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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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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.

HOW TO JOIN!
The first, and most important step is to email the Band Director, Mr. Schnettler at schnettlerj@apsu.edu  with the following information:
-Name, email address, cell phone number
-Instrument
-A# (APSU student ID number) it's okay if you don't have that yet
-High school attended
-Major
-Will you be living ON campus (dorm) or OFF campus (home/commuter) in Fall 2015
-T-Shirt Size

MARCHING BAND TIME COMMITTMENT
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).  

AUDITIONS
Auditions for the 2015 GOMB will be held in April/May 2015 (specific dates announced by March).  

WINDS:  Send a video to Mr. Schnettler of you playing the APSU Fight Song (.pdf sent upon email request)
GUARD:  On-campus audition - prepare a 3 minute routine which includes flag and dance/body work.
PERCUSSION:  On-campus audition - prepare the drumline and/or front ensemble packets below.
APSU-BatteryPacket2014.pdf
APSU-FrontEnsemblePacket2014.pdf

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ALL MEMBERS OF THE MARCHING BAND!
We are proud to award scholarship to ALL members of the APSU Marching Band.  First year members can earn up to $950 their freshman year, and this amount increases by $100 each year you return - for a total of $4,400 over four years!!  For more information on scholarships, please contact Mr. Schnettler  schnettlerj@apsu.edu

MID-SOUTH MARCHING INVITATIONAL
Our 2015 date has not been set yet.  Directors, please contact Mr. Schnettler for more information.  
 

GOMB Day 2014 - Friday, November 22, 2014

APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7th!  Email Mr. Schnettler with ANY questions!

All high school band students are invited to spend a day as a member of the GOMB!  We had over 130 students join us last year, for a combined band of just under 300 on the field!

GOMB DAY APPLICATION:  GOMBDAY-Flyer.pdf

MID-STATE 11/12 AUDITION NOTE:  If you are auditioning for 11/12 Mid-State, you can still join us!!  Register for GOMB Day, and just come over to the game when you're back from auditions!

Contact Mr. Schnettler if you have any questions:  schnettlerj@apsu.edu