TENTATIVE FULL BAND CAMP SCHEDULE
MONDAY, AUGUST 15 - Band Officers, TBS, Guard and Drumline
8:00 am - 2:00 pm - Check in and register at MRH. Pick up Dorm Keys and move into dorm.
2:00 pm - Mandatory Organizational Meeting
2:30 pm - Guard and Drumline Auditions begin. Rehearsal Follows until 5:30 pm
Leadership Meeting with Mr. Bryant.
5:30 pm - Dinner at the MRH
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Belmont Students Move In
TUESDAY, AUGUST 16 - Full Band Meets
8:00 am - 2:00 pm - Rest of the band checks in and registers at the MRH. Pick up Dorm keys and move into dorm (TBS members will assist with move-in.)
2:00 pm - Mandatory Organizational Meeting and first rehearsal for All Band Members.
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Hornline auditions begin. Percussion and Guard Rehearse
5:00 pm - Band Pizza Party
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Full Band Rehearsal (either stadium or McGugin)
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 17 - FRIDAY AUGUST 19
8:00 am - Shuttle Buses pick up students at Commons Center
8:00 am - 8:45 am - Continental Breakfast provided at the MRH
9:00 am - 12:00 noon - Outside rehearsal in the stadium or McGugin
12:00 noon - 1:30 pm - Lunch (on your own)
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm - Inside Rehearsal (will also be doing uniform check out during this time). Most likely be split between sectional and full band.
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Dinner Break at the MRH
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Outside rehearsal (either stadium or McGugin)
9:00 pm - Shuttle returns to VU Commons
SATURDAY AUGUST 20
7:00 am - Everyone Assist Move In for 1st Year students, VU Commons
*Possible Pep Band performance that day, TBA
SUNDAY AUGUST 21
4:30 pm - Returning students and LU, BU, TVN, Vol State students only: Founders Walk Rehearsal
6:00 pm - Founders Walk Ceremony - Rand Patio Area
6:30 pm - Dinner - Commons Lawn
MONDAY AUGUST 22
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Rehearsal (1st year students will need to leave at 3:00 pm to go to dress for Honor Code signing)
TUESDAY AUGUST 23
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Outside Rehearsal - Stadium or McGugin
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 24
First Day of Classes at Vanderbilt - No rehearsal
THURSDAY AUGUST 25
Regular Rehearsal Schedule begins - Tues / Thurs - 4:30 - 6:30 pm, Fri - 5:30 - 7:00 pm
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1
Home Football Game vs South Carolina
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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2016 SPIRIT OF GOLD DRUM MAJORS!
ERIN ELGASS - DRUM MAJOR
RAY YU - ASSISTANT DRUM MAJOR
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN CHOSEN TO SERVE AS STUDENT LEADERS THIS FALL!
FLUTE / PICCOLO SECTION LEADER - JESSICA BLOOMROSEN
CLARINET SECTION LEADER - JASON EGGOLD
WOODWIND DRILL INSTRUCTOR - JANELLE QUEITSCH
SAXOPHONE SECTION LEADER - EMILY BISHOP
WOODWIND DRILL INSTRUCTOR - JOSHEPH STAHL
TRUMPET SECTION LEADER - CAMDEN HUTCHESON
HIGH BRASS DRILL INSTRUCTOR - NICHOLAS GALIOTO
MELLOPHONE SECTION LEADER - STEPHEN ROBINSON
HIGH BRASS DRILL INSTRUCTOR - MELISSA KOWERDUCK
TROMBONE SECTION LEADER - SARAH POLETT
LOW WINDS AND FRIENDS SECTION LEADER - GAVIN WAITE
LOW BRASS DRILL INSTRUCTOR - BRENDEN WILDER
LOW BRASS DRILL INSTRUCTOR - COLIN JOHNSON
SOUSAPHONE SECTION LEADER - MAX GREENE
COLOR GUARD AND PERC LEADERSHIP WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT CAMP
The Vanderbilt University Band program is one of the largest and most diverse student activities at Vanderbilt University. The University Band program includes five performing ensembles with members hailing from 34 states majoring in 40 different fields in all undergraduate and graduate academic schools at Vanderbilt. The University Athletic Bands also involve students from other universities and colleges in the Metro Nashville area including David Lipscomb University, Belmont University, Trevecca Nazarene University, and Nashville Tech.
Students that have participated in the Spirit of Gold Marching Band have gone onto many diverse and successful careers in medicine, law, politics, education, research, engineering, and as officers in the United States Military. Notably, current United States Senator and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Lamar Alexander (who was also Governor of Tennessee) performed with the Spirit of Gold.
Vanderbilt University Bands are often in the center of campus life providing concerts at social gatherings, university activities, & athletic events. Whether it is the Marching Band performing during Halftime at a Commodore football game, the Basketball Band performing from the floor of Memorial Gymnasium, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble presenting a concert of feature works, or the Community Band's "Concert in the Park," the Vanderbilt University Band program offers a wealth of opportunities both to the performer and the audience.
Please explore our web site and if you have any questions feel free to contact the Band Office.