Humboldt State University Marching Lumberjacks

The Marching Lumberjacks are the official student run marching band of Humboldt State University. The band, also known as the "Banned" performs in the scatter band style often associated with ivy league schools, using humorous routines and scripts during its half-time field shows in Redwood Bowl.


The band plays at numerous campus and community events, marches in parades across California and Oregon, aids in student recruiting, and performs at home football and basketball games. Its traditional uniform consists of a yellow logger's hardhat, suspenders, a yellow t-shirt, green work pants, and boots.

The Band's Introduction

"Ladies and gentlemen"
"Boys and Girls"
"Republicans and Democrats"
"The Associated Students of Humboldt State"
"Are unable to prevent your world famous"
"Humboldt State University Marching Lumberjacks!"

Appearances in Media

The group was depicted marching into the Pacific Ocean in a photograph in the July 1993 National Geographic magazine. Members of the band were cast to portray a high school band in the 2001 feature film The Majestic with Jim Carrey, filmed in Ferndale, California.

Fight Song

Drive on Humboldt

Football version

"Drive on Humboldt, on down the field;"
"Drive on Humboldt, we'll never yield!"
"Tackle 'em, Sock 'em, Back Field, Block 'em"
"We are on the make! Rah Rah Rah!"
"We must have a victory;"
"for the green and gold!"
"For Humboldt State!"

Basketball version

"Drive on Humboldt, on down the floor;"
"Drive on Humboldt, show them the door;"
"Big Cy snuff them, Peal stuff them;"
"We are on the make! RAH RAH RAH!"
"We must have a victory,"
"for the Green and Gold,"
"So fight, fight, fight and win"
"for Humboldt State!" []


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