The University of Colorado "Golden Buffalo" Marching Band is the Pride and Heart of the CU-Boulder Campus. The band itself consists of 225 members from each school on campus. The band performs at each home football game, select away games, bowl games and every Friday night before home games on Pearl Street for the Pearl Street Stampede.
~Glory Colorado~ Glory, glory Colorado/ Glory, glory Colorado/ Glory, glory Colorado/ Hurray for the Silver and the Gold!/ (repeat)
~Go Colorado~ Away we go, go buffalo/ We want a Colorado victory/ Show them we're out to win this game/ Come on Colorado push on to fame/ Fight for the Silver, Fight for the Gold/ Give a rousing cheer (WooHoo!)/ Hey buffalo, we're gonna show/ Go Colorado, Lets go!
~Fight CU~ Fight CU down the field/ CU must win/ Fight, fight for victory/ CU knows no defeat/ We'll roll up a mighty score/ Never give in/ Shoulder to shoulder/ We will Fight, Fight/ Fight, Fight, Fight!
This tradition is known as either the Pearl Street Stampede or the Buff Stampede. Regardless of the weather conditions The Stampede begins every Friday night before home games at the Court House on Pearl Street Mall and marches West on Pearl to the Daily Camera Building. The stampede is led by Stephen Tebo’s antique CU firetruck and concludes with a pep rally in the Daily Camera Building Parking Lot at 11th and Pearl.
This group consists of 97 select musicians that perform for CU Men's and Women's Basketball home games at Coors Events Center. This popular and enthusiastic group has also traveled with the teams to Pacific-12 Conference and NCAA tournaments. The ensemble is open by audition to any student at CU who participated in the Golden Buffalo Marching Band in the fall. Alumni band members are usually welcome to play with the basketball band with the prerequisite of having marched for four years in the marching band during their college career at CU.