Invincible Marching Marauders


photo of Band Director Ramon Key

Welcome
Hello, members of the Invincible Marching Marauders Marching Band! Due to COVID-19, we will be meeting virtually for this year's I.M.M. Band Camp. Our first meeting will be Saturday, August 8, 2020. Please check your email for specific meeting times and the password. If you have not received an email by Friday, August 7, 2020, please contact our office to add you to our email list.
 
Schedule
Students Leadership will meet through ZOOM on Friday, August 7, 2020
Housing Check-In will be as scheduled through the C.S.U. Housing office
 
Rehearsals and classes will begin on September 8, 2020
 
Show Concept
This year the S.I.A.C. has decided to suspend all Fall Sports. The Invincible Marching Marauder Band will continue to rehearse new music and learn marching fundamentals while practicing social distancing. Online tutorials are available for that choose to participate virtually. Students will need access to the S.M.A.R.T. Music application access to receive all marching band music.
 
Camp Information
Your Fall 2020 drill packet will contain our daily virtual schedule. University Band instruments are available upon request; please see the Band office for more information. You will also need to purchase your band warm-up, T-shirt, etc. before registration. Your practice gear and rehearsal items will be one hundred and twenty-five dollars ($125). However, all other items will be available through our preferred vendor.  The I.M.M. Leadership Team will also in on Friday, August 7, 2020.
 
Band Materials Fee
Two (2) pairs of Band Spats/Gloves
I.M.M. Mask
I.M.M. Band Shorts I.M.M. Pre-Drill T-Shirt
 
Camp Schedule
All Band members will receive a camp schedule during our first virtual meeting on August 8, 2020. For now, plan to have rehearsal each day from 7 am- 9 pm. 
 
Items Needed for Camp
This year's band camp will be virtual. With this in mind,  you will still need to all of your band gear and instrument (in excellent playing condition), mouthpiece, supplies like reeds and valve oil, and a HUGE desire to achieve excellence and HAVE FUN!!!
 
Percussion will be receiving additional information regarding your rehearsal schedule, please practice the exercises and come prepared to audition once school starts (September 8, 2020) for your desired position on our drumline. Be aware that we have not been able to place every student who auditioned into the percussion section in the past. 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!
 
Please check your email early and often for updates, if you have questions, please send me an email or give our office a call at 1-937-376-6405 or 6059. Thank you so much for your commitment and enthusiasm. For those of you returning to campus 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 an extraordinary band family! Please be safe and practice social distancing, and always wear your mask in public!


Ramon W. Key Jr.
Director of Bands
Central State University
937-376-6405
rkey@centralstate.edu