How to enroll in the FSU Marching Chiefs
Marching Chiefs is an ensemble/class offered during Fall Semester by the College of Music for students enrolled at Florida State University. Class participation is determined by audition, and director approval. Flag and majorette auditions are held in April prior to the upcoming football season; brass, woodwind, and percussion auditions are held in August prior to the upcoming football season.
WHO CAN BE A MARCHING CHIEF?
Marching Chiefs is open to students meeting the following criteria:
1. Official enrollment at Florida State University (see note below);
2. Successful completion of the audition procedure;
3. Permission of the Director to enroll in the ensemble-class.
Please note: Special students, non-degree seeking students, and dual-enrolled students are not eligible to enroll in Marching Chiefs.
HOW DO I GET COMPLETE AUDITION INFORMATION?
Complete audition information is provided upon request. You may request audition information by (1) using the request form provided at this web site, or (2) calling the FSU Band Office at (850) 644-3507.
Once we receive your request, you will be entered in our data base of potential new students. Prior to the audition, you will receive detailed information about the audition process and how to prepare.
If you are a color guard (flag) or majorette student, look for Auxiliary Audition Information page at this web site. This information is usually available around mid-February of the winter before you first enter FSU as a freshman or transfer student.
If you are a brass, woodwind, or percussion student, look for the “Welcome Book” which is mailed to potential new members around July 1 of the summer before you first enter FSU as a freshman or transfer student. Look for the “Welcome Book” in early July. If you do not receive this by July 15, call the band office immediately at (850) 644-3507.
The results of the audition are reviewed for approved by the Director of Bands and the Director of Athletic Bands. (All participating students need Director approval before admission to the course is granted.)
WILL MARCHING CHIEFS INTERFERE WITH MY SCHOOL WORK?
Rehearsals are scheduled at a time of day when few other classes meet and little class time is lost due to travel. With careful planning you should have time to participate in the Marching Chiefs.
As with any college activity, you will be responsible for keeping track of your time and keeping up with all of your academic work.
Plan ahead you can do it!