Students interested in the Marching Golden Flashes can find more information in our FAQ brochure.
Yes! As with most collegiate marching bands, non-music majors comprise the majority of our membership. In recent years our enrollment has included students from almost every degree plan and department on the KSU campus.
Yes. Only students who have successfully participated in band camp are permitted to be members of the Marching Golden Flashes.
Band Camp, or Preseason Training Camp, begins approximately 10 days prior to the start of fall classes. Click here for more information.
Everyone planning to participate in the marching Golden Flashes must complete an audition prior to preseason band camp to be considered for band membership. While the goal is to allow as many members into the band as possible, the auditions are meant to check basic level skills. Click here for specific audition requirements.
The Marching Golden Flashes rehearse Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3:20-5:15.
Enrollment is very simple. All you have to do is add MUS 45222 to your class schedule when you register for Fall classes. One hour of course credit is awarded for participation. Course registration is required for band membership.
While many students use their own instruments, the Marching Golden Flashes provide some instruments for the following instrumentalists: tenor saxes, baritones, sousaphones & drumline.
Yes! Each member of the Marching Golden Flashes is eligible to receive a scholarship for participating in the band.
Members of the band are only required to purchase certain parts of their uniform and accessories. In most cases, the annual costs for these are no more than $150 and are often much less.
KSU students who will be living on campus will be allowed to move into their residence halls during the first day of band camp. Students living off-campus will need to make their own arrangements for move-in at their respective residences.