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CWRU Spartan Marching Band


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

The group rehearses Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00 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 

Leadership Opportunities 2016

The Spartan Marching Band is pleased to announce opportunities for student leadership for the 2016 season.  Those interested in applying should review the information and timeline here: SMB Leadership Annoucement.  Please note, these positions require one year of previous participation in the Spartan Marching Band for consideration.  

The online application is now available.  Please click HERE


Spartan Marching Band 

Pre-Season Training 2016

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.  Information regarding the 2016 pre-season training schedule will be posted during the summer.  

What to bring for 2016?

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


Spartan Marching Band 

Drumline Auditions 2016

The Spartan Marching Band Drumline will hold auditions prior to the start of the new semester.  More information will be posted when the pre-season schedule is available this summer.



Ensemble Details

Dr. Ryan V. Scherber

  • Rehearsals: Wade & Denison Rehearsal Halls and Freiberger Practice Field, TR, 4:00-6:00 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