WELCOME TO JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY!
CONGRATULATIONS for choosing JMU to be your home for the next few years! We hope that you are looking forward to your experience at JMU and that you plan to join the Marching Royal Dukes.
After acceptance to the university, you will receive an e-mail inviting you to join the band will. This will be sent to your JMU E-MAIL ACCOUNT, so please make sure to watch for that. This will include important information about our season, as well as a link to our online registration form. TO JOIN US, simply complete and submit the online form, and then inform your Freshman Adviser that you are interested in joining the marching band. You will need to sign up for the class, MUAP 237.
Once we receive your online application, you will be automatically added to our roster and we will send you a confirmation e-mail. We will send all members a pre-season mailing with details about band camp and the season ahead by August 1, and will include: MRD camp schedule and details, information about residence hall check-in, dining information, maps and directions, schedules, and music to prepare for the season. All of this information will also be available on our BAND CAMP page.
IF YOU ARE READING THIS INFORMATION AND ARE A TRANSFER STUDENT, please visit our Transfer Student page for additional information specific to your transition to JMU and into the Marching Royal Dukes!
IF YOU ARE A CURRENT JMU STUDENT AND WANT TO JOIN THE BAND, please contact the JMU Band Office for additional information.
The Marching Royal Dukes will be taking their sixth trip abroad this year, touring ITALY (Rome and Florence) and performing in the 2014-15 Rome New Year's Day Parade and Festival. The band will tavel December 28, 2014-January 4, 2015.
ALL NEW MEMBERS OF THE MARCHING ROYAL DUKES ARE INVITED TO BE A PART OF THIS TRIP! We already have 270 signed up to travel, and we ahve 350 seats reserved for additional MRD members and family/alumni who wish to join. For more information, please click below.
ALL INTERESTED MEMBERS MUST BE SIGNED UP BY AUGUST 1.