Tune into the Marching Podcast for the 90 degree show this Sunday July 30, 2017. The Marching Podcast will be interviewing Band Director Ramon W. Key jr. of Central State University as the Invincible Marching Marauders begin their 2017 season.

Invincible Marching Marauders

Welcome

Hello members of the Invincible Marching Marauders Marching Band! We have an awesome schedule planned for this academic year and look forward to performing lots of new music. More importantly, this year, we have two Classic Football games on our schedule this Fall. 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 them 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 31, 2017.

 

Schedule

  • Band Camp Registration - Monday July 31, 2017 11 a.m. -1 p.m.
  • Freshman Meeting - Monday July 31, 2017 3 p.m.
  • Initial Rehearsal - Monday August 7, 2016 7:00 p.m.


Show Concept

This year the 2017 Invincible Marching Marauder Band will be presenting 3 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 on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 11:00 am for camp registration. You will receive your CSU Band Uniform during this time. All students using CSU Band instruments will be assessed a usage fee of $20 per semester. You will also need to purchase your band warm up T shirt and Shorts at the time of registration, a letter detailing the cost of these items will be sent at a later date. The IMM Leadership Team and approved members of Tau Beta Sigma will also move in on Monday July 31, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Please note that it is your responsibility to register for housing by June 30, 2017. The Band Office will not be involved in this process and late registrations will not be honored. University Housing has requested that we have each student register directly with the CSU Housing Office.

Camp Schedule All Band members will receive a camp schedule at registration. For now, plan to have rehearsal each day from 7 a.m.- 9 p.m. We have two weeks 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:

  • Steel City Drumline Classic –– August 25-27, 2017
  • Circle City Football Classic –– September 23, 2017
  • CSU Homecoming –– October 7, 2017

Percussion will be receiving additional information regarding your rehearsal schedule, please practice the exercises and come prepared to audition for your desired position on our drumline. 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.

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 at rKey@centralstate.edu.

Final Information There is still time for you to get your friends involved in the biggest and best season for the 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 1-937-329-1405. Thank you so much for your commitment and enthusiasm. For those of you returning to CSU this Fall, 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

937-376-6405

rkey@centralstate.edu