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 shoudl 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 wil help you sign up for the class, MUAP237.


PROSPECTIVE PERCUSSION AND GUARD MEMBERS - you wil need to attend the required audition day on Saturday, June 28, 2014.  Additional information about this can be located at the Percussion/Guard Audition page.







If you are a CURRENT JMU STUDENT and would like to join the MRD’s, please contact the JMU Band Office at 540.568.6656 or Connie Driscoll at for more information.


All CURRENT STUDENTS should complete the R.S.V.P. FORM and return it to the band office - Room 214 of the Music Building.









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 26, 2014.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you applied to JMU for the 2014-15 chool year and were denied admission, you will be unable to register for classes at JMU, and therefore unable to participate this season.