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MRD Instrument Checkout

If you play the following instruments: Mellophone, Trombone, Baritone, or Tuba, you will need to sign out your MRD Instrument during our Season Check-In (August 21-24, 20200.

Instrument distribution for wind players 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 by the appropriate instrutors.

Members of the following sections must provide your own instrument: Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Bari Saxophone, and Trumpet. Woodwind players, be aware that we do rehearse and perform 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.

MRD Required Items

All MRD Members (except for Flutes/Piccs) must provide their own music lyre that will be used while playing with filp folders in the stands during game days.  Flip Folders are provided.

COVID-19 Update

All MRD Members must have a face mask to be worn on campus per JMU policy.

We will be providing 2 cloth face masks for all members to be used during Game Days/Performances for the 2020 Season.

All Flute/Pic members will receive a Flute Air Shield, which helps re-direct airflow and minimize aerosols. 

All wind players, with the exception of flutes, will be provided with a bell cover to minimize aerosols.


Uniform distribution will not take place until after the season begins.  

Returning Members who want a different uniform than the one they were issued in 2019, and ALL New Members need to submit their measurements via the Uniform Measurement Form below.

Uniform Measurement Form

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