Scholarship Information


Marshall University offers two opportunities for financial assistance for members of the Marching Thunder. Each band member receives a band stipend at the conclusion of the marching season. In addition to the stipend, students may apply for a limited number of partial tuition scholarships. All new students interested in applying for a partial tuition waiver should schedule an audition.

If a new student is also a music major, the audition for the Department of Music will also apply for a tuition scholarship for the marching band. Auxiliary members are also eligible for financial assistance. In addition, marching band may be used to satisfy the physical education requirement in the curriculum. Marching Thunder students also receive one-hour academic credit by enrolling in the marching band.


Audition Requirements: Major scales, 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.

To schedule an audition time, please contact Dr. Adam Dalton

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)