Marshall University offers two opportunities for financial assistance for members of the Marching Thunder. Each band member receives a band stipend at the conclusion of the marching season. In addition to the stipend, students may apply for a limited number of partial tuition scholarships. All new students interested in applying for a partial tuition waiver should schedule an audition.

If a new student is also a music major, the audition for the Department of Music will also apply for a tuition scholarship for the marching band. Auxiliary members are also eligible for financial assistance. In addition, marching band may be used to satisfy the physical education requirement in the curriculum. Marching Thunder students also receive one-hour academic credit by enrolling in the marching band.

If you are unable to attend any of the audition dates and would still like to be considered for financial assistance, you should contact the band office.


Audition Requirements: Major scales, prepared music of the student’s choosing, a short sight-reading piece that we will provide. Percussionists should also be prepared to play basic rudiments.

Audition Dates: 

May 6, 2017
1:00-3:00

Click here to register for this date

To schedule an alternate audition time, please contact Dr. Adam Dalton