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.
- 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
10am-3pm Registration @ JMU Bookstore
Noon-2:45pm Residence Hall Check-In (for members living on-campus)
3:30p OPENING MEETING @ Wilson Hall
6:30pm First rehearsals @ Stadium
8:30am Morning rehearsals
1:00pm Afternoon rehearsals
6pm Evening rehearsals
Noon Final Camp Rehearsal
3:00pm Program meeting
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
November 11 JMU vs. Richmond
Band Parent’s Day & Alumni Band
December 1 Harrisonburg Holiday Parade
Concert for the Community – Downtown Harrisonburg