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Want to become a member of the Ohio University Marching 110? Wonder what training week is all about? Read the information below regarding everything you need to know about how to become a member of the Marching 110!
TRAINING WEEK INFORMATION
The Marching 110 is open to any students enrolled at Ohio University. Music Majors make up less then 20% of the 225 member band, and the remaining students represent a broad range of majors from all over campus. The Marching 110 training week begins in the fall, one week prior to the start of fall classes. The week begins with incoming member training on the first two days, followed by the return of upperclassmen to training week the next. On the evening of the third day, music and marching auditions are held. That night, membership information is posted. The Marching 110's directors choose 176 individuals for the pregame block, and 192 for the halftime block, and 40+ additional members.
The Marching 110 consumes many hours a week in rehearsals, performances, and other events that are required of the band during the season. The 110 rehearses every day from 5:15-6:45 PM, as well as weekly Thursday evening rehearsals in the Walter Field House and game-day rehearsals in Peden Stadium.
HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER
The process of becoming a member of the Ohio University Marching 110 begins during your senior year in high school. Sometime during the fall, you should submit your application to Ohio University. Upon receiving your admittance to Ohio University, you will need to complete the online audition process during the spring.
The online audition process for brass and woodwind players includes some scales and etudes, plus an optional excerpt if you'd like to submit one. For percussionists, an audition camp is held in the late spring, and includes several rudiments and examples. All audition information is posted here in the late winter or early spring each year for the following season.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are only 110 members admitted?
No. The 2017 Marching 110 consisted of 225 members. The number "110" originally referred to the number of members; now the number "110" represents the amount of effort (110%) expected of each member.
How do I become a member?
The Marching 110 utilizes video auditions to select new members each season. Exact audition information and deadlines are available in late winter/early spring.
How do I audition?
The initial auditions for the Marching 110 occur in the spring each year, and are done via electronic submission for winds and an audition clinic on campus for percussion. This audition determines membership for all new members. A second round of placement auditions is held during Training Week to determine the performance blocks.
What is the instrumentation?
We use the following: clarinets, alto and tenor saxophones, mellophones, trumpets, trombones, euphoniums, tubas and percussion. The percussion section is comprised of snare drums, timbales, tenor drums, cymbals, and bass drums. Please note that we do not use flutes, a flag corp, or a percussion pit.
When is training week?
Training week is typically held one week prior to the beginning of classes. Exact dates are posted by early July.
How can I prepare myself for Training Week?
Kappa Kappa Psi, the National Honorary Band Fraternity, has put together this guide to help you prepare for Training Week. It includes some very good tips to get in shape and prepare for your audition for the Marching 110.
How can I find out more information on the band?
Contact us with any questions you may have regarding the band, or schedule a meeting with one of the directors during a campus visit by contacting us at HERE.