News

Aug 1

Preseason Training News

UPDATE AUGUST 1

The Preseason Training Newsletter has been sent to all potential 2014 Chiefs as of today, August 1, via email.

This email also included audition music for wind and percussion students. (Guard and majorette auditions were held this past April.)

If you did NOT receive the email, then one of the these following reasons must apply…

1) You sent in the card, but not enough time has passed for it to be delivered to us; or…

2) The USPS lost your card on its way to us; or…

3) Your email filter blocked the email or striped away the attachments.

If you know for certain that you sent in the card, but did not receive the email on August 1, please call the band office immediately (850-644-3507).

If you have not yet sent in the card, but wish to audition for Marching Chiefs, call the band office at 850-644-3507.

We will continue sending preseason emails every day that we receive cards or calls.

Best of luck to everyone auditioning. Go ‘Noles!

UPDATE JULY 1

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 were sent via USPS to all potential new Chiefs. If you were expecting one but did not receive one, call the band office immediately at 850-644-3507.

SEND IN THE CARD

If you have not sent in your confirmation card indicating that you plan to attend the Preseason Training schedule, do so right away. 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.

REPORT DATES FOR PRESEASON TRAINING

August 11, Staff 9:00 a.m. HMU 114
August 13, Section Leaders and Row Leaders 9:00 a.m. HMU 114
August 15, All Majorettes (Vets & New Students) 9:00 a.m. HMU 114
August 15, All Color Guard (Flags) (Vets & New Students) 9:00 a.m. HMU 114
August 15, All Percussion (Vets & New Students) 9:00 a.m. HMU 114
August 15, All Other New Students (Winds) 9:00 a.m. HMU 114
August 17 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 17 may check-in to their residence hall on Friday, August 15. 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 15

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 15, 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 17, we go all day, every day until the end of the training session. We call it “preseason training” but think of it as “band camp.”

2014 SEASON SCHEDULE – HOME GAMES IN BOLD

August 30 Oklahoma State (@ Arlington, TX, Pep Band Trip)
September 6 The Citadel (Band Day)
September 20 Clemson University
October 4 Wake Forest University (Parents Weekend)
October 18 Notre Dame
October 26 @ Jacksonville Jaguars (Full Band Trip)
November 8 University of Virginia (Homecoming) 
November 11 Veteran’s Day Parade (@ Downtown Tallahassee, 9a)
November 15 @ University of Miami (Full Band Trip)
November 22 Boston College (Military Appreciation) 
November 29 University of Florida
December 2 - 5 Prism Concerts (@RDCH)
December 6 @ ACC Championship, Charlotte, NC (Full Band Trip)

 

Aug 1

High School Band Day ’14

UPDATE – AUGUST 1, 2014

All tickets for Band Day 2014 have been claimed. We are no longer taking requests for this year.

If you would like to be placed on a waiting list (in case of cancelation) please call the FSU Band Office at 850-644-3507. (Calls from band directors only, please.)

PREVIOUS POST:

We are pleased to announce the date for our 2014 High School Band Day…

Join us on Saturday, September 6 when the Seminoles take on The Citadel.

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.

In 2013, over 3000 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 2013 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.

Jul 1

Important Dates: Summer 2014

UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES…

July 1, Welcome Book mailed to all potential new students (with information about Marching Chiefs auditions)

August 11, Staff reports to Preseason Training

August 13, Leadership reports to Preseason Training

August 15, All New Students, All Color Guard, All Majorettes and All Percussion report to Preseason Training

August 17, All Brass and Woodwind Vets report to Preseason Training

September 6, First Home Football Game (vs. The Citadel)

Stay Tuned – More Dates Coming Soon!

Jul 1

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.

2014 SEASON SCHEDULE – HOME GAMES IN BOLD

August 30 Oklahoma State (@ Arlington, TX, Pep Band Trip)
September 6 The Citadel (Band Day)
September 20 Clemson University
October 4 Wake Forest University (Parents Weekend)
October 18 Notre Dame
October 26 @ Jacksonville Jaguars (Full Band Trip)
November 8 University of Virginia (Homecoming) 
November 11 Veteran’s Day Parade (@ Downtown Tallahassee, 9a)
November 15 @ University of Miami (Full Band Trip)
November 22 Boston College (Military Appreciation) 
November 29 University of Florida
December 2 - 5 Prism Concerts (@RDCH)
December 6 @ ACC Championship, Charlotte, NC (Full Band Trip)

2014 LEADERSHIP

2014 DRUM MAJORS

We are pleased to announce the selection of Daniel Rosman as Head Drum Major for the 2013 season. Michael Keogh and Matt Tenoré were selected to serve as Assistant Drum Majors. Congratulations to these excellent Chiefs!

2014 BAND STAFF

Lilio Camere, Rodney Carroll, Tony Casper (Staff Manager), Emily Goode (Co-Marching Coordinator), Emma Haley, Charles Kelly, Tyler Kirby, Marissa Kotzin, Cheyne LaBonte, Sidney Oser, JT Patrick (Co-Marching Coordinator), Andrell Robinson (Percussion Coordinator), Nicole Scalise, Allison Silverman, Gaby Torres, Ryan Wilhite, Jennifer Wright and Nicolas Zegowitz.

2014 SECTION LEADERS

Flute: Adrienne Leffard, Amanda Geisler, Shelby Martignetti
Clarinet: EJ Huston, Darius Bennett
Saxophone: Mia Hartley, Alissa Kanocz
Trumpet: Erin Griffis, Audrey Allgood, Chris Snyder
Horn: Theodore Branson, Christopher Phelps
Trombone: Ryan Harring, Andrew Burk
Baritone: Brandon Slaughter, Paul Champion
Tuba: Sara Elias-Rodriguez, Zachary Ho Lung
Percussion: Kiernan Farmer, Andrell Robinson (t), Eric Abramowitz (b), Stephanie Sanderbeck (c)

 2014 AUXILIARY STAFF

Majorette Captain: Lauryn Vickers; Majorette Co-Captain: Ashley Alvarez
Color Guard Captain: Nicole Lonneman; Color Guard Co-Captain: Kerianne Klug

2014 ROW LEADERS

Flute: Christina Balterman, Carly Jewel Green, Hannah Mason, Brianna McLean, Melissa Muckelmann, Matthew Rodriguez, Katie Shull
Clarinet: Catherine Hertz, Lauren King, Joshua Price, Jennifer Yukawa
Saxophone: Austin Blount, Zoe Duke, Daniel J. Evans, Jeff Jaggears, John Koenig, Andrew Ristad, Melissa Roeder, Carl Saville, Colleen Sochacki, Maggie Tobin
Trumpet: Tyler Easterling, Olivia Heinze, Laura Hilton, Brittany Lyons, Alexandra Machecek, Zachary Miller, Benjamin Mock, Chelsea Sermons, Dalton Smith
Horn: Austin Hack, Aaron Meitz, John Rogers, Rachael Taucher
Trombone: Brandon Lettinhand, Kim McCaskill, Ben Spivey, Austin Stone, Arthur Talbert
Baritone: Bridget Harper, Charles Hernandez, Judith Rinella, Olivia Sanders
Tuba: Cody Andrews, Sharon Kay, Eric Naegler
Percussion: (subsection leaders perform row leader duties for percussion)
Color Guard: Sidney Clarke-Lequerique, Kristina Corba, Courtney Penton
Majorette: Kari Menhennett, Samantha Mozdzierz, Ashley Wolf

2014 FEATURE TWIRLERS

Ashley Bishop, Samantha Grutzner and Elyssa Aull have been selected as our Feature Twirlers for the 2014 season.

CALENDAR

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

Jun 30

Attention New Students!

The 2014 Welcome Book was sent on July 1 through the U.S. Postal Service to all students having made a previous request.

Complete preseason information and audition music will be sent by email on August 1, 2014 to those sending in the reply card.

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

If you have not previously requested a Welcome Book, but would like to audition, call the band office at 850-644-3507 during normal business hours.