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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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GOMB DAY 2016!!!

GOMB Day 2016 - Saturday, November 12th, 2016

All high school band students are invited to spend a day as a member of the GOMB!  We had 358 students join us last year, for a combined band of OVER 525 ON THE FIELD!!

Registration cost is $25 and includes: T-shirt, backpack, lunch, student ticket.

GOMB DAY INFO HERE: GOMBDay2016-Info

REGISTER ONLINE HERE (Credit card payment):
https://epay.apsu.edu/C20023_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=303 


REGISTER via mail here (check/money order payment):  GOMBDay-MailReg

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 not open yet, but it will be soon!
Email the Band Director, Mr. Schnettler at schnettlerj@apsu.edu with any questions you have about APSU or GOMB!

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

MID-SOUTH MARCHING INVITATIONAL
MSMI 2016 will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016!  Registration for bands is now full. Check back here in early October 2016 for information about ticket prices and schedule of performing bands.