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About Camp

Welcome to the JMU Marching Royal Dukes! All members are required to attend our pre-season camp August 23-29. Please see below for additional information.

PERSONNEL FORM - All MRDs music submit the electronic MRD PERSONNEL FORM prior to August 1.  Please click the button below to complete the form.

MRD PERSONNEL FORM 2015

MRD Band Camp Registration

All MRD members must register for band camp between 10:30am and 3:00pm on SUNDAY, August 23. Registration will take place at the JMU Bookstore next to Godwin Hall (see enclosed map). Parking is available in the lots adjacent to Godwin. At that time, all members will receive a season drill book, water bottle, lanyard, camp meal card (see meal information later in this packet), nametag, and other important information pertaining to camp and our season ahead.NOTE: If you are unable to arrive by 3:00pm, you must make special arrangements to register for camp by calling the Band Office at (540) 568-6656.

NOTE: If you are unable to arrive by 3:00 PM, you must make special arrangements to register for camp by calling the Band Office at (540) 568-6656.

IMPORTANT NOTE: MRD REGISTRATION AND DORM CHECK-IN ARE TWO SEPARATE PROCESSES. RESIDENCE LIFE STAFF AT RESIDENCE HALLS WILL BE AVAILABLE BETWEEN NOON AND 2:45PM TO CHECK YOU INTO YOUR ASSIGNED DORM (if living on campus).


JMU Bookstore

THE JMU BOOKSTORE WILL BE OPEN DURING MRD REGISTRATION ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 10am-2pm.

This will be an excellent opportunity to buy your books, JMU attire, or other supplies needed for the school year! And speaking of necessary supplies . . . plan on picking up the latest edition of the MRD season recording - available at the JMU bookstore!! Please use this time to prepare for the new semester BEFORE we begin the busy camp schedule.


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What if I'm a new student and need to attend 1787 August Orientation?

The JMU Band Office works with the JMU Office of Orientation to accommodate the needs of all incoming students.

CLICK HERE for a Freshmen Orientation Summary for MRD members.

AN ORIENTATION SCHEDULE FOR ALL MRD FRESHMEN IS INCLUDED IN YOUR CAMP PACKET. PLEASE REVIEW THIS CAREFULLY. You can also visit www.jmu.edu/orientation for more information, or contact us with any questions.


How do I register for the Marching Band class in MyMadison?

Make sure to register for Marching Band in MyMadison - MUAP237/257!

ALL WIND/PERCUSSION/GUARD MEMBERS OF THE JMU MARCHING ROYAL DUKES MUST BE REGISTERED FOR MUAP237 - Section 0001 (Section 0002 is for the Dukettes only) BY THE FIRST REGULAR REHEARSAL (TUESDAY, September 1). MUAP537 is reserved for graduate students only. If you have a class conflict and are unable to register, please contact Connie Driscoll in the band office during camp, or download the PDF form on the MRD website for an override form to be completed and submitted to the University Registrar's Office (Warren Hall). IF YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED FOR MUAP 237/537, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE AND WILL LOSE YOUR MARCHING SPOT - THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS REQUIREMENT.


Can I park on campus during camp?

Regular JMU Parking Regulations will be in effect during MRD Camp (see insert in camp mailing). All students who will have a car on campus must have purchased and properly displayed your new parking permit by Monday, August 24. If you plan to have a car on campus but will not be registering it during the season, you must purchase a temporary permit PRIOR TO BAND CAMP at the JMU Parking Services Office located at the entrance to the stadium parking deck. THE JMU BAND OFFICE WILL NOT BE REPONSIBLE FOR TICKETS RECEIVED DURING CAMP/THE SEASON.

Please visit www.jmu.edu/parking for more information. Parking services will be open 7:30am-4:30pm.


Want your uniform from last season? 

ALL RETURNING MEMBERS who indicated they wanted to receive the same uniform they wore during the 2014 season should plan to pick theirs up at the FORBES CENTER loading dock at some point during MRD registration on Sunday. RETURNING MEMBERS WHO WANT A NEW UNIFORM AND NEW MEMBERS WHO HAVE NOT YET BEEN FITTED FOR A UNIFORM WILL ATTEND SCHEDULED DISTIRBUTIONS DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES. SPECIFIC TIMES FOR DISTRIBUTION WILL BE ANNOUNCED DURING CAMP.


I have a question, and need more specific information.

If you have any additional questions, just call the band office at (540) 568-6656.

THE FULL MRD CAMP PACKET IS AVAILABLE ON OUR "CAMP MAILING" WEBSITE - CLICK HERE.