Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4:00 - 5:50 PM
The Mustang Marching Band is open to all students of Midwestern State University. Repertoire includes a specified collection of thematic works design for maximum visual and aural audience appeal, as well as including the majority of fundamental music basics necessary to supplement a music education curriculum.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS SYLLABUS IS TO BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE BAND HANDBOOK. PLEASE REVIEW ALL MATERIALS LOCATED IN THE BAND HANDBOOK FOR MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS.
(1) Dot Book with all personal coordinates labeled, including all drill pages as well.
(2) All music needed for the semester. This will constitute between all charts as well as all warm up materials
(3) Instrument, in excellent working condition and continuously cleaned. (Rentals provided for certain instruments)
**All materials may be found on the marching band Facebook site.
50% Attendance/Participation/Materials presented
50% Knowledge and Memorization of music and drill
Attendance/Active Discussion/Participation (50%)
Students are expected to attend the class sessions and performance.
NOTE: An unexcused performance constitutes a failing grade in the class.
Attendance Policy: 2 unexcused absences will result in the maximum grade of a B, 3 unexcused-maximum grade of C, 4 unexcused-maximum grade of D. Any more unexcused absences result in a failing grade.
Excused absences are defined as illness (with a physician’s note), family emergency (with a release from the Dean of Students), or a University related event or activity (with prior approval).
NOTE: Attendance to rehearsal without materials, etc. constitutes absence.
Music and Drill Memorization (50%)
Each member is issued his/her own drill and music. Care should be taken to keep both in good condition. Lost music is subject to fines up to the total replacement cost of the set, or may be obtained by the student via the website. Black marching shoes are required of all members (except guard). Any deviation of the uniform code is not accepted. Hair color should conform to uniform standards and be worn into the hat. Jewelry is not acceptable for performance attire.