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REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

The Marching Royal Dukes is a class at JMU and members earn 2 credits each semester of participation. The band rehearses Monday-Friday 6-7:30pm at Bridgeforth Stadium. Monday rehearsals are reserved for sectionals, and Friday rehearsals are only held during game weeks or when a weekend performance is scheduled. On gamedays, the band will have a morning rehearsal prior to their pregame report time, performance, and parade to the stadium. In addition to performing at all home football games, the band will travel with the Dukes to select away games and perform at local/regional high school exhibition and community events.

CLASS:

  • MUAP 237: Marching Band Section 0001 (winds/percussion/guard only)
  • MUAP 237: Marching Band Section 0002 (Dukettes only)
  • MUAP 537: Marching Band Section 0001 (graduate students only)

2017 MRD PRE-SEASON CAMP SCHEDULE

The Marching Royal Dukes will return to campus Sunday, August 20-Saturday August 26 for the 2017 Pre-Season MRD Camp.

BASIC CAMP SCHEDULE

SUNDAY
10am-3pm    Registration @ JMU Bookstore
Noon-2:45pm    Residence Hall Check-In (for members living on-campus)
3:30p   OPENING MEETING @ Wilson Hall

5:00pm    Dinner
6:30pm    First rehearsals @ Stadium

MONDAY-FRIDAY
8:30am    Morning rehearsals
11:30am    Lunch
1:00pm    Afternoon rehearsals
4:30pm    Dinner
6pm    Evening rehearsals

SATURDAY
10:00am    Brunch
Noon    Final Camp Rehearsal
3:00pm    Program meeting

MRD SCHEDULE 2017 - INITIAL JPEG

CLICK HERE to view the 2017 JMU Football Schedule @ JMUSports.com.

August 20-26 2017 MRD Pre-Season Camp

September 2 JMU @ Eastern Carolina University (full band travel)

September 8 High School Exhibition – T.B.D.

September 9 JMU vs. East Tennessee State (season home opener)

September 16 JMU vs. Norfolk State - Band Day

September 23 JMU vs. Maine – JMU Family Weekend
                 Family Weekend POPS Concert, 8:30pm @ Convo

October 14 JMU vs. Villanova

October 21 (All Day) JMU PARADE OF CHAMPIONS

October 28 JMU vs. New Hampshire – Homecoming

November 4  VMBC State Championship Exhibition
                 Salem, VA

November 11 JMU vs. Richmond
                Band Parent’s Day & Alumni Band

December 1 Harrisonburg Holiday Parade
               Concert for the Community – Downtown Harrisonburg

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