Membership in the Marching Band
Membership in "The Star of Northwest Ohio" is open to all Ohio Northern students. Prospective members must demonstrate their performance ability on a wind or percussion instrument, or as a prospective member of the colorguard or twirling line. In addition, membership also requires physical coordination, endurance and the ability to memorize music and drill routines. The band does not use music on the drill field.
All students interested in the marching band are required to complete a placement audition on the first day of band camp. For this audition, prospective members will perform several scales, as well as sight read music from school songs and the first show. Auditions are conducted by ONU faculty or other designated professionals. Those interested in becoming a member of the colorguard or twirling line must submit their audition prior to band camp. See the Guard/Twirlers page for more information.
Marching band is listed in the official ONU course offerings and is offered by the Music Department. All students register and receive academic credit for their participation.
All members are required to attend band camp, which starts a week before the beginning of fall semester. During band camp, members will review marching band fundamentals and will be taught the music and field show for the current year. There is no cost for the camp.
The marching band rehearses from 4:00 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday during fall semester, as well as Saturday mornings before home games. The band performs at all home football games and at least one away game each season. In addition, the band performs at the annual Harvest and Herb Festival Parade, the ONU Homecoming Parade and the Marching Band-o-Rama each year.
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.