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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 at our instrument distribution during MRD Camp Registration 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM on Wednesday, August 19.

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.

CLICK HERE for a list of required items for the 2020 MRDs.

ALL MRD MEMBERS (except for Flutes/Pics) MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN MUSIC LYRE that will be used while playing with flip folders in the stands during game days. Flip Folders are provided.


ALL RETURNING MEMBERS who indicated they wanted to receive the same uniform they wore during the 2019 season should plan to pick theirs up at the FORBES CENTER loading dock at some point during MRD registration on Wednesday. 

Returning Members who want a new uniform and New Members who have not yet been fitted for a uniform will attend scheduled distributions beginning during MRD Camp and/or the first week of classes.  Specific times for distribution will be announced during MRD Camp.


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