My friends and I are not in the Holy Cross band. In fact, none of us are studying music at the College. However, I can speak to the fact that music is a popular interest on campus, both officially and recreationally.
When you attend a basketball game, for instance, you will hear the pep band playing loudly across from the high-energy student’s section. On another occasion, you can attend a concert put on by your friends and students. Many of these students are in fact music majors, minors or double majors. https://www.holycross.edu/academics/programs/music
If you are not planning on a major in music or being a member of the Holy Cross band, there are many opportunities to explore a musical hobby. Between the frequent “10 spot” concerts held in the student center, the much anticipated battle of the bands and the handful of popular a cappella groups, there are no barriers to students sharing their musical talents with their peers at Holy Cross
My friends and I and many other non music majors on campus are given access to a band room in which we can rehearse. Holy Cross also offers music and vocal lessons on campus if you are looking to make progress during your time on campus. https://www.holycross.edu/academics/programs/music/lessons-and-performance-program. In short, whether you’re an established musician or someone who has just begun to learn, you will find that music is very much a part of the liberal arts curriculum here at Holy Cross.