Titan Thunder Marching Band
NEW Fall 2022
Hit the field (and the road) next fall with the new Titan Thunder Marching Band at UWO. Join on piccolo, clarinet, alto and tenor saxophone, trumpet, mellophone, trombone, baritone, sousaphone, marching percussion, color guard and baton.
Marching band in college is a valuable experience that connects you to a great group of friends, fun trips and an opportunity to flex your creative muscles and take a break from academia. While it’s hard work, marching band can also help your career.
Never marched before? We’ll teach you.
Not a music major? No worries. The Titan Thunder Marching band will be open to all UW Oshkosh students from all three campuses.
Worried about the time commitment?
We know a student’s first priority is their studies. The marching band schedule is designed to be achievable for all UWO students.
Discover more details by selecting a topic.
Prospective members are invited to connect with Joseph Scheivert, Director of the Athletic Bands for more information.
Apply by July 1
All band members
Learn more by attending a virtual Titan Thunder Thursday information session on zoom.
Students will have many opportunities for leadership.
New students must attend Titan Takeoff University orientation before camp begins. Students accepted into the Marching Band will be notified when they can register for MUSIC 156 to participate.
All Titan Thunder members will receive scholarship funds for the inaugural year and every year they remain in the program.
There are additional financial opportunities, including the Titan National Scholar Program for out-of-state students and the Ed Karrels Scholarship for musicians who are not music majors. High school Cooperative Academic Partnership Program (CAPP) students also can apply for the new Titan Thunder CAPP Scholarship.
The marching band season will officially begin with an inaugural training camp that begins on August 19 and ends on Labor Day weekend.
When fall semester classes begin, the band will meet MWF afternoons (4:30-6:15 pm.), T (7-9 p.m.), and Saturday mornings before all home football games. The rehearsals will avoid conflicts with most classes and allow resident hall students ample time to attend evening meals. The amount of weekly rehearsals will be reduced whenever the performance schedule allows, and there are very few commitments after early November.
A critical component of Titan Thunder Marching Band membership is your ability to commit to the entire rehearsal and performance schedule. Absence from a performance is not allowed except under extreme circumstances and by advance consent of the director.
Please review our rehearsal and performance calendars before applying.
The marching band schedule is designed to be achievable for all UWO students.
In addition to Titan football home games, the Titan Thunder Marching Band will perform as the featured collegiate group on campus and select travel opportunities around the state.
The Titan Thunder Marching Band will perform a few different halftime shows throughout the season to entertain our fans and provide our fans with a variety of performance opportunities.
2022 Performance Calendar (Tentative)
[8/19-9/6 – Preseason Camp]
Sa 9/3 – Titans vs. East Texas Baptist
Sa 9/10,17,24 – (Hold for one possible Home Football game)
Sa 10/1 – Titans vs. UW-Platteville
Su 10/2 – HS competition @ Oak Creek
Sa 10/22 – Titans vs. UW-Stout
Sa 10/29 – Titans vs. UW-La Crosse
Sa 11/12 – Away @ UW-Eau Claire
Th 11/17 – Oshkosh Holiday Parade
Tu 11/22 – Appleton Christmas Parade
Sa 11/20,27;12/3,10,17 – (Hold for potential Playoff Football)
Do I need to have experience or know how to march? No. experience is necessary! We’ll teach you how to march and/or play an instrument.
Can I borrow an instrument?
Yes. University-owned instruments and equipment will be provide for students in all sections of the Titan Thunder Marching Band.
Do I need to be a music major?
No. While there are often music majors in a marching band it isn’t required to join. Students are invited to just come out and make friends with people in your major and beyond.
Can I also be in other music ensembles?
Yes. You are welcome to perform in as many ensembles as you wish, including the Bolt Pep Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensembles and other instrumental and choral offerings in the Department of Music.
Can I earn credit for Marching Band?
Yes. Marching band can be taken for either 0 credit or 1 credit.
Do I need to be a UWO student to participate in the band?
Enrollment also is open to any student enrolled at a postsecondary institution, meaning current students at Ripon College, Lawrence University, Fox Valley Technical College and beyond are able to join the band through a special admission process.
How do I learn more?
Interested students are encouraged to contact Dr. Joe Scheivert either by email, by phone at (920) 424-2276 or just by stopping at his office in Room N118 of the Arts and Communications Center on the Oshkosh campus—with any questions.
Titan Thunder Thursdays
Virtual information sessions are held every other Thursday in spring and summer. These Zoom meetings include audition and membership information, a chance to meet the staff and student leadership, the sharing of ideas for fall and more. Get zoom details.
MAXIMUM SECTION MEMBER POSITIONS FOR 2022
- 16 Piccolos
- 16 Clarinets
- 16 Alto Saxophones
- 8 Tenor Saxophones
- 36 Trumpets
- 12 Mellophones
- 18 Trombones
- 12 Baritones
- 12 Sousaphones
- 34 Drumline: 11SD, 5TD, 7BD, 11CY
- 24 Color Guard
- 12 Twirlers
- 1 Drum Major
Non-performing support roles to be announced in late Spring 2022