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Marching Band

Celebrating musical excellence on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University since 1907, the Southeast Marching Band provides students educationally sound and fulfilling musical experiences. The University Marching Band is an important part of the tradition of the University. In fact, the Marching Band was formed just two years after the building of Academic Hall (1905), is older than both the Missouri State Flag (1913) and the University Alma Mater (1931). The Marching Band is the single largest student organization on campus.

The Marching Band performs at all home football games, on-campus spirit rallies, parades, and at selected high school marching band festivals.

An audition is required for participation. For music majors, the marching band audition is part of the audition for acceptance to the Department of Music. For non-music majors, the audition can be scheduled at the mutual conveniences of the student and a university band director. In most cases auditions are not for cuts, but rather to help the staff plan for the season.

For further audition information, follow this link:

The Southeast Marching Band (MU386) rehearses on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4:00 pm to 5:50 pm during the Fall semester. Enrollment in Marching Band is required for participation. Rehearsals are held at the River Campus. Redhawks Football games are typically Saturday events. Home football games are held on the Main Campus at Houck Stadium. Each Fall term, the Marching Band reports to campus one week prior to the start of classes for Early Week rehearsals.  As they are available, members of the Southeast Marching Band receive a $725-dollar scholarship ($1000 for All-State Musicians). 

The following instruments are available for rental from the University for Marching Band use:

  • Piccolo
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Baritone Saxophone
  • Mellophone
  • Baritone
  • Sousaphone
  • Percussion

If you are interested in further information, an audition, or participation in the Marching Band, please email Dr. Kenney at


River Campus Marching Band Annex
Southeast Marching Band
One University Plaza, MS 7800
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701