FAQ’s

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What is the practice schedule?

We craft our rehearsal & performance schedule with the BU student’s academic schedule in mind. Members will be able to handle academic work, other student activities, and Winterguard as part of their schedule – and do it at a high level worthy of BU.

The final schedule will be announced in late January, but you can expect at least one rehearsal during the week in the evening, and one rehearsal on the weekend. There will also be a camp weekend in late February.

Can I join if I am not a BU student?
Yes! If you are a college-aged student in the greater Boston area and don’t have a similar ensemble at your school, you are welcome to join.

Do I get class credit?
This ensemble does not currently receive class credit, but if you are interested, it is an excellent way to prepare for the 2014 Marching Band ensemble which DOES receive class credit.

Is there a fee?
A small fee of $40 is required to cover equipment, supplies, and meals during the camp weekend.

What previous experience is required?
No previous experience is required; we will teach you everything you need to know but a positive attitude is a must!

Am I required to attend every rehearsal?
During the first week, we welcome all who are interested to participate in rehearsals. After the first week, members are required to attend every rehearsal unless approved otherwise by the instructors.  (Legitimate academic or “life” conflicts are certainly honored when they arise)

What equipment will we be using?
We will focus on flag, rifle, and dance.