Welcome to the JMU Marching Royal Dukes! All members are required to attend our pre-season camp August 18-24. Please see below for additional information.
MRD BAND CAMP REGISTRATION
All members of the MRD’s must register for band camp between 10:30 AM and 3:00 PM on SUNDAY, August 18. Registration will take place in front of the JMU Bookstore next to Godwin Hall (see enclosed map). Parking is available in the lots adjacent to Godwin Hall. At that time, all members will receive a season drill book, water bottle, lanyard, camp meal card (see meal information later in this newsletter), nametag, and other important information pertaining to camp and our season.
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).
THE JMU BOOKSTORE WILL BE OPEN DURING MRD REGISTRATION ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 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.
BAND CAMP PARKING
Regular JMU Parking Regulations will be in effect during MRD Camp. All students who will have a car on campus must have purchased and properly displayed your new parking permit by Monday, August 19. 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 BAND CAMP.
Please visit www.jmu.edu/parking for more information. Parking services will be open 7:30am-4:30pm.
IMPORTANT REMINDER ABOUT PARKING AND DRIVING ON CAMPUS: The JMU campus is closed to thru-traffic 7am-7pm. Specific details about this will be provided in the camp mailing.
The JMU Band Office works with the JMU Office of Orientation to accommodate the needs of all incoming students.
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.
CLICK HERE for a Freshmen Orientation Summary for MRD members (available: June 2013).