The Apache Marching Band is the most visible element of the band program at Tyler Junior College. Its primary role is performing at football games, parades and exhibition performances at high schools and marching band contests. There are plentiful scholarships available for all interested students who qualify by audition.
Comprised of approximately 200 members, The Apache Band is the largest student organization on campus and stands as an ever evolving icon of both old and new campus traditions. Our membership includes students from across the country and represents all areas of academic disciplines, including Music, Nursing, Education, Business, General Studies and Engineering. More than 95% of the Apache Band members receive significant scholarships towards their tuition and fees each semester. The remarkable spirit of the Apache Band comes from the enthusiasm of students who combine their collaborative talents and backgrounds to create a high quality musical experience for all involved.
The Apache Marching Band performs both on and off the TJC campus and travels to other campuses during the football season. The band also makes frequent featured appearances at various regional and area marching contests, and performs innovative music and drill that represents the contemporary drum corps marching style with the infusion of excitement.
For more than 75 years the Apache Marching Band has stirred the hearts of TJC fans with its powerful music and creative marching drills. The band is as much a part of Tyler Junior College tradition as Black and Gold. Both on the field and in the stands, the members of the band create an atmosphere of excitement through outstanding musical performance and an unabashed spirit for TJC football.