (for all current and prospective members) will be Sunday, August 18 – Friday, August 23.  If you are interested in joining the Herd of Thunder as a first time member, please see our Future Members page.

USF Winterguard Auditions

September 12th, 2012

Auditions for the 2013 USF Winterguard program will be held September 23rd from 10:00am – 6:00pm at the University Area Community Developement Center located at 14013 N 22nd Street, Tampa, FL 33613. The cost to audition is $35.00. Students auditioning should bring their own rifle/sabre. Flags will be provided. For more information please contact