Registration is now open for the Marching Thunder 2017!

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

August 10

12:00-3:00pm- Move-in to dorms
3:00-5:00pm- Band Camp Registration
5:00pm- Welcome meeting
6:00-9:00pm- Rehearsal

August 11-14

9:00am-12:00pm- Marching Rehearsal*
12:00-1:30pm- Lunch (On Your Own)
1:30-4:30- Flex Block (sectionals, music rehearsals, etc.)
4:30-6:00pm- Dinner (Provided on campus)
6:00-9:00pm- Ensemble Rehearsal

*We will not rehearse the morning of Sunday, August 13. We will begin at 1:30 that day

August 15

9:00-12:00- Marching Rehearsal
12:00-1:30- Lunch (On Your OWn)
1:30-4:00- Flex Block
4:00- Friends and Family Preview Performance
Everyone is invited to the practice field and watch the Marching Thunder debut what they have learned at camp including pre-game and halftime. The band will be released after the performance.

August 16
9:00-12:00- Marching Rehearsal

August 17
Marshall Night at Pullman Square- The event will begin at8:00pm. We will report at 6:45. More details to come

Marching Thunder Events and Performances
Friends and Family Preview Show- August 15; 4pm
Marshall Night at Pullman Square- August 17; 8pm
Paint the Capital Green- August 24 (Tuition Waiver Recipients)
Home game vs. Miami of Ohio- September 2
Bookstore Opening- September 15 (TBD)
Home game vs. Kent State- September 16 (Band Day)
Cabell Midland Marching Contest Exhibition- September 23
Away game vs. Cincinnati- September 30
Mountain State Forest Festival Parade and Exhibition- October 7
Home game vs. Old Dominion- October 14 (Homecoming)
Tri-State Marching Competition- October 21- Afternoon and Evening performances
Home game vs. FIU- October 28
Veterans Day Parade- November 10
Home game vs. Western Kentucky- November 11
Home Game vs. Southern Mississippi- November 25
C-USA Championship Game- Dec. 2 (TBD)