The Central State University Marching Band has been a trademark



The Central State University Marching Band has been a trademark
The Central State
University Marching
Band has been a
trademark of the
University for many
years. The bands hard
work and dedication are
symbols of the great
traditions set forth by
Central State University
since its creation in
1896. The staff and
students working in the
university's music
department have made
great strides in ensuring
that the band program has the capability to excel and rise to great
heights in the world of HBCU bands. During the past decade alone,
the Invincible Marching Marauders have been featured in a movie
alongside comedian Dave Chappelle (Dave Chappelle's Block Party)
and have made many appearances; the Honda Battle of The Bands
Showcase in Atlanta
Georgia, football classics
and NFL performances just
to name a few. The band is
continuously growing and
expanding. We perform
with P.R.I.D.E!
Central State University
Invincible Marching Marauders
What is Central State band all about?
Central state band is comprised of
six units:
1.“Invincible Marching Marauders”
2. Advanced Concert Band
3.Brass Ensemble
4.Wind Ensemble
5.Pep Band
6.Jazz Band
What are some of Central State University’s
musical accomplishments?
We have participated in numerous performances
and are continuing to deliver musical excellence
across the country! Below are just a few of our
Dave Chappelle’s Block Party Movie
Honda Battle of the Bands (Atlanta, Georgia)
Coca Cola Circle City Classic Performance
Cleveland Cavaliers Half Time Show
Numerous NFL Performance (Indianapolis
Colts & Cincinnati Bengals
Dayton Football Classic
Chicago Football Classic
“We believe in exemplifying musical excellence
and foundational leadership. Our goal is to
establish seasoned musicians and assist in the
development of their character and repute that
will follow them for years to come.”
“We believe in superior musical performance
and providing immense representation of our
Central State University
Audition Requirements
Woodwind/ Brass
1.Must execute and complete 12
major scales
2.Have a prepared piece for solo
3.Perform the chromatic range of
the instrument
4.Sight reading (in person
1.Know the 40 PAS percussion
2.Have a prepared piece for
3.Major and Minor scales on
percussion instruments
4.Sight reading (In person
Diamond Belles /
Flag / Majorette
Contact Ms. Sylvia Kelley, CSU
Auxiliary Director
(937) 376-6289 or email:
[email protected]
[Web address]
Come Join The Marching
Marauder Family
Central State University is committed to a policy of
providing equal opportunity for all. The University
welcomes applicants of any race, creed, sex, age,
disability or national origin who wish to further their
How to apply: Central State University operates on a
semester system basis. Although we encourage you to
start in the fall semester, you can apply for any
semester that is convenient to you.
We Perform With P.R.I.D.E
Students may fill out the application online. Please feel
free to contact us for more information or if you need
help in filling out the application. Remember! We are
here to help you make the transition from high school
to college, achieve your educational and career goals,
and enrich your college life experience.
For further information contact our band office
Mr. Ramon W. Key Jr.,
Director of Bands
1400 Brush Row Road
Wilberforce, Ohio, 45384
937-376-6403 /6405 Office
937-376-6415 Fax
[email protected]
Mr. Lindon Phillips,
Assistant to the Director of Bands,
1400 Brush Row Road
Wilberforce, Ohio, 45384
937-376-6403/6405 Office
937-376-6415 Fax
[email protected]
For GOD…For Central…For State!

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