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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!

2018 SEASON SCHEDULE – HOME GAMES IN BOLD

September 3 Virginia Tech (8p, ESPN)
September 8 Samford University (Band Day)
September 22 Univ. of Northern Illinois (Parents Weekend) 
October 6 @ University of Miami (Full Band Trip)
October 20 Wake Forest (Homecoming)
October 26 A Night Among Champions (@ Doak Campbell Stadium)
October 27 Clemson University
November 10 @ University of Notre Dame (Pep Band Trip)
November 12 Veterans Day Parade
November 17 Boston College
November 24 University of Florida
November 27 – 30 Prism Concerts (@ Ruby Diamond Concert Hall)
December 1 @ ACC Championship, Charlotte, NC (Potential Full Band Trip)

REPORT DATES FOR PRESEASON TRAINING

August 13, Staff 9:00 a.m. HMU 114
August 15, Section Leaders and Row Leaders 9:00 a.m. HMU 114
August 17, All Majorettes (Vets & New Students) 9:00 a.m. HMU 114
August 17, All Color Guard (Flags) (Vets & New Students) 9:00 a.m. HMU 114
August 17, All Percussion (Vets & New Students) 9:00 a.m. HMU 114
August 17, All Other New Students (Winds) 9:00 a.m. HMU 114
August 19, 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 19 may check-in to their residence hall on Friday, August 17. 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 17

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 17, 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 18, 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.”