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Transfer and Current Students

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 should receive an e-mail inviting you to join the Dukes from the JMU Admissions Office by the end of May. In it, you will receive important information about our season and a link to our online registration form. If you are interested in joining the band, you simply visit the ONLINE REGISTRATION site, and sign up.

During your summer orientation, please make sure to inform your Academic Adviser of your interest in joining the MRDs, and they will help you sign up for the class, MUAP237 - Section 0001.

  • GUARD AND PERCUSSION - CLICK HERE - for the MRD Guard & Percussion Audition Information.


Students already enrolled at JMU

If you are a CURRENT JMU STUDENT and would like to join the MRD's, please visit the Prospective Member page.

Students enrolled at BRCC

If you are attending Blue Ridge Community College and want to be a part of the JMU Marching Royal Dukes:

  1. Complete the online reservation form when available (May).
  2. Contact the JMU Office of Outreach Programs for information regarding registration. ALL MRD MEMBERS must be registered for MUAP 237 by the first day of classes, August 29, 2016.