UPDATE AUGUST 13
Leadership is hard at work and everything is on-track for a great preseason training session. We look forward to your arrival: Friday, August 15 for all percussion, all color guard, all majorettes, and new brass and woodwind students; Sunday, August 17 for all returning brass and woodwind students.
Please read ALL of this page especially the instructions regarding your arrival below (July 1 Update).
Please check this page again before leaving for Tallahassee for any late-breaking news.
Follow us on Twitter for announcements (@fsuchiefs).
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 16, we go all day, every day until the end of the training session (noon, Saturday, August 23). 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)