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No! Racer Band consists of members from all university majors. College marching band is a great place to make friends and provides a social / peer group for all its members.
Most Racer Band members have not found time management to be a problem even with the largest of academic loads. Racer Band rehearses from 4:45pm - 5:45pm Monday, 6:00pm - 8:00pm Tuesday - Thursday, and 6:00pm - 8:00pm Friday. Few classes conflict with these time slots. Racer Band offers ways to resolve minor conflicts, and on occasion, our performance schedule will allow some well-deserved time off.
Yes! Racer Band Camp starts a week before schools starts. Camp information is mailed the first week of August to all members who have registered on racerband.com. Guard and percussion come to MSU ten days before school starts. Students are able to move in for the semester the day of camp registration. Music rehearsals are held in the mornings and afternoons and marching rehearsals are at night. There is free time to set-up checking accounts, get to know campus, and have fun. Meals and dormitory lodging for camp are paid by MSU.
Racer Band members are paid for their membership! Racer Band pays for all trips, meals, banquet and other fees.
Racer Band is a scheduled class for 1 credit hour. You are graded primarily on attendance at rehearsals and performances. Released time for university-sponsored events can be arranged through the director. Every member receives a handbook, music and drill the first day of camp. Detail policies, performance schedules, and additional information are available at www.racerband.com.
If you have been a successful member of your high school band program, you will be a successful Racer Band member. No audition is necessary. There is a brief screening for part assignments during band camp.
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