Jul 5

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 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 12, call the band office immediately at 850-644-3507.


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.


August 14, Staff 9:00 a.m. HMU 114
August 16, Section Leaders and Row Leaders 9:00 a.m. HMU 114
August 18, All Majorettes (Vets & New Students) 9:00 a.m. HMU 114
August 18, All Color Guard (Flags) (Vets & New Students) 9:00 a.m. HMU 114
August 18, All Percussion (Vets & New Students) 9:00 a.m. HMU 114
August 18, All Other New Students (Winds) 9:00 a.m. HMU 114
August 20, All Veteran Students (Winds) 1:00 p.m. Dohnanyi Recital Hall


Those individuals who are required to be on campus before Sunday, August 20 may check-in to their residence hall on Friday, August 18. 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.


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 18, 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 19, we go all day, every day until the end of the training session (noon, Saturday, August 26). We call it “preseason training” but think of it as “band camp.”

May 2

High School Band Day ’17


We are pleased to announce that our 2017 High School Band Days will be Saturday, September 9 (Univ. of Louisiana-Monroe) and Saturday, November 18 (Delaware State). That’s right, once again we are offering a choice of TWO dates. (Game times have not been announced for either game.)

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 2016, thousands 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 one of our 2017 High School Band Days.


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 videos from the 2016 season 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




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.



Aug 1

Social Media: Twitter, Instagram and More

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


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.



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.



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.



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.