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Governors Own Marching Band

The Governors Own Marching Band is under the direction of:

John P. Schnettler
schnettlerj@apsu.edu

(931) 221-6820
Music/Mass Communication Building, Room 163


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JOINING THE APSU "GOVERNORS OWN" MARCHING BAND!!
The APSU Marching Band is open to ALL APSU students, regardless of major or full/part time status.  In fact, about 65% of the APSU Marching Band are not music majors!   We perform at all home games, and a few other events throughout the semester.

2017 GOMB Membership is now open!!
Email the Band Director, Mr. Schnettler at schnettlerj@apsu.edu with your name, instrument, major, and HS you are attending.  He will reply within 48 hours and you're on your way to becoming a member of the GOMB!!

2017 AUDITION INFORMATION
BRASS & WOODWINDS:  In your email exchange with Mr. Schnettler, you will receive a PDF of the APSU Fight Song.  You must submit a video of you playing this to him by June 30. 

COLOR GUARD:  Saturday, June 3; 10am-6pm in the APSU Memorial Health Gym (Red Barn).  FIRST - Please contact Mr. Schnettler at schnettlerj@apsu.edu so we know to expect you.  Next, read this PDF for details about the schedule & activities for auditon day.  If you have any quetsions, you can send them to Mr. Schnettler, who will either answer them or forward it to the Color Guard staff.  IF YOU HAVE A CONFLICT ON JUNE 3, you can audition via video - see the other PDF for information.
COLOR GUARD AUDITION SPECIFICS:  ColorGuardAuditionLetter.pdf
COLOR GUARD VIDEO AUDITION OPTION INFO:  ColorGuard-VideoAudition.pdf

PERCUSSION:  Saturday, June 10; 10am-5pm at APSU Music Building. Please note the location is NOW ON OUR CAMPUS!!  To be clear, we did previously announce auditions would take place off campus, but we resolved it.  Again, AUDITIONS ARE ON CAMPUS!  Most percussionists identify as eitehr battery (drumline) or front ensemble (pit).  If you've done both then please prepare BOTH packets.  Please email Mr. Schnettler right away with the above information so we know to expect you on June 10th.  

BATTERY:  Print for your "primary" instrument (not all 55 pages) and mount in 3 ring binder in page protectors.  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xa7rzp0p6nwtftm/AACSJXASsdybY80xJ77Ih07Xa?dl=0 

FRONT ENSEMBLE:  Read the cover letter, and print the exercises.  GOFE-AuditionPacket.pdf
 

BAND CAMP 2017
Percussion, Color Guard, & Leadership:  On-campus (dorm residents) will move in on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 15.  We will begin rehearsals the morning on Wednesday, August 16. 

Brass & Woodwinds:  Move in and begin rehearsals on Sunday, August 20.

All groups rehearse every day through an end-of-camp Performance at 6pm on Saturday, August 26th.  Then Sunday 8/27 is off, and classes begin Monday 8/28. 

*Eclipse note:  We will be cancelling rehearsal for a few hours on Monday 8/21 to give you time to enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime Solar Eclipse which will be coming directly through Clarskville!

MARCHING BAND TIME COMMITTMENT (ONLY 5.25 hours per week!)
It is VERY important to us that students have plenty of time for academics, job, family, etc.  Band is designed to be PART of your college experience, not ALL of it.    The APSU Marching Band rehearses Mon/Wed/Fri from 4:00-5:45, and performs on about 8 of the 16 Saturdays during the Fall semester.  Also, one week before classes begin, students are required to attend "Band Camp" (all day rehearsals on-campus).  

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ALL MEMBERS OF THE MARCHING BAND!
We are proud to award scholarship to ALL members of the APSU Marching Band, including our Color Guard members!  The scholarships are based on participation (not audition), and the amounts vary depending on the ensembles in which you perform.  For more information about scholarships, please contact Mr. Schnettler  schnettlerj@apsu.edu