Hello Marching Southerners!
What a year 2020 was for us. With us all facing a new normal of practicing social distancing and isolation, the 2021 Marching Southerners Band Camp will be an amazing REUNION for us all! I look forward to seeing all of the returning vets as well as all of our new members!
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have had to alter our plans with auditions for the drum line, marching ballerinas and the color guard. If you are interested in trying out for one of those sections, please click the link below that pertains to your particular section of interest! (Please keep in mind that all dates may change due to the Coronavirus situation).
For all of the woodwinds and brass players, we will be having a virtual music audition process. This video audition will be combined with a marching/visual audition that with take place at band camp for your overall audition score. Information on these video auditions can be found HERE. Please complete the Band Camp registration form as well so that we will expect you for Band Camp. This is important to ensure that you will have a spot on the field, and so that we know how many members will be marching in the Fall.
Also, everyone can download the stand music at www.marchingsoutherners.org/music/ If you are a new member, please start learning all of the stand music and committing it to memory over the summer break.
We have Woodwind Day and a Brass Day scheduled for this summer. Woodwind Day is June 26th. Brass Day is July 10th. Both of these days will be from 9-4. Remember these “summer sectionals” are NOT mandatory. We hold Woodwind Day and Brass Day so that everyone can play through the music together, receive musical instruction, and socialize! Also, it will give you an idea of what you may need to work on before band camp. (Again, please keep in mind that all dates may change due to the Coronavirus situation).
Everyone (including vets) MUST register and attend band camp if you plan to audition for The Marching Southerners. We will be using the registration numbers as a guide for how many spots we should include in the drill. If you plan to attend band camp and want to audition for the band, you must register prior to July 1, 2021.
Anyone registering after July 1, 2021 will be given lowest priority when considering people for the positions. You can register for camp online by clicking here. Please read the “Things to Know” section of the newsletter for information on camp dates, schedules, housing, fees, meals, etc.
Rookie Camp and JSU Drumline – August 2
FULL Southerners Camp – August 3-17 (No rehearsal on Aug. 8, 14, 15)
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 in full preparations for the 2021 Southerners Production, “Fate of the Gods.” This show will be an amazing soundtrack that none of us will ever forget! I can’t wait to see you all bring this show to life!
Take care, stay safe, and register for band camp today!
I can’t wait to see you all at camp!
Hello Southerners! The leadership team would love to welcome everyone to the upcoming 2021-2022 season! This year is going to be truly outstanding and we can’t wait to have you all on the field with us. We understand now more than ever it is important for us to stay a family in this time of need.
Our 2021 production, Fate of the Gods, is a new exciting take on Greek mythology!
Each movement glorifies a new, yet powerful, God. This show is going to be a true joy ride with constant thrills and electrifying moments, not to mention truly chilling music, with selections from Hans Zimmer, Robbie Van Leeuween, and Thomas Bergersen.
We have an incredible year ahead of us, and we can’t wait to get started. This is a beautiful opportunity to make this halftime show phenomenal and make an entire audience jump to their feet from pure excitement! BLOW SOUTHERNERS!
Your Drum Majors,