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Preseason Band Camp

The EKU Marching Colonels begins their season with a Preseason Band Camp from August 9-15. Preseason Band Camp is required for all students in the course. The camp schedule is planned in conjunction with the required freshman orientation: "Big E Welcome" events.

Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Timothy Wiggins, Director of Athletic Bands.


Preseason Band Camp Schedule Big E EventsWhat to BringWhen do I arrive? ♦ Music ♦ Frequently Asked Questions ♦


Big E Events in conjuction with Band Camp

The Marching Colonels are a vibrant and important part of the campus life, and we participate in both Traditions Night and the Turner Gate events. In addition, the schedule is set to allow students to get to know their roommates and new classmates during meals and other activities. Freshmen students will be given the opportunity to participate in the Special Populations Connetions (Honors, specific colleges, etc.) orientations and open house. Some events, such as Zero Shades of Gray and Maximize your Buzz will be made available via video for freshmen band students.


What do I need for Band Camp?

You!, your instrument, comfortable athletic shoes and plenty of water. The Marching Colonels provide sousaphones, marching baritones, mellophones, tenor saxophones, percussion (snare, tenors, bass drum, cymbals) and guard equipment. We will also provide you with music and flip folders. All equipment will be obtained when you check in. 


When do we move in?

Marching Colonel students move in to the dorms early for free. Move-in for drumline, Color Guard, Maroonettes and twirlers is Sunday, August 9 in the morning. For woodwinds and brass, move-in is Monday, August 10 in the afternoon. If you are traveling from a significant distance, let us know and we can arrange for you to move in later in the day.  


Can I get a head start on music?

We are currently working on posting parts on the course Blackboard (Bb) Site. Once you have registered for MUS 256 and have your EKU ID and password, you will be able to access the class site and all the materials specific to the course. In the meantime, you can check out the parts on the Marching Colonel for a Day Music page. These are many traditionals that you can get a head start on!

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