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Majorette and Featured Twirler Auditions- April 21st

We are excited to announce our majorette and featured twirler auditions for Saturday, April 21st. Performers interested in joining the Marching Thunder in 2018 are invited to attend.

 

Schedule
9:30am- Registration Opens
10:00am- Auditions begin
1:00pm- Auditions conclude

What to bring

Plan to bring 2 batons and please wear black shorts and shirt.  Water will be available at the recreation center, but you may want to bring a water bottle and a towel.

Audition fee

$20

 

For questions, please contact please contact Kim Maynard

 

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

Tri-State Marching Festival Schedule and Spectator’s Guide

Spectator’s Guide

Tickets- $8. Exact change is appreciated. All seating is general admission located on the west side of the stadium.

Parking- Parking is available in half of the stadium parking lot. Once that lot is full, there is additional parking in the parking deck located on 3rd Ave. or surface lots located on 3rd Ave.

Programs and Souvenirs- Tri-State Programs and various souvenirs will be available for purchase throughout the day.

Concessions- Food will be available in the stadium

 

2017 Tri-State Marching Festival Schedule

High School

Class

Performance Time

Raceland-Worthington

A

10:00

Ritchie County

A

10:15

Johnson Central

A

10:30

Wahama

A

10:45

Sissonville

A

11:00

Break

11:15

Woodrow Wilson

A

11:30

Mason County

A

11:45

Magnolia

A

12:00

Rural Retreat

A

12:15

Ravenswood

A

12:30

Symmes Valley

A

12:45

Lunch

1:00

Wayne

AA

1:45

Nicholas County

AA

2:00

Dawson Bryant

AA

2:15

Chesapeake

AAA

2:30

Capital

AAA

2:45

Break

3:00

Huntington

AAAA

3:15

Richwood

AAAA

3:30

Nitro

AAAA

3:45

Hurricane

AAAA

4:00

South Point

AAAA

4:15

Marshall University

4:30

Awards

4:45

 

Presenting our 2017 Production

Announcing our fall 2017 production – “Light ‘Em Up!”

This fall, the Marching Thunder will present “Light ‘Em Up” featuring the music of Fall Out Boy, Lorde, Sia and more. The band will LITERALLY light up the field with sound and visuals through the use of both live and electronic music.

Music will be arranged by Tim Snyder and Aaron Statler. Adam Dalton will design the drill.

Do NOT miss halftime this fall as the Marching Thunder presents marching band like you’ve NEVER seen before! Get ready to LIGHT UP THE JOAN!

The Marching Thunder will also bring you special halftime productions for the Homecoming Game and Veterans Day Game!

Click here to download a cover photo for your Facebook page!

2016-2017 Important Dates

We have a lot of exciting things going on next school year. Below is a list of events and performances to add to your calendar. Specific information about these events will be available soon!

Band Department Events
Marching Thunder Band Day– September 17, 2016
Tri-State Marching Competition– October 8, 2016
Middle School Honor Band– December 9, 2016
High School Honor Band Festival– February 9-11, 2016

Marching Thunder Events and Performances
Band Camp- August 11-17, 2016
Marshall Night at Pullman Square- August 18 @ 7 pm
Home game vs. Morgan State- September 10
Home game vs. Akron- September 17
Home game vs. Louisville- September 24
Kanawha County Schools and Gazette-Mail Majorette and Band Festival- September 27
Tri-State Marching Competition- October 8- Afternoon and Evening performances
Home game vs. Florida Atlantic- October 15
Home game vs. Charlotte- October 22
Home game vs. Middle Tennesee State- November 12
Home Game vs. Western Kentucky- November 26
New Year’s Parade in Rome, Italy- December 30, 2016-Janyuary 6, 2017

Concert Ensemble Performances
Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band Concert- October 13, 2016- 7:30pm
Wind Symphony Concert- November 11, 2016- 7:30pm
Symphonic Band Concert- Novemeber 17, 2016- 7:30pm
Concert Band Concert- December 5, 2016- 7:30pm
Wind Symphony Concert- December 8, 2016- 7:30pm

Symphonic Band Concert- February 9, 2017- 7:30pm
Wind Symphony Concert- February 10, 2017- 7:30pm
Wind Symphony Concert- March 10, 2017- 7:30pm
Symphonic Band Concert- April 20, 2017- 7:30pm
Wind Symphony Concert- April 23, 2017- 3:00pm
Concert Band Concert- May 1, 2017- 7:30pm