Our Beginnings

The present-day Tellefsen Hall is the offspring of several organizations related to the Cal Band of the past. According to most accounts, one of these organizations was Mrs. Roth’s Boarding House on Haste Street, a home to many Band members in the 1950s. Band officers encouraged members to live there, and it also served as a venue for social gatherings for the Band. But then the house grew too popular/large for that small location and a few decades later obtained a beautiful location on the northside of campus.

Present Day

Tellefsen Hall is home to 44 members of the California Marching Band and we’re looking for new members to join our house as our members graduate. We offer a unique living experience that you can’t get anywhere else on campus. Our housing options are $4000 cheaper than the average dorm room. We have our own full time chef, cleaning staff, and Board of Directors that ensure your experience at TH will be a positive one. Everyone in the house is a member of the Cal Band, so you’ll be living with the people you practice and perform with. It’s a great community of bandsmen at an affordable price.