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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!
First, 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 2016
-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 2016 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 AUDITIONS - FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016 (10am - 5pm) 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, Amanda Jones (who is also Direcotr of Eklipse Winter Guard) in a group setting.

PERCUSSION AUDITIONS - MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016 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:
Drumline-Warmup-Packet.pdf
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 $4,000 over four years!!  These scholarships are automatic, and based on participation - no need to "apply" for them!  For more information on scholarships, please contact Mr. Schnettler  schnettlerj@apsu.edu

MID-SOUTH MARCHING INVITATIONAL
MSMI 2016 will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016!  Director/Band applications will be available this summer, or contact Mr. Schnettler directly.
 

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!!

Be sure to save the date!!  Applications will be available this August.