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Join the Marching Thunder 2018!

Registration is now open for the Marching Thunder 2018!

Membership in the Marching Thunder is open to any student at Marshall University regardless of major.  There are no auditions for wind players to be in the band.  Drumline, Color Guard, Featured Twirlers, and Majorettes have auditions at the end of April.  Click here for more information about those auditions.

New students to Marshall should click the “New Member Registration” link below to register on our database so we can send you information throughout the summer including details for band camp, new music, and other exciting things.  It is also important that you register for Marching Band (MUS 266) at your summer orientation.  When you register at the link below, please use your 901 number as your “Student ID”

Returning members of the Marching Thunder should click the “Returning Member Registration” to fill out this form so we know to expect you.  Please also make sure you register for MUS 266/466 for next fall!

Click here for New Member Registration 

Click here for Returning Member Registration

 Performance Calendar

Please note that this is subject to change. The final schedule will be distributed at band camp.

August
9-16 Band Camp
16 Pullman Plaza Pep Rally
17 Freshman March (Drum Line Only)
30 Paint the Capital Green (Tuition Waiver Recipients Only)

September
8 Home Game- EKU
22 Home Game- NC State
25 Kanawha Band and Majorette Festival

October
6 Home Game- MTSU
13 Tri-State Marching Festival
18 Homecoming Parade
20 Home Game- FAU (Homecoming)
27 Exhibition- Winfield High School

November
10 Home Game- Charlotte
17 Home Game- UTSA

Tri-State Marching Clinics and Marching Thunder Guard and Percussion Auditions- May 5th


The Marshall University Marching Thunder is excited to offer a unique experience for color guard and percussion students in our area.  Our Color Guard and Drumline clinics will give students of all ages and ability levels an opportunity to learn from the Marching Thunder’s talented educators in a fun and exciting environment.

The official majorette and featured twirler auditions will take place on Saturday, April 21st from 10am-1pm. We will reschedule the majorette clinic portion of the experience for later in the summer.

We are also excited to team with Appalachian Gold Drum and Bugle Corps to offer additional clinics for brass and leadership. Students will learn technique as well as fun choreography or music to help them grow as performers.  These clinics will take place in the morning and afternoon of Saturday, May 5, 2018.

The other aspect of our Tri-State Marching Clinics is the audition portion for eligible students.  Students who will be attending Marshall University in the fall will be able to audition for the color guard, majorettes, featured twirlers, and percussion sections that evening.  This gives prospective members the opportunity to learn for the entire day and the show off their skills in a low-pressure environment that evening.There will be a $20 registration fee for all participants that can be paid at check-in.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Locations

Percussion- Marching Thunder Band Complex located on the first floor of the Henderson Center. 

Color Guard- Marshall Recreation Center

Majorettes- Marshall Recreation Center

Brass and Leadership- Smith Music Hall

 

Clinic Schedule

8:30- Registration Opens

9:00- Clinic Session 1

12:00- Lunch (Pizza provided in the Band Room)

1:30- Clinic Session 2

4:30- Clinic concludes

 

Audition Schedule

Students who will be attending Marshall in the fall and are interested in auditioning for color guard, majorettes, or percussion will begin their audition process at 5:30 in their assigned locations.  Please note that dinner is not provided for those students auditioning, but there are plenty of places to eat close to Marshall. 

Percussion

If you play snare, tenors, or bass, please bring your own instrument and sticks.  Mallet players should bring their own mallets.

Battery percussion may go outside for some or all of the clinic, so please bring hats and sunscreen. You may also want to bring a large water bottle to take with you outside.

Click here to download the percussion audition packet

Color Guard

While we have some equipment available to use, please plan to bring your own flag and rifle or sabre if you spin those.  Water will be available at the recreation center, but you may want to bring a water bottle and a towel.

Parking

Parking is available in the Stadium West Parking Lot free of charge for the day. 

Spectators

There is limited space for spectators including families at the clinic locations.  We are at the discretion of the facility managers.  Please plan to find another location during the clinic time.  Spectators will not be allowed during the audition portion of the day.    

Please let me know if you have any questions as we get closer to the day.  I am looking forward to seeing you and know you will have a great time!

For more information or questions, please contact, Dr. Adam Dalton

Congratulations to our Tri-State Award Winners

Congratulations to all our 2017 Tri-State Marching Festival participants! It was a great day of music and marching. Here are the results of this year’s festival.

 

Class A

Overall
1st- Mason County High School
2nd- Raceland-Worthington High School
3rd- Woodrow Wilson High School

Percussion
1st- Mason County High School
2nd- Woodrow Wilson High School
3rd- Sissonville High School

Drum Major
1st- Wahama High School
2nd- Rural Retreat High School
3rd- Sissonville High School

Color Guard
1st- Magnolia High School
2nd- Symmes Valley High School
3rd- Woodrow Wilson High School


Class AA

Overall
1st- Dawson Bryant High School
2nd- Wayne High School
3rd- Nicholas County High School

Percussion
1st- Dawson Bryant High School
2nd- Nicholas County High School
3rd- Wayne High School

Drum Major
1st- Nicholas County High School
2nd- Dawson Bryant High School
3rd- Wayne High School

Color Guard
1st- Dawson Bryant High School
2nd- Nicholas County High School
3rd- Wayne High School


A/AA Division Awards

Grand Champion- Dawson-Bryant High School
Runner Up Grand Champion- Mason County High School

Best Music- Dawson Bryant-High School
Best Marching- Dawson-Bryant High School
Best General Effect- Dawson-Bryant High School

Majorettes
1st- Nicholas County High School
2nd- Woodrow Wilson High School

Twirler
1st- Nicholas County High School
2nd- Ravenswood High School
3rd- Sissonville High School


Class AAA

Overall
1st- Chesapeake High School
2nd- Capital High School

Percussion
1st- Chesapeake High School
2nd- Capital High School

Drum Major
1st- Capital High School
2nd- Chesapeake High School

Color Guard
1st- Chesapeake High School
2nd- Capital High School


Class AAAA

Overall
1st- South Point High School
2nd- Hurricane High School
3rd- Nitro High School

Percussion
1st- Hurricane High School
2nd- South Point High School
3rd- Huntington High School

Drum Major
1st- Hurricane High School
2nd- Richwood High School
3rd- Nitro High School

Color Guard
1st- South Point High School
2nd- Hurricane High School
3rd- Nitro High School


AAA/AAAA Division Awards

Grand Champion- South Point High School
Runner Up Grand Champion- Hurricane High School

Best Music- Hurricane High School
Best Marching- South Point High School
Best General Effect- South Point High School

Majorettes
1st- Richwood High School

Twirler
1st- Capital High School
2nd- Richwood High School

Final Recap