JSU Marching Southerners

Marching Southerners

Band Camp

2023 Band Camp Information

Welcome Southerners!

Greetings From Dr. B

Hello Marching Southerners and new members! 

The 2022 season was an amazing experience for the Marching Southerners, culminating in the presentation of the Sudler trophy at the 2022 Alumni Reunion. The upcoming 2023 season brings us one year closer to performing at the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France in 2024…members and staff are ecstatic beyond words! 

“Reflection,” the 2023 production, has the potential to become one of the band’s most memorable shows because the members, alumni, and fans from across the world have decided the musical selections in the show. We are all looking forward to band camp and getting started on this show. Please carefully read the information below for important dates and audition information.


  • First, complete the Band Camp registration form. This is important so that we know how many members are interested in marching in the Fall. You must register before before June 1, 2023. BAND CAMP REGISTRATION FORM
  • You will be required to submit a video audition for the music portion of the audition if you are a woodwind or brass player. Your video (music) audition will be combined with a marching/visual audition at band camp for your overall audition score. The woodwind/brass video submission information and form can be found HERE.
  • Download the stand music at www.marchingsoutherners.org/music. If you are a new member, start learning all of the stand music and committing it to memory over the summer break.
  • If you plan on auditioning for The Marching Southerners, everyone (including vets) MUST register and attend band camp. We will use the registration numbers to determine how many spots we should include in the drill. You must register before June 1, 2023 if you plan to attend band camp and audition for the band.  When considering candidates for positions, anyone registering after June 1, 2023, will be given the lowest priority. You can register for camp online by clicking here.
  • Percussion Audition Information can be found HERE.
  • Marching Ballerina Audition Information can be found HERE.
  • Colorguard Audition Information can be found HERE.


Please click HERE for the full detailed Summer/Camp Schedule.

Woodwind Day 

Saturday, July 8th 

  • 9:00AM: Check-in at Mason Hall
  • 9:30AM: Sectional Rehearsals begin
  • 12:00PM (noon): LUNCH BREAK
  • 1:30PM: Sectionals
  • 3:00PM: FULL Ensemble
  • 4:00PM: Dismissal

Brass Day

Saturday, July 15th
  • 8:30AM: Instrument Checkout (20J: Band room)  (Baritone/Mellophone: Bennett Field)
  • 9:00AM: Intro Meeting (Mason Hall: 3rd floor Recital Hall)
  • 10:00AM:Sectional Rehearsal begins
  • 12:00PM (noon): LUNCH BREAK
  • 1:30PM: Sectionals
  • 3:00PM: FULL Ensemble
  • 4:00PM: Dismissal

These “summer sectionals” are NOT mandatory. Every year, we host Woodwind Day and Brass Day so that everyone can play the music together, receive instruction, and socialize! Additionally, it will give you a sense of what you need to work on before band camp.


Rookie Camp and JSU Drumline

  • Sunday July 30th (2PM-4PM): Dorm Check-in
  • Sunday July 30th (evening) – Monday July 31st (all day)
Please click HERE for the full detailed Summer/Camp Schedule.

FULL Southerners Camp

  • Sunday July 30th (2PM-4PM): Dorm Check-in
  • July 31st (6pm evening rehearsal) – August 16th (evening rehearsal only – Aug. 14, 15, 16)
  • Drum corps members will report to camp on August 14th for the 6pm evening rehearsal.
Please click HERE for the full detailed Summer/Camp Schedule. 


Vets and New Members must check into the dorms on July 30th from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. if you plan on living in a dorm for the entire school year. This check in process will take place at the Pete Mathews Coliseum in a drive-thru format. More information about check in will be provided through email by JSU Housing.

  • Temporary housing will NOT be provided this year. If you sign up for on campus housing you will have to retain that housing assignment for the entirety of the year.
  • Meals will be offered at the Jack Hopper Dining Hall for $10 throughout the extent of camp. This is an “all you care to eat” experience, and is great value for your money. The Dining Hall will be accepting CASH ONLY so be sure to plan accordingly.

“I offer a sincere welcome to everyone who will be joining the Marching Southerners for the first time. You are about to embark on a life-changing experience. You will find Southerners band camp to be one of the most enjoyable band camps that you have ever experienced. The atmosphere is very positive, and we accomplish a great deal every day. As you prepare for camp, try to stay in good shape and eat as healthy as possible over the summer months. 

Your directors and staff are busy preparing for the Southerners 2023 production, “Reflection” You are going to love performing this show. I look forward to seeing this show come to life. 

Be safe, stay healthy, and register for band camp today! 

Blow Southerners!

-Dr. B

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