Registration is now open for March with the Pack on Sept. 7

High school students take the field with the marching band at halftime.

High school marching band students are invited to March with the Pack on Saturday, Sept. 7 during the Western Carolina game. The NC State Department of Music’s annual band day drew over 500 high school students last year for an immersive, unforgettable experience performing on the field at Carter Finley Stadium.

Registration is now open for individual students and band directors. More detail is provided below. Visit to register.



DETAILS: Register at to participate in this year’s high school Band Day at Carter-Finley Stadium. Band Day is available for all high school students who are currently active members of their high school bands. Band Directors bringing students can also receive a complimentary ticket and get an up close look at the NC State Marching Band. Join the Power Sound of the South for a gameday rehearsal, lunch and a halftime performance! There is no cost to students.

GAMEDAY TICKETS: High school band members receive one complimentary ticket for themselves only. Parents/guardians and family guests can purchase additional tickets for $35 each through the NC State Athletics Ticket Office. Game tickets must be purchased in advance and are limited to 4 tickets per account. You will be provided a link to purchase tickets after completing registration.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, August 23. All registrations and ticket orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to availability.

MORE INFO: Band students must show up on gameday in their high school band uniform with their instrument/equipment in order to participate and will pick-up their tickets at Dail Practice Complex before rehearsal check-in. Instruments and equipment will not be provided. Family members will also pick-up tickets at Dail Practice Complex during rehearsal (click here for stadium map).