Jun 24

Pre-Season 2021


The Welcome Book was sent to all potential new Marching Chiefs on July 1, 2021, via email. If you plan to audition for the Fall Semester 2021, but did not receive this information, call the FSU Band Office at 850-644-3507.


Brass and woodwind students (new and returning) have the option to submit a music audition video before preseason training begins. Full information is in the Welcome Book. The deadline for this video is August 2, 2021. This video audition is optional but highly recommended. If you prefer to audition live on-campus, you may do so on August 13.


The University is requiring ALL students auditioning for Marching Chiefs 2021 to complete a COVID-19 test before the preseason training begins. There are also ways to opt-out of the testing requirement. Full information is included in the Welcome Book. If you have not received the Welcome Book, call the FSU Band Office at 850-644-3507.


Attention Percussionists wanting to audition for Big 8 in 2021:

We are requiring ALL incoming percussion students to submit a pre-screening video to determine your potential for success during our full audition sequence. Information regarding this pre-qualifying video is available by calling the FSU Band Office at 850-644-3507. This video is due on July 23.



JULY 23: Percussion Pre-Screening Video Due.

AUGUST 2: Brass/Woodwind Music Audition Video Due. (optional, but highly recommend)

AUGUST 12: COVID Testing and Residence Hall Move-In.

AUGUST 13: Preseason Training begins for New Students, All Percussion, All Color Guard, and all Majorettes.

AUGUST 15: Preseason Training begins for all returning brass and woodwind student.

Jun 24

High School Band Day ’21


FSU Band Day is open to all area high school bands. Expose your students to the world-renowned 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.

Over the past twenty years, tens of thousands of high school band students have enjoyed the sights and sounds of college football. We cordially invite all high school band directors to bring their students to Band Day 2021.

There are TWO dates for Band Day 2021:

SEPTEMBER 11: Jacksonville State, 8p Kick-Off

OCTOBER 23: UMass, Kick-Off has not been determined.

To participate in FSU Band Day, call Chelsea at 850-644-3507. You must be a high school band director to reserve a space in FSU Band Day.

Aug 24

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter and More

Follow the Marching Chiefs on your mobile device or computer with our official social media sites!


To be certain that you are finding the OFFICIAL Marching Chiefs Facebook page, use this link…

CLICK HERE to see our official Facebook page.

As you may know, there are a few “Marching Chiefs” fan pages on Facebook. These are not official and not endorsed by Dr. Dunnigan, Dr. Plack, Dr. Wilson, the College of Music, or Florida State University.

If you follow one of these, be aware that you will find nothing official on these pages.

Use only our official Facebook page for official Marching Chiefs information.


Follow the Marching Chiefs on Twitter! This is your source for late-breaking news and announcements. Open to current students, future students and all of our fans. Use the link below.

CLICK HERE to see our official Twitter page.


Enjoy “in the moment” pictures and video of the Marching Chiefs by following us on Instagram!

User Name: fsuchiefs

The Instagram app is available as a free download for iOS and Andriod devices.


Enjoy high quality video of recent performances on your mobile device or computer. Available in Standard Definition and High Definition.

CLICK HERE to visit the official Marching Chiefs Channel on Vimeo.

Sep 22

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




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.



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.


September 5 Texas State (Band Day)
September 12 University of South Florida
September 18 Send The Chiefs 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)


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!

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.

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

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

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

Ashley Bishop, Samantha Grutzner and Elyssa Aull

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