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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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JOIN THE APSU MARCHING BAND!

The APSU Marching Band is open to ALL APSU students, regardless of major or full/part time status.  Please contact Mr. Schnettler if you are intrested in the GOMB:  schnettlerj@apsu.edu  and please list your:  Instrument, email address, phone number, and high school attended.

INSTRUMENT SPECIFIC INFORMATION 

ALL INTERESTED STUDENTS MUST EMAIL MR. SCHNETTLER WITH THIS INFORMATION:
-Name, preferred email address, cell phone
-Instrument
-A# (Your APSU Student ID number, its OK if you don't have it yet)
-T-shirt size
-Will you be living ON campus (dorm) or OFF campus (home) this Fall?

Woodwinds & Brass - All you need to do is perform the APSU Fight Song at your home and video it.  Send a link to the video on YouTube, Dropbox (or any similar) to schnettlerj@apsu.edu you can also request a PDF of the music from Mr. Schnettler.

Percussion - We field a full Battery line of 7 snares, 4 tenors, and 6 basses - as well as a 14 member Front Ensemble!  We are proud to perform on brand new Mapex & Majestic instruments.

2014 PERCUSSION AUDITIONS - THURSDAY, JUNE 12 10am-3pm
Please prepare BOTH the front ensemble and the battery exercises.  We will rotate everyone around until we find the right "fit" for you.

Please bring comfortable outdoor clothes, and any sticks/mallets that you have, also bring a drum pad if you have one.  No need to bring any instruments.

If you have any questions, email Mr. Schnettler.

APSU-BatteryPacket2014.pdf
APSU-FrontEnsemblePacket.pdf
 

Color Guard - The APSU Color Guard is instructed & choreographed by Matt Caudill of Eklipse Winter Guard!  All members use school provided 6' flags - and we also have some members on rifle & sabre. 

2014 COLOR GUARD AUDITIONS - TUESDAY, JUNE 17 10am-4pm
Please prepare a 3-4 minute routine of flag and dance/body work to your own music (bring your music with you on a phone or CD).  We will provide 6' flags, but you're welcome to bring your own if you wish.  

If you have any questions, please email Mr. Schnettler.

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 more information on scholarships, please contact Mr. Schnettler  schnettlerj@apsu.edu

GOMB Day 2014 - Friday, November 22, 2014.
All high school band students are invited to spend a day as a member of the GOMB!  We haven't set a date yet for Fall 2014, but check back here soon!

We had over 130 students join us last year, for a combined band of just under 300 on the field!

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