Welcome to The Rice MOB!

Fall rehearsal times:

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 8-9:30p,
on Rice Stadium concourse outside Gladu Band Hall


We are closely monitoring updates from Rice, C-USA, and the scientific community regarding COVID-19. We are working hard to ensure that we can have high-quality in-person and virtual experiences for all MOBsters, and will give you updates as they become available here.

Updated Sep 24

Want to join the MOB or Rice Bands in 2020? Click here!

What is the Marching Owl Band? An age old question. Some say we’re tacky. Distasteful. Shameless. Offensive. And we agree completely. The MOB is all of those things and more. We pride ourselves on playing good music, satirizing whatever deserves it, and having fun.

We’re “Marching” in name only. Instead, we scatter to various formations and play from them. In truth, we’re performance artists, but rather than just dance interpretively to hazy saxophone, or spin fire, we do these things while also joking around on the field.

So, come and join us, and find out that there’s still room to rock out on the field!