Featured Twirlers and Majorettes

The Marching Thunder Majorettes and Featured Twirlers perform at all events with the band. With beautiful costumes and death defying tricks, the ladies and gentlemen entertain audiences every time. Membership is open to all students at Marshall and auditions are held in the spring each year.

Become a Better and Stronger you! Be a part of something Bigger than yourself! Become a Son or Daughter of Marshall. Join the Marching Thunder!

The Marshall University Majorettes and Feature Twirlers are headed up by coordinator Kimberly Maynard and coach Adam Abshire. The Marching Thunder Majorettes perform on a variety of equipment. Membership in the majorette section of the Marching Thunder is open to all students of Marshall University and local community colleges with experience and by audition. We welcome and invite your participation. We want you here! If you have any question regarding involvement in The Marching Thunder as a majorette or feature twirler, you are more than welcome to reach out to any of our student leaders below, our staff. If you have specific questions for the Director of Athletic Bands, please contact Dr. Christopher Schletter.

Candidates will be notified the following Monday after auditions if they have been selected.

Audition Submission Instructions - Available through April 24th
Marshall University Majorette Video Auditions
Marshall University Feature Twirler Video Auditions
General Information
Required Attire

Majorette Captains

Catherine Blankenship

Anna Preston

Upcoming Wind Band Performances

All concerts can be found on our YouTube Channel here.

April 15th – The Wind Symphony presents their final performance of the season, “Concert of Soloists.” Thank you all for attending.
You can watch the concert again here.

Thursday, April 22nd – Symphonic Band presents their final performance of the season, “Air, Land, and Sea.”

You can watch the concert again here.


Marching Thunder Events

Fall 2021 Performance Schedule
This schedule is subject to change over the course of the summer
at MU unless otherwise noted)


11 Leadership Day Camp
12 Band Camp Begins
20 Freshman March (Drum Line Only)
21 Friends and Family Performance

11 vs N.C. Central
28 Kanawha Gazette-Mail Band & Majorette Festival Exhibition
18 vs East Carolina

9 vs Old Dominion
16 Tri-State Marching Championships
24 vs FIU (Possible Homecoming)

13 vs UAB
27 vs Western Kentucky

4 C-USA Championship (TBA)
Post-season Bowl Game (location/Date TBA)