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Anchor of Sound Basketball Band


The Vanderbilt Anchor of Sound Basketball Band helps create the legendary "Memorial Magic" in Memorial Gym for both Men's and Women's Basketball games. While many members of Anchor of Sound are also members of the Spirit of Gold, that is not a pre-requisite to join! Membership is open to all Vanderbilt University students, regardless of major. Rehearsals begin in October before basketball season begins and are required to participate at games. Select members travel to the Southeastern Conference's Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament and any NCAA Tournament games the team attends. Members receive a service award for each game they play.

The Basketball Band, known for its energy and enthusiastic team support at games, performs a wide variety of music. From classic rock, current top-40, hip-hop, metal, alternative, classical, and jazz, the band adds a real spark to the atmosphere. Students from other universities should communicate with Dr. Morin concerning participation requirements.  


The Spirit of Gold Marching Band includes...


  • Piccolo
  • Clarinet
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Baritone Saxophone


  • Trumpet
  • Mellophone
  • Trombone
  • Baritone/Euphonium
  • Sousaphone


  • Keyboard (Synthesizer)
  • Electric Guitar
  • Bass Guitar
  • Drum Kit


The Anchor of Sound Basketball Band travels to both the Men's and Women's Basketball Southeastern Conference Tournaments. The Anchor of Sound will also travel to post-season tournaments ( such as the NCAA Tournament and the NIT ).  

Travel and food are provided at no cost to the students.  


There is no fee to join the Anchor of Sound Basketball Band. Members receive a Service Award of $25.00 for every regular-season game they play!


All enrolled students are welcome to join the Athletic Bands. Everyone is accepted. To properly balance ensembles and parts, each new member should submit a Placement Assement.


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