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Welcome Perspective Members

Welcome!  We appreciate your interest in the Morgan State University (MSU) Band.  As one of the best and most respected bands in Maryland, we would like to take this opportunity to acquaint you with our organization.  The MSU Band program offers five (5) different ensembles: Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Pep Band and Jazz Combo.  Of the 5, the most popular and well recognized ensemble is the Marching Band, fondly known as “The Magnificent Marching Machine”.  The Magnificent Marching Machine is comprised of 150 students and has dazzled and excited audiences during performances at MSU Football Games, National Football League Games, Presidential Inaugurations, World Series, National Playoff Games, and in regional and local television appearances.  This ensemble has performed throughout the United States and in Bermuda.  The ensemble has also made a cameo appearance in the movie "Head of State" featuring actor-comedian Chris Rock and appeared on Tom Joyner's television show. It is our hope that the information provided will further excite you about both the MSU Band Program and Morgan State University in general.  Discover the tradition, excitement, and fun that makes the MSU Band an integral part of the College experience!

Sound Interesting?

The MSU Band is always looking for new members to fill its ranks.  All MSU students are welcome to fill out an interest form (below) so that we may provide you with further information.  In addition to our online interest form we will have paper forms available at our Open House located on Campus.  Prospective members and interested students are also encouraged to attend our Spring concert event, held annually in the Carl Murphy Fine Arts Center.  Music auditions are generally held in the spring and summer, and marching auditions are held in August.  More information about auditions is available in the admissions part of this page.

Joining the Band is an excellent way to become involved with the University. The MSU Band  is the Pride of Morgan State University, and is recognized around the state of Maryland as a model of musical excellence. It offers a warm social environment into which many students are welcomed as well as given the opportunity to create friendships and memories that last a lifetime. 

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MSU BAND INTEREST APPLICATION

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Please fill out the form below to join the 2009 Morgan State University Band. If you are interested in joining the Morgan State University Band but would like more information before joining, please go to Contact Us. If you have any additional questions regarding the Morgan State University Band, please contact the Director of the Bands, Mr. Melvin Miles Jr. at msuband@msuband.org.
Registering with this form does NOT register you for the school. It is for internal MSU Band record keeping purposes only. To officially register please go to Morgan State Admissions
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MSU BAND INTERESTAPPLICATION
MSU Bands Applications

 
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Band Director *
Transfer Students
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Have You Applied *
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Applying For:
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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS (MINIMUM)

2.0 GPA AND 900 SAT OR 19 ACT TRANSFER

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Applicants with eleven (11) or less transferable credits must meet requirements as an entering freshman.

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Applicants transferring between twelve (12) to Twenty-three (23) transferable credits must have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point high school and college/university average.

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Applicants with 24 or more transferable credits must have at least a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 from all colleges/universities attended.

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* Go to WWW.MORGAN.EDU and click ADMISSION to get complete admission requirements or contact the Office of Admission and Recruitment at 443.995.3000 or 1.800.332.6674; email-admissions@morgan.edu.

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All students requesting an audition with the MSU Band Program must apply to Morgan State University before the audition. Students may apply to Morgan State University online or contact the Office of Admissions to obtain an Admission Application.

Wind Instruments:

All Major and Minor Scales (quarter note @ MM.120)

Two contrasting etudes or movements

Sight Reading

Percussion

Mallet

 All Major and Minor Scales (quarter note @ MM.120)

Two Contrasting etudes or movements

Sight Reading

Battery (Snare Drum)

All Basic Rudiments (Opened and Closed)

Two contrasting etudes or movements

Sight Reading

Tympani

Perform Snare Drum Rudiments on Snare Drum

Tune Tympani

Two contrasting etudes

Sight Reading

Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule an audition, contact the Morgan State University Office of Bands at: 443.885.3087 or msuband@msuband.org.

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2015 Audition Dates: TBA

Audition via DVD or VHS is accepted…no audio only tapes are accepted.  All media auditions must be postmarked by April 30.  However, an in person interview may be required for students seeking financial support.

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