Here you will find all the information you need for the upcoming Marching Chiefs Preseason Training session.
Check this page often for late breaking news and information regarding Preseason Training.
Greetings to all potential returning and potential new students!
UPDATE JULY 1
Welcome Books were sent via USPS to all potential new Chiefs on July 1. Please allow time for delivery. If you were expecting one but do not receive one by July 10, call the band office immediately at 850-644-3507.
SEND IN THE CARD
Potential New Members: Send in your confirmation card indicating that you plan to attend the Preseason Training schedule. Audition music will be sent via email on August 1 to those who have sent in the confirmation card. This is important. Do it right away.
Non-Leadership Vets: Visit the ‘preseason registration page’ to confirm your participation for Preseason Training. This online option is for returning non-leadership vets only.
REPORT DATES FOR PRESEASON TRAINING
August 15, Staff 9:00 a.m. HMU 114
August 17, Section Leaders and Row Leaders 9:00 a.m. HMU 114
August 19, All Majorettes (Vets & New Students) 9:00 a.m. HMU 114
August 19, All Color Guard (Flags) (Vets & New Students) 9:00 a.m. HMU 114
August 19, All Percussion (Vets & New Students) 9:00 a.m. HMU 114
August 19, All Other New Students (Winds) 9:00 a.m. HMU 114
August 21, All Veteran Students (Winds) 1:00 p.m. Dohnanyi Recital Hall
HOUSING DURING PRESEASON TRAINING
Those individuals who are required to be on campus before Sunday, August 21 may check-in to their residence hall on Friday, August 19. Check-in begins in the evening after the New Student audition, orientation, and first rehearsal. Returning students may also check-in at this time if so confirmed with the band office.
FIRST DAY SCHEDULE FOR NEW STUDENTS – FRIDAY, AUGUST 19
9a to 12 Noon, Registration and Music Audition
12 Noon to 1:30p, Lunch Break
1:30p to 3p, New Student Orientation
3:00p to 5:30p, Music Rehearsal for New Students
5:30p to 7:30p, Dinner Break
8p, Residence Hall Check-In
On Friday, August 19, your “first stop” is the registration line and the music audition. This occurs during the three-hour block of time from 9a to noon. YOU MAY REPORT TO THE COLLEGE OF MUSIC ANYTIME DURING THAT BLOCK. Most everyone shows up at 9a, but the line will be long at that time and IF YOU ARE TRAVELING ANY REASONABLE DISTANCE FROM TALLAHASSEE, you may “report” at any time during the 9a-Noon block. You do not have to be there precisely at 9a.
Starting on Saturday morning, August 20, we go all day, every day until the end of the training session (noon, Saturday, August 27). We call it “preseason training” but think of it as “band camp.”
2016 SEASON SCHEDULE – HOME GAMES IN BOLD
September 5 University of Mississippi (@ Orlando; Full Band Trip)
September 10 Charleston Southern (Band Day)
September 24 @ University of South Florida (Pep Band Trip)
October 1 University of North Carolina (Parents Weekend)
October 8 @ University of Miami (Full Band Trip)
October 23 Exhibition Performance @ Jacksonville Jaguars (Full Band Trip)
October 15 Wake Forest University (Homecoming)
October 29 Clemson University
November 11 Boston College
November 26 University of Florida
November 29 – December 2 Prism Concerts (@ Ruby Diamond Concert Hall)
December 3 @ ACC Championship, Charlotte, NC (Potential Full Band Trip)