Joining the Tiger Marching Band
All new students to Campbellsville University interested in becoming a member of the Tiger Marching Band need to fill out the TMB application.
Membership is open to all Campbellsville University Students regardless of academic major.
The requirements for wind players is one year of successful high school marching band participation (we will verify this with your high school band director).
We currently do not have a sideline percussion section so all percussionists will be placed somewhere in the marching drumline. Auditions will be held in May to determine your position in the drumline. See the drumline section page for more information.
Students wishing to participate in the color guard are required to have at least one year experience in marching band. Experience on weapons is not required but is strongly encouraged. Auditions for color guard will be held in May. Click the color guard section page for more information.
All members of the TMB must attend band camp. In 2019, the TMB will have band camp from Thursday, Aug. 8 through Thursday, Aug. 15. The drumline, color guard and band leadership council moves in and begins camp on Aug. 8. The remaining band members move in and begin camp on Aug. 10. Band members will be allowed to move into the dorm they have been assigned for the regular semester at this time. There is no charge for housing for band camp and all of the students meals are paid for in the cafeteria.
Members of the TMB are eligible to receive a band grant for their full participation in the marching band in the fall and the concert/pep band in the spring. The amount of this grant can range from $2,000- $4,000/year depending on variables which will be discussed upon receiving your TMB application.
In addition to performing at all home football games, the band performs at selected high school marching band exhibitions, community events and away football games. College football season for CU runs from late August through mid-November.
The band rehearses approximately 7 hours per week during the football season.
The rehearsal schedule for performance weeks is 4:00-5:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Additionally, we will rehearse on game/performance Saturdays prior to the performances. There are no full band rehearsals on Wednesdays; however, Wednesdays are often the day when section leaders arrange for sectionals. For non-performance weeks, we do not rehearse on Fridays unless there are extenuating circumstances.