The Spirit of Houston Cougar Marching Band is made up of over 300 members dedicated to promoting the spirit of the University through its musical performance and support of the Cougar football team. Membership is open to all students with previous band experience.
The Spirit of Houston performs at all home games and performs out of state at least once a year. The band has marched in numerous parades, including the Houston Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Rodeo Parade. Spirit groups have traveled around the nation to locations such as Ann Arbor, West Point, Hattiesburg, New Orleans, Austin, and Greenville. Most recently, the band competed for, and won a performance spot in the Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime show produced by MTV.