Invincible Marching Marauders

Welcome

Hello members of the Invincible Marching Marauders Marching Band!   This is going to be a great year for the Invincible Marauders Marching Band as this will be our inaugural year in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC).  We look forward to playing have lots of new music, but more importantly, there is a new air of excitement surrounding our upcoming half-time shows. Our potential is unlimited. You are going to be amazing, your audiences are going to love you, and you’re going to have great fun!

You will need to complete all the required forms, then email or fax (937) 000-0000 it as soon as possible. Talk to your friends and ask them if they sent in the forms. Check your MYCSU email as well. Information forms are due July 15, 2013.

 

New Schedule:


Student Leadership - August 8, 2013 6-8 p.m.

Section Leader and Drum Major - August 8-9, 2013 6pm - 9pm

Full membership - August 10, 2013 12-4 pm

Band Camp Registration - Saturday August 10, 2013 12-4pm

Orientation Dinner - Saturday August 10, 2013 5-7pm

Initial Rehearsal - Saturday August 10, 2013 8:30 p.m.

Band and Auxiliary Meeting - Sunday August 11, 2013 7 pm



Show Concept
This year the 2013 IMM Marching Band will presenting two Productions this year when you have completed your school registration and band information packet,  we will email you a drill packet with your music and drill coordinates.

Camp Information
Your pre drill packet will contain our daily schedule. Please plan for band orientation immediately after you check in your residence hall.

All students are to report to the Paul Robeson Cultural and Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall promptly at Saturday August 10, 2013 12-4pm for camp registration. You will receive your CSU IMM Marching Band Uniform and Baseball Cap at this meeting, so be prepared with cash or a money order in the amount of $80. All students using CSU Band instruments will be assessed a usage fee of $20 per semester. This will include marching percussionists. All fees are payable at registration unless you make prior arrangements

Leadership Team and approved members of Tau Beta Sigma may move in on August 8, 2013 6-8 p.m.. Please note that it is your responsibility to register for housing by July 30, 2013. The Band Office is not involved in this process and late registrations will not be honored. University Housing has requested that we have each student register directly with our Housing Office.

Camp Schedule
All IMM Band members will receive a camp schedule at registration, but for now you need to plan for rehearsal each day from 7 a.m.- 9 p.m. We have one week to prepare for our first performance so we need to rehearse at optimum efficiency from the outset of our season. Here are some tentative dates you need to know now:

  • Pirate Week Pep Rally –– August 14, 2013
  • Dayton Football Classic IX ––  September 7, 2013
  • Chicago Football Classic IX –– September 21, 2013
  • Gateway Classic –– September 28, 2013
  • CSU Homecoming –– October 12, 2013


Section Specific Information

Percussion
Percussion will be receiving additional information regarding your rehearsal schedule, please practice the exercises and come prepared to audition. Be aware that in the past we have not been able to place every student who auditioned into the percussion section. It is your responsibility to prepare for success.

Leadership Team
Leadership Team, you will be receiving another email from me soon, but you need to plan on our first meeting Thursday, August 8 at 6-8 PM. Thanks in advance for coming in early to help ensure a smooth start to our season!

Items Needed for Camp
You will need to bring your band shorts, white tee shirt, black combat boots (no sandals), socks, hat, sunscreen, water jug, washrag, instrument (in good playing condition), mouthpiece, supplies like reeds and valve oil, and a HUGE desire to achieve excellence and HAVE FUN!!!

Work Study
ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS WHO QUALIFY FOR WORK STUDY!  
We have a few openings for student work-study positions in the band office. If you are interested, email me as soon as possible.


Final Information
There is still time for you to get your friends involved in the biggest and best Invincible Marching Marauders Band to date. Have interested parties contact me as soon as possible or send me the contact information and I will follow up. You are our best recruiters! This should answer many of your questions for now. Please check your email early and often for updates. I will be traveling and recruiting for CSU intermittently, so if you have questions, please send me an email or give me a call on my cell phone at 1-773-835-8501.

Thank you so much for your commitment and enthusiasm. For those of you returning to the IMM Band, you are the reason our band is excellent and exciting! For those of you who are new to our band, get ready to have the time of your lives with a very special band family! Enjoy the remainder of your summer and we'll see you very soon!

 

Ramon W. Key Jr., Director of Bands
rkey@centralstate.edu
(937) 376-6405