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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, an email inviting you to join the band will be sent to you by the end of May. In it, you will receive important information about our season, as well as a link to our online registration form.

TO JOIN US, please click the "Join the MRDs" button below, and complete the MRD Member Form.  You will also need to inform your Freshman Adviser during your Summer Springboard session that you are interested in joining the marching band. During your enrollment period, you will need to sign up for the class, MUAP 237 Section 0003.


TRANSFER STUDENTS, please visit our Transfer Student page for additional information specific to your transition to JMU and into the Marching Royal Dukes.

CURRENT JMU STUDENT AND WANT TO JOIN THE BAND, please visit the Prospective Member page.

Join the MRDs!

Once we receive your Member Form, you will be automatically added to our roster and we will send you a confirmation e-mail. We will send all members a pre-season mailing around August 1, with details about band camp and the season ahead.  This will include: MRD camp schedule and details, information about residence hall move-in, dining information, maps and directions, schedules, and music to prepare for the season. All of this information will also be available on our BAND CAMP page.

  • CLICK HERE for the 2019 MRD Invitation Letter. (available in May)
  • ALL STUDENTS MUST REGISTER FOR MUAP 237. During your Summer Springboard Orietnation, please inform your academic advisor that you wish to participate in the JMU Marching Royal Dukes. They will help you sign up for MUAP 237 Section 003.  Section 001 is reserved for returning members, and Section 002 is for our Dukettes dance team members.

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