Skip to Main Content

Marching Royal Dukes


JMU Marching Royal Dukes Logo
Give Now
You are in the main content

Instruments & Equipment

MRD Instrument Checkout

If you play the following instruments: Mellophone, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, or Electric Bass, YOU WILL NEED TO SIGN OUT YOUR MRD INSTRUMENT AT OUR INSTRUMENT DISTRIBUTION DURING REGISTRATION 10:30 AM TO 3:00 PM ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 2. INSTRUMENT DISTRIBUTION WILL TAKE PLACE AT OUR EQUIPMENT STORAGE ROOM IN THE STADIUM. Equipment for Drumline and Guard is also provided, but specific details for those units will be given at the first session on Sunday by the appropriate instructors.

PLAYERS OF THE FOLLOWING MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN INSTRUMENTS: Clarinet, Flute and Piccolo, Saxophone (Alto/Tenor/Bari), and Trumpet. Woodwind players, be aware that we can be caught in inclement weather! Please plan accordingly.

Instrument Accessories

All MRD members are expected to provide the appropriate accessories for their instruments. Please plan accordingly and make sure you are prepared not just for MRD Camp, but also for the entire season. Make sure you have proper mouthpieces and/or reeds, valve and/or slide grease, cleaning supplies and instrument cases. MOUTHPIECES ARE NOT PROVIDED. Individuals using a school-owned instrument must provide their own preferred mouthpiece. Mellophones must supply a MELLOPHONE mouthpiece - the Yamaha MP14F4 Mouthpiece is recommended. Trombones should provide a large-bore mouthpiece. Baritones should provide a large-bore mouthpiece - the Yamaha 48 or Bach 6 1/2 AL are recommended.

CLICK HERE for a list of required items for the 2015 MRDs.

ALL MRD MEMBERS (except for Flutes/Pics) MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN MUSIC LYRE that will be used while playing with flip folders in the stands during game days. Flip FOLDERS are provided.