Founded in 1891, The Spirit and Sound of OSU (the Oregon State University Marching Band) was the first band organized in the PAC-12 conference. Growth and quality of the OSU athletic bands program has garnered regional and national respect in recent years, as the program serves over 450 students each year through marching, pep, concert, and jazz bands. The OSU Marching Band is known as "The Spirit and Sound of OSU" and is comprosed of students representing majors across campus. The band performs at all home football games and at select away games. The band prides itself in presenting energetic, entertaining performances, bringing something new to every game, and taking a big part in the game atmosphere at Reser Stadium.