Marching Shoes: All band members must have WHITE band shoes, not nursing shoes or any other substitute. If you already have white band shoes, you are all set – no need to get new ones. If you need shoes, you will need to purchase a pair at check-in. Shoes will be fitted and paid for at check-in. All shoes will be shipped directly to Murray State and passed out at a rehearsal. The cost will be $32. Cash, or check's to Robert Kapp & Associates only. No debit or credit cards please.
All shoes must be fitted and paid for by Aug 9th. After that date, contact a Uniform Officer so we can place your own private order. (You will pay more $50, because of shipping/etc.)
Color Guard will have a separate shoe – this is handled at camp (approx. $25)
Instrumentation: To make the strongest Racer Band possible, all members should perform where they are most proficient (what you did in high school marching band). Racer Band is not the place to try something new! Instrument transfers will be handled on an as-needed basis (email for more information). If we have already talked, plan on what we discussed. QUESTIONS? – email Mr. Fannin.
Music Majors – you must perform on your major instrument. Exceptions require a request to Mr. Fannin and ap- proval by Dr. Wurgler (Department Chair), Mr. Johnson (Director of Bands), Mr. Erickson (Unit Chair), and your private teacher. Email Mr. Fannin if you would like to be considered to perform in another area/instrument.
Member Criteria: 98% of all successful high school band members will be able to meet the following Racer Band membership criteria: