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Marching Monarchs


General Information

The Marching Monarchs heighten the competitive atmosphere at football games through entertaining performances and a display of school spirit. The Marching Monarchs is among the largest student organizations on campus and offers its students the opportunity to develop life skills through teamwork and leadership...on campus and beyond. In addition to performing at all home football games, the band generally represents Methodist University at a few special events throughout the semester. This is a fall-only ensemble. Regularly scheduled rehearsals take place every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4:00-6:00pm, and on game-day before home football games.

There are no auditions to be part of the Marching Monarchs. All students are welcome to participate regardless of their intended area of study. If you enjoy making music, find fulfillment in representing your school in a meaningful manner, and enjoy being around like-minded people, this is the organization for you! Though not the primary reason for joining, the Marching Monarchs offer participation scholarships to most of its members, including color guard and Dazzlers dance team.

Marching band students are required to participate in Early Week Band Camp: move-in for Early Week is August 9, 2014. Students that submit a Prospective Student Form will receive a packet in the mail early summer of 2014 that outlines how to register and what to bring to Early Week. If you haven't already, take a moment to fill out and return a Prospective Student Form now!


A placement process will be used to determine instrumentation for the drumline. The placement process will take place on August 10, 2014.

The Marching Monarchs Drumline uses the following sticks and mallets:

  • TXDC1W (snare sticks)
  • AB1-AB4 (bass drum mallets)
  • ATH1 (tenor mallets)

Please plan to bring your own snare sticks and tenor mallets to the drumline placement process, and it is strongly encouraged to procure the above mentioned products; bass drum mallets will be provided.

Color Guard and Dazzlers

All students with high school color guard or dance experience are encouraged to join the Marching Monarchs color guard and Dazzlers dance team. Members of these auxiliary sections are eligible for scholarships. Any current or incoming female student is welcome to participate.