The Marshall University Marching Thunder is the largest and most visible student organization on campus. The marching band provides entertainment and school spirit at football games, basketball games, and other community functions. It provides a family for its members and fosters teamwork and dedication for a common goal. We welcome and invite your participation. We want you here! If you have any question regarding involvement in The Marching Thunder specific to any of the section in the program, you are more than welcome to reach out to any of our student leaders. If you have specific questions, please contact Dr. Christopher Schletter.
Additional information regarding band camp meals, early move in for those living on campus, medical forms, the student vaccine registry, iOS and Android apps we use for rehearsal and communication, as well as the Marching Thunder band handbook/syllabus will be available over the summer in preparation for our official band camp in-person registration that will take place on August 10th. Once you pre-register for band camp, you will be receiving new information throughout the summer.
All information pertaining to the Marching Thunder as and organization and class can be found here in the Marching Thunder Handbook/Syllabus.
Wind players are not required to audition for membership, however, there will be a simple placement audition at band camp to assist with the part assignment process. The Drum line and percussion, Color Guard, and Majorettes and Featured Twirlers hold auditions in the Spring and/or Summer. More information can be found by following links to their specific section pages.
All members of The Marching Thunder can also apply and audition for a tuition waiver. More information is provided in the next section called “Tuition Waivers” below.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the band office. We have also provided a FAQ page to give you more information as well.
Come be a part of the incredible tradition of Marshall University and the Marching Thunder!