Prospective Students

WIND PLAYERS

There are no tryouts for membership in the Marching Thunder for instrumentalists. However, auditions are required for new students that wish to apply for a partial tuition scholarship through the marching band. These partial tuition scholarships are in limited supply and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are interested in auditioning for a partial tuition scholarship, please complete the online information form by following the “Contact Us” link on the home page. Select the audition date that best fits your schedule.

Audition Requirements: 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.

PERCUSSION

Percussionist will audition for positions on snare, tenor, bass, cymbals, mallets, auxiliary percussion, and various other instruments as needed.  Auditions are held in late spring for the next year.

COLOR GUARD

The purpose of the Color Guard audition process is to determine the talent level of each candidate and of the group as a whole. The candidate’s improvement and ability to learn new material is also an important component.

FEATURE TWIRLERS

All candidates for Feature Twirler should bring 3 batons and any novelty that the candidate chooses to the tryout. Novelty items could include swords, hoop, flag batons, etc.

MAJORETTES

Candidates should wear a black body suit with shorts and twirling shoes. Twirling costumes are not required, they should also wear performance make-up, their hair neatly back in a ponytail, braid, etc…

Interested in being in the Marching Thunder? Fill out the form below

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.

News

Marching Thunder Events

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

August

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

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

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

November
13 vs UAB
27 vs Western Kentucky

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