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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!

UPDATE JULY 1

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.

SEND IN THE CARD

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.

REPORT DATES FOR PRESEASON TRAINING

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

HOUSING DURING PRESEASON TRAINING

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.

FIRST DAY SCHEDULE FOR NEW STUDENTS – FRIDAY, AUGUST 18

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.”