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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 240 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.
The Marching 110 attempts to help new members' transition to college life by requiring a two-hour study hall each week. This provides first year students with two hours each week to focus on academic areas away from marching band commitments.
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 sign up for the summer mailing list during the spring of your senior year.
Once you are on the mailing list, you will be sent a packet in mid summer containing more detailed audition information, as well as audition music and other information you will need to know prior to coming to training week. Training week is mandatory for all members. Upon completion of training week, those individuals select for the band will become members of the Ohio University Marching 110.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are only 110 members admitted?
No. The 2016 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.
How do I audition?
Auditions take place during training week. After two days of training, separate music and marching auditions are held.
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?
There will Marching 110 representatives available at the Resource Fair during Bobcat Student Orientation (BSO) in the summer. You're always welcome to visit the campus as well.