The Trojan Marching Band plays an important role for USC as the spirit behind its athletic teams, the soundtrack for the campus, its ambassador to the world, and – through appearances in the media – as “Hollywood’s Band.”


“The Spirit of Troy” is the largest student organization on campus and functions as a part of the Division of Student Affairs, not the USC Thornton School of Music nor Athletics. Most people are surprised to learn the band must generate 75% of its operating funds from contributions or through “for hire” performances. Without these additional dollars, there would not be sufficient funds to meet the cost of such critical items as new instruments, uniforms and especially travel.


Therefore, your private support is essential for maintaining the performance quality, showmanship, and energy at the high levels the Trojan Family and audiences across the globe has always enjoyed from Dr. Arthur C. Bartner and the talented, hard-working USC students who perform under his direction.


Thank you for considering a donation to The Spirit of Troy and “Fight On!”