Founded in 1920 as a student-led group of approximately 20 students, the Carolina Band has grown to number more than 350 students representing over 65 academic majors and 22 states. Students in the Carolina Band represent nearly every college and school on the USC Columbia campus, with numerous Honors College students and Capstone Scholars. As the band marches toward the centennial of its founding, it continues to entertain fans, serve the university and community, and provide students with an outlet to represent the very best of what the University of South Carolina has to offer.