MERCER UNIVERSITY MARCHING BAND

The Mercer Band Family!

 

Who we are...

  • One of the finest collegiate athletic bands in the Southeast, entertaining thousands at home and away every year. 
  • We embody school spirit and what it means to be a part of Bear Nation!

   

Who can join…

  • Marching band members participate in the following sections:
    • Piccolo/Flute
    • Clarinet
    • Saxophone
    • Trumpet
    • Mellophone
    • Trombone
    • Baritone
    • Tuba
    • Drumline
    • Front Ensemble 
    • Colorguard
    • Majorette
  • There are NO auditions to be a part of the marching band or pep band

 

What about my major? And what about my grades?

  • Over 90% of the marching and pep band members are majoring in something other than music!
  • Membership includes mostly undergraduate students, but include graduate students as well
  • Concerned about grades? Members of the athletic bands maintain some of the highest GPAs on campus!
  • Many band members also actively participate in many other clubs, Greek life, and student employment as well.

 

Do I have time?

  • YES! We typically only rehearse two night a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00pm-9:00pm). If there is a home football game, we may rehearse on Friday evening. 

 

Is there a summer band camp? How do I sign up?

  • Yes, there is a short Band Camp that takes place about a week and a half before classes begin. 
  • If you live on campus, you will be able to move in early, and beat all of the traffic! 
  • Once you move in and camp begins, everything will be provided, including all meals for the week, as well as fun activities, including bowling, laser tag, and much more!
  • If you are unsure about participating, band camp is a wonderful time to experience what the Mercer Band environment is all about. There is no obligation or costs if you decide not to join after band camp.
  • Students can sign up by filling out the Band Interest Form (link included on this page) or by contacting the director directly. 

 

Camp Dates:

  • Percussion & Colorguard – Move-In / Camp TBA
  • Wind Players – Move-In / Camp TBA

 

Reasons to join…

  • Make tons of friends before the first day of school!
  • Travel all over the country representing Mercer University!
  • Perform great music in front of crowds of thousands every week!
  • Maintain your skills and keep up a life-long hobby

 

How much does it cost?

  • Band members are only responsible for acquiring some personal attire (ie. Marching shoes if you do not already own them, band polo)
  • Travel, meals, equipment, uniform cleaning, music, and most everything else is provided throughout the season! 
  • There is NO fundraising involved!

 

Are there scholarships?

  • YES! Starting next year, there will be a few different types of scholarships available. Please contact the director for more information.

 

Director Contact: