Invincible Marching Marauders

Hello, future members of the Central State University Invincible Marching Marauders Marching Band! We are very excited about your interest in the band program as you are about to experience a once-in-a-lifetime feeling as a member of the Invincible Marching Marauders! You will be challenged to become a collegiate musician while creating a tradition of success.  We are committed to making your time here great at CSU as WE PERFORM WITH P.R.I.D.E (Potential, Respect, Integrity, Dignity, and EXCELLENCE).
Membership requirements (only the Director of Bands may waive a requirement)

·      Must be a current full-time student enrolled in classes at the university

·      Good financial standing with University Bands (all band fees paid)

·      Attendance at ALL performances

·      Enrolled in MUS 1127 & 1128 (Marching Band and concert band) for Fall semester and 1129 (Robeson Chamber Winds) for the spring.

·      Signature of the membership requirements


·      Only public HBCU in Ohio

·      Only HBCU in Ohio with a band program

·      Winners of the Chicago Classic Battle of the Bands ’13

·      Winners of the Circle City classic battle of the bands ’14, ’15, ‘17

·      Performed in Nassau, The Bahamas in 2014 leading to mass amount of future Bahamian students

·      One of the nation’s oldest HBCU’s (est. 1887)

·      Featured in Dave Chappelle’s Block Party movie in 2005

·      Performed twice at the Honda Battle of the Bands

Historic Performances 

2007 Honda Battle of the Bands

2013 Chicago Classic

2013 Gateway Classic

2014 HBCU Bahamas X Classic

2014 Chicago Cubs Postgame

2014 Circle City Classic

2015 Circle City Classic

2016 Chicago Classic

2018 NCAA Final 4 Women’s basketball performance

2019 Gulf Coast Classic parade and game

Greek Life

Music Greek organizations- Central State University is home to a number of Music Greek Organizations. These organizations are geared towards promoting excellence in academics, musicianship, and so much more! These organizations are:

·      Tau Beta Sigma -

·      Mu Phi Epsilon -

·      Tau Rho Beta-

·       Nu Rho Sigma-

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
Final Information

The Invincible Marching Marauders are devoted to providing you with a great college experience. You will experience a family-like environment and establish long-lasting friendships! In conclusion, we would love to welcome you into the Invincible Marching Marauder family!

 If you have questions, please send an email or give our office a call at 1-937-376-6405 

Blake Gaines
Director of Bands
O: 937-376-6405