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Jun 10

Chiefly News

This is the news and information page for Current Chiefs. Get into the habit of periodically checking for current season announcements. Never miss an important date or crucial information.

2015 SEASON SCHEDULE – HOME GAMES IN BOLD

September 5 Texas State (Band Day)
September 12 University of South Florida
September 16 War Chant Live! Event (in Doak Campbell Stadium)
October 10 University of Miami
October 17 University of Louisville 
October 24 @ Georgia Tech (Pep Band Trip)
October 31 Syracuse University
November 7 @ Clemson University (Full Band Trip)
November 11 Veteran’s Day Parade (@ Downtown Tallahassee, 10a)
November 14 North Carolina State (Homecoming) 
November 21 University of Chattanooga 
November 28 @ University of Florida (Full Band Trip)
December 1 – 4 Prism Concerts (@ Ruby Diamond Concert Hall)
December 5 @ ACC Championship, Charlotte, NC (Full Band Trip)

2015 LEADERSHIP STAFF

2015 DRUM MAJORS
We are pleased to announce the selection of Matt Tenoré as Head Drum Major for the 2015 season. Jennifer Wright and Charles Kelly were selected to serve as Assistant Drum Majors. Congratulations to these excellent Chiefs!

2015 DRILL ASSISTANTS
Eric Abramowitz, Audrey Allgood, Andrew Burk, Lilio Camere, Erin Griffis, Bridget Harper, Mia Hartley, Zachary Ho Lung, Ej Huston, Alissa Kanocz, Lauren King, Cheyne LaBonte, Adrienne Leffard, Shelby Martignetti, Kim McCaskill, Sidney Oser, Christopher Phelps, Dalton Smith.

2015 SECTION LEADERS
Flute: Katie Shull, Katelyn Ellwood, Carly Jewel Green
Clarinet: Molly Bradfield, Tana Prado
Saxophone: Carol Fontaine, Austin Blount
Trumpet: Chris Snyder, Brian LaBrec, Alex Widener
Horn: Teddy Branson, Aaron Meitz
Trombone: CJ Rivera, Austin Stone
Baritone: Michael Adames, Elyse Frezza
Tuba: Hayden Elias-Rodriguez, Sharon Kay
Percussion: Kiernan Farmer, Preston Lambert, Nicholas Fenske, Nicholas Mortellaro

2015 AUXILIARY STAFF
Majorette Captain: Lauryn Vickers; Majorette Co-Captain: Amber Milner
Color Guard Captain: Sidney Clarke-Lequerique; Color Guard Co-Captain: Kristina Corba

2015 ROW LEADERS
Flute: Christina Balterman, Lizzy Becker, Tiffany Carpenter, Jennifer Luechauer, Brianna McLean, Katerina Perez, Matt Rodriguez, Samantha Sirignano, Cydney Terryn
Clarinet: Emily Clemons, Sarah Davis, Bailey Edmonds, Jennifer Garcia, Josh Price
Saxophone: Ronald Berry, Gabrielle Carroll, Ian Crumpton, Kathleen Elwell, Brandon Gentile, Andrew Ristad, Jennifer Stinnett
Trumpet: Daniel Boerger, Taylor Bronson, Olivia Heinze, Laura Hilton, Alexandra Machecek, Robert Marski, Zachary Miller, Chelsea Sermons, Marcos Ventura, Kyle Willard
Horn: Megan Herrick, Austin Thomas, Robert Washington
Trombone: Adele Fuqua, Michael Gabriel, Brittainie Hay, Brandon Lettinhand, Jonathan Money
Baritone: Tom Garrison, Joshua McKnight, Darren Rivera
Tuba: Jarrod French, Cullen Gudz, Eric Naegler, Blase Parkinson, Teddy Thomas
Color Guard: Taylor Moss
Majorette: Angele Mozdzierz, Samantha Mozdzierz, Ashley Wolf

2015 FEATURE TWIRLERS
Ashley Bishop, Samantha Grutzner and Elyssa Aull

CALENDAR
The website now includes an active calendar of events for the entire year. Click here to see the Chiefs’ Calendar.

Jun 10

Attention New Students!

The 2015 Welcome Book will be sent on July 1 through the U.S. Postal Service to all students having made a previous request. To receive a Welcome Book, register by clicking here.

Complete preseason information and audition music will be sent by email on August 1, 2015 to those sending in the reply card.

If you have not received a Welcome Book by July 10, call the band office at 850-644-3507 during normal business hours.

Jun 9

Preseason Training News

REPORT DATES FOR PRESEASON TRAINING

August 10, Staff 9:00 a.m. HMU 114
August 12, Section Leaders and Row Leaders 9:00 a.m. HMU 114
August 14, All Majorettes (Vets & New Students) 9:00 a.m. HMU 114
August 14, All Color Guard (Flags) (Vets & New Students) 9:00 a.m. HMU 114
August 14, All Percussion (Vets & New Students) 9:00 a.m. HMU 114
August 14, All Other New Students (Winds) 9:00 a.m. HMU 114
August 16, 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 16 may check-in to their residence hall on Friday, August 14. 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 14

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 14, 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 15, we go all day, every day until the end of the training session (noon, Saturday, August 22). We call it “preseason training” but think of it as “band camp.”

2015 SEASON SCHEDULE – HOME GAMES IN BOLD

September 5 Texas State (Band Day)
September 12 University of South Florida
September 16 War Chant Live! Event (in Doak Campbell Stadium)
October 10 University of Miami
October 17 University of Louisville 
October 24 @ Georgia Tech (Pep Band Trip)
October 31 Syracuse University
November 7 @ Clemson University (Full Band Trip)
November 11 Veteran’s Day Parade (@ Downtown Tallahassee, 10a)
November 14 North Carolina State (Homecoming) 
November 21 University of Chattanooga 
November 28 @ University of Florida (Full Band Trip)
December 1 – 4 Prism Concerts (@ Ruby Diamond Concert Hall)
December 5 @ ACC Championship, Charlotte, NC (Full Band Trip)

Jun 9

High School Band Day ’15

FSU BAND DAY 2015:

We are pleased to announce TWO dates for our 2015 High School Band Day.

Join us on Saturday, September 5 when the Seminoles take on Texas State; or…

Join us on Saturday, November 21 when the Seminoles take on Chattanooga.

Band Day is open to all area high school bands. Expose your students to the world-renown Marching Chiefs as they perform a pregame concert, during the game, and at halftime. Free admission to the game is provided to high school band students, their directors, and (in restricted quantity) official chaperones.

To satisfy demand, we are offering a choice of two dates (one early season, one late season) in the hopes of accommodating more students. But tickets are limited for both dates and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

In 2014, hundreds of high school band students enjoyed the sights and sounds of college football. We cordially invite all high school band directors to bring their students to our 2015 High School Band Day.

TICKETS ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED.

Call the FSU Band Office at (850-644-3507) to be placed on the priority mailing list.

Sorry. Priority calls will only be accepted from High School Band Directors.

 

 

 

 

Jan 10

Make A Donation

Marching Chiefs Travel Fund

Magic happens when the Chiefs hit the road. They bring the sounds that unite Seminole fans everywhere, from the unrelenting war chant to the deeply moving “Hymn to the Garnet and the Gold.” They inspire our great athletic teams to “strive for victory,” and they create a bond among generations of band members that is cherished forever. Our goal is to spread the Seminole spirit by sending the Chiefs to additional away games. The Marching Chiefs have been excellent stewards of their financial resources, but additional support is needed if we are to expand our reach. Please consider making a contribution, large or small, to get the Chiefs on the road to additional games, to inspire more fans, and to stand strong with the team. Go ‘Noles! Go Chiefs!

Patricia J. Flowers
Dean, College of Music

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO THE TRAVEL FUND

 

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Campaign for New Instruments

 
Initiated in 2013, the New Instrument Fund has already provided numerous top-quality instruments for our Marching Chiefs. But keeping the inventory in top condition will always be a priority.

Our students deserve equipment that will allow them to sound their very best. Your tax-deductible gift to the instrument campaign will be used to ensure that we keep the sound of the war chant ringing strong throughout Doak Campbell Stadium well into the future.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO THE NEW INSTRUMENT FUND