News

Jun 7

Preseason Training News

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!

WELCOME BOOKS

Welcome Books will be sent to all potential new Chiefs on July 1. You must be on our mailing list to receive one. Join our mailing list elsewhere on this website, or call the band office at 850-644-3507.

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 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)

Jun 7

High School Band Day ’16

FSU BAND DAY 2016:

We are pleased to announce that our 2016 High School Band Day will be Saturday, September 10 when the Seminoles take on Charleston Southern. (Game time has been announced as 12:30p.)

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 8

Fresh Chiefs Video

New video from the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl available here!

Enjoy video from recent performances on our video page by CLICKING HERE.

 

 

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

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

 

Aug 1

Social Media: Twitter, Instagram and More

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

TWITTER

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.

 

INSTAGRAM

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.

 

PERISCOPE

Join us for live broadcasts of Marching Chiefs performances and rehearsals by following us on Periscope!

User Name: @FSUChiefs

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

 

VIMEO

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.

 

FACEBOOK

Many people ask us about a Facebook page for Marching Chiefs. At this time, we do not have an official Facebook page, but that may change in the future.

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, 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.

If and when we set up an official Facebook page, you will find that information (and a link) here on our website.