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Opening Camp Meeting

MRD CAMP WILL OFFICIALLY BEGIN AT 3:30pm ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017 WITH A MEETING ON THE UPPER QUAD IN FRONT OF WILSON HALL (see enclosed map). Instruments are NOT required at this meeting, but will be needed after dinner for our first rehearsals. All MRD's should plan to meet in front of Wilson Hall by 3:30pm. In case of rain/inclement weather, we will meet inside Wilson Hall.

CLICK HERE for a campus map of MRD Camp/Season locations.

Sunday Schedule

Please review the schedule for the first day of MRD Band Camp. With everything that takes place during this first day, it is necessary for all members to be informed and responsible for reporting to the appropriate locations at the assigned times. PLEASE PAY CAREFUL ATTENTION TO SCHEDULE UPDATES DURING BAND CAMP (and the season), AS TIMES AND LOCATIONS MAY BE ADJUSTED DUE TO POTENTIAL INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS OR FACILITY AVAILABILITY.

MRD Camp Sunday Schedule

CLICK HERE to download the 2017 MRD Camp Opening Day Schedule.

Basic Camp Schedule

The MRD Camp Schedule will follow this basic outline each day, with a few exceptions (listed below):

8:30AM Morning Sessions
11:30AM Lunch Break
1:00PM Afternoon Sessions
5:00PM Dinner Break
6:00PM Evening Sessions
8:30PM Evening Activities

Important times during the week
  • Thursday, August 24 - NO morning or afternoon rehearsals (Freshmen Orientation)

  • Friday, August 25 - MRD Performance @ Freshman Pep Rally (7:45pm)

  • Saturday, August 26 - Final Camp Rehearsal (TBA) - JMU/HARRISONBURG BLOCK PARTY PERFORMANCE @ 3:30PM

  • Monday, August 28 - FALL CLASSES BEGIN!   MRD Sectionals (6-7:15pm)

  • Tuesday, August 29 - FIRST MRD REHEARSAL at Bridgeforth Stadium6-7:30pm

2017 Season Schedule

Please review the enclosed season schedule carefully and mark ALL PERFORMANCES (including game days) in your calendars NOW!! The success of the JMU Marching Royal Dukes depends on 100% attendance. Please begin your season preparations by ensuring that there are no schedule conflicts or anticipated attendance issues. Specific details about the MRD Attendance Policy will be provided and reviewed during MRD Camp. If conflicts exist, these must be addressed with Mr. Rikkers (and via the online attendance forms) A.S.A.P. in order to make the necessary arrangements.

CLICK HERE for the UPDATED & FINAL 2017 MRD SEASON SCHEDULE - this includes updated performances and game times.

MRD Schedule 2017

Regular Season Rehearsal Location & Times

Beginning last fall, the permanent home of the MRDs is Bridgeforth Stadium, and our new rehearsal time is 6-7:30pm, Monday-Friday. Sectionals remain on Mondays (6-7:30pm), and we will not have rehearsals on Fridays unless there is a game or performance that weekend. Please check your class schedule for conflicts.

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