JSU Marching Southerners

Marching Southerners

Band Camp

2024 Band Camp Information

Welcome, Southerners!

Greetings From Dr. B.

Hello, current and incoming Marching Southerners!

The 2023 season was an amazing experience for the Marching Southerners, from hosting the Alabama Marching Band Championships to performing in the Ceasars Super Dome in New Orleans. 

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, 2024. 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 by July 1, 2024. 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 can be found HERE.


  • If you are interested in participating in a Concert Band this Fall, the video submissions will be due by August 1st, 2024. The audition information will be released soon.
  • Download the stand music by clicking HERE. 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, 2024 if you plan to attend band camp and audition for the band.  When considering candidates for positions, anyone registering after June 1, 2024, 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.


  • The daily Band Camp Schedule can be found HERE.


 Brass Day (Not Mandatory) 

Saturday, July 13th


8:30AM: Instrument Checkout
(20Js – Band Room, Baritones & Mellophones – Bennett Field)
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

Woodwind Day (Not Mandatory)

Saturday, July 20th


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

Rookie Camp (and JSU Drumline)

August 2nd-3rd

Schedule: Click HERE

Band Camp

August 4th-20th

Schedule: Click HERE

**The Brass and Woodwind rehearsal days are not mandatory. These are simply extra rehearsals that are a great opportunity to meet your section and play through the music before Band Camp!**




The dorm check in process typically takes place at the Pete Mathews Coliseum in a drive-thru format. More information about check in will be provided through email by JSU Housing and will be added here ASAP.

  • 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 2024 production. 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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