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Case Western Reserve Spartan Marching Band


The CWRU Spartan Marching Band is a spirited ensemble of wind and percussion musicians.  The Band performs at all home football games during the fall.

The group rehearses Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and before home games on Saturdays. Even though rehearsal time is limited, the band has been successful in producing lively, entertaining and musical marching performances while serving as a catalyst for school spirit. The emphasis is on having fun within the context of a traditional marching band format.

The marching band is an official class offered at Case Western Reserve University.  Participation in the band can fulfill the physical education requirement.  This group offers the opportunity for meeting new friends and an artistic release from the rigors of studying.

If you are interested in learning more about the CWRU Marching Spartans, contact:

CWRU Department of Music
Dr. Ryan V. Scherber
Haydn Hall, Room 208

To enroll in the CWRU marching band this fall, register for MUEN-384 in the Student Information System (SIS).


Spartan Marching Band 

Pre-Season Training 2015

The Spartan Marching Band holds a few brief pre-season training sessions in order to prepare for the upcoming season and ensure we are able to execute an entertaining and high-quality show during the first football game.  Attendance at these sessions is critical to ensure a smooth start to the season as our first performance occurs on September 19th.  Please review the 2015 pre-season training schedule HERE and mark your calendars now to avoid conflicts.  Every effort has been made to avoid conflicts with other orientation sessions.  


What to bring for 2015?

  • University provides: Uniform, (pants, jacket, shako, plume, one-pair of gloves, rain coat), large instruments, SMB t-shirt, and CWRU game-day bag (new for 2015)
  • Student provides: Black Dinkles Vanguard footwear, black socks, flip-folder and plastic page protectors, lyre, water bottle for game days (access to cold, purified water available to all members), pencil, instruments and all necessary accessories (drum sticks, oil, etc.)


Spartan Marching Band 

Drumline Auditions 2015

The Spartan Marching Band Drumline will hold auditions from 3:00 – 4:00 on Saturday, August 22nd in the Wade Rehearsal Room in the Denison Rehearsal Complex.  Drumline equipment will be available in the same room beginning at 11:30 AM that same morning until 2:00 PM.  Auditions are DIAGNOSTIC in nature, we do our best to accommodate each student wishing to perform with our drumline.  As such, the audition repertoire is not extensive and each auditionee will have the option to perform an exercise of their own choosing as 1/3 of the audition.  Please see the audition packet HERE for more information.



Ensemble Details

Dr. Ryan V. Scherber

  • Rehearsals: Wade & Denison Rehearsal Halls and Freiberger Practice Field, TR, 4:30-6:30 PM (Fall only)
  • Course Number: MUEN 384
  • Participation Requirements: Audition required only for Drumline. Brass and woodwind musicians may signup for course. Drumline audition requirements will be posted by August 10th