Accessories must be paid for at Preseason Camp Registration (Tues., Aug. 8). Students will be responsible for the following items:

Marching Mules Tshirt - $30.00

BLACK Marching Shoes - $35.00

BLACK gloves (Wind players) - $7.00

Black music flip folder (Wind players) - $10.00

Uniform Cleaning fee (every student) - $15.00

Students must purchase their own lyre before Preseason Camp (Wind players)

Information will also be made available regarding optional orders for additional accessories, such as
Marching Mules Water Jugs, Drawstring Bags, and Pullovers.


GREETINGS to all new and returning Marching Mules members! The approaching season is sure to be yet another tremendous campaign for this program, with another infusion of terrific new talent, a fantastic core of returning musicians, and an outstanding line up of new staff and student leaders! Please make sure to complete each of the following tasks, using the links on the right side of this page so that you are fully prepared when you arrive on campus for Preseason Camp.

1. Enroll & Register

To qualify for Early Move-in, students must be enrolled for Marching Band (MUS 1005), for 1 semester hour, and complete the online Marching Mules Registration Form (requires login with your UCM ID & password). Once students have completed BOTH of these tasks, we take care of the rest! We provide University Housing with a list of all students moving in either on Saturday, August 5 (Staff, Team Leaders & Drum Line) or Tuesday, August 8 (Front Ensemble, Woodwinds & Brass). Housing will prepare room keys and any additional materials for students.

2. Review the Handbook

Read the Marching Mules Handbook. This is the course syllabus for MUS 1005. Many of the policies and student responsibilities will be discussed and clarified during Preseason Camp. However, it is the responsibility of every student to be familiar with the entire student handbook.

3. Review the Preseason AND Season Schedules

Read and print both the Preseason Camp & Season Performance Calendars. The detailed UCM Bands calendar (remember, enter UCMOband as the School Code) also includes a complete listing of all mandatory rehearsals, games, mandatory pep rallies/events, and UCM Bands concerts & recitals for the entire year. The Preseason Camp Schedule also includes early move-in times and times & locations for the duration of our preseason activities - both rehearsal and social.

Marching Mules Staff

Dr. Anthony Pursell
Director of Bands
Dr. Alex Smith
Percussion Coordinator
Ms. Michelle Jurkiewicz
Guard Director