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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 (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).  

AUDITIONS FOR THE 2015 GOMB
BRASS & WOODWINDS:  Send a video to Mr. Schnettler of you playing the APSU Fight Song (.pdf sent upon email request).   Email Mr. Schnettler to get started!   schnettlerj@apsu.edu

GUARD:  TUESDAY, JUNE 16th from Noon-5pm at APSU.  Prepare a 3 minute routine which includes flag and dance/body work, bring your music on a phone (we'll have speaker and connections).  After the individual auditions, you will work with our AWESOME Director/Choreographer, Matt Caudill (Founder of Eklipse Winter Guard) in a group setting until 5pm.

PERCUSSION:  SATURDAY, JUNE 13th from 10am-5pm at APSU. ALL Potential Drumline & Front Ensemble performers MUST ATTEND (rookies AND vets, music majors AND non-majors).   Please prepare EVERYTHING that you MIGHT play.  We will have everyone spend time on every instrument.   You can download the Drumline & Front Ensemble music HERE:
2015-Drumline-Warmup-Packet.pdf
2015-FrontEnsemblePacket.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
MSMI 2015 will be held on Saturday, October 10th!  Applications will be sent out in early August, 2015 and due back in September.
 

GOMB Day 2015 - Saturday, November 7th, 2015

All high school band students are invited to spend a day as a member of the GOMB!  We had over 250 students join us last year, for a combined band of OVER 400 ON THE FIELD!!

Information for the 2015 GOMB Day will be available in September.

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