Welcome to The Rice MOB!

Thank you for your interest in making a gift to Rice University Bands.  A gift of any amount can greatly impact our students’ experience.

A gift to the Rice University Bands Gift Fund provides support for The MOB, the Jazz Big Band, the Jazz Combo, Chamber Music for non-Music Majors, and the Rice Symphonic Band.

A gift to the Marching Owls Gift Fund provides support for rehearsal, training, travel ,and performances by The MOB.


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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!