WELCOME TO THE FERRUM COLLEGE BAND PROGRAM

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Ferrum College Bands

The Ferrum College Band Program is designed to accommodate the schedules of busy college students that have many time commitments and responsibilities but that love music and wish to continue playing after high school. The Ferrum College Bands rehearse on Monday nights from 6:45 to 8:00 PM, on Wednesdays nights from 7:00 to 8:00 PM and on Friday nights from 7:00 to 8:00. During football season the marching band rehearsals from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the stadium until early November. Friday night rehearsals end after basketball season in Mid-February.

Ferrum College Students must register  to receive college credit. In some instances it is acceptable to participate in the band program without registering for this course. However, that is at the discretion of the Director of Bands. The Marching Band and Color Guard are also open to students outside of Ferrum College. These students must turn in a special student form and pay a $200 participation fee.

Ferrum College students participating in receive a $1000 annual band grant to help cover tuition. To learn more about our band program please visit Ferrum.edu/band.

The Ferrum College Mountain Winds

The Ferrum College Mountain Winds is a community concert band established during spring of 2019 by Dr. Sixto Montesinos. It rehearses during the academic year on Monday nights from 6:45 PM to 8:00 PM. The FCMW is open to anyone in the surrounding communities that plays a wind or percussion instrument. String instruments such as double bass or violins are welcome to join at the discretion of the conductor.

The FCMW performs 2 concerts per semester. The difficulty level of the music is moderate considering that students and community members may have limited time to practice based on their  busy professional or personal lives.

If you are a community member and would like to join us on Monday nights please email smontesinos@ferrum.edu. No audition is necessary at the moment but as the ensemble grows this may change.  There is also no age requirement. However, basic proficiency in a musical instrument and experience playing in concert band is expected to successfully perform the selected repertoire for concerts.

The Ferrum College Iron Mountain Brass

The Ferrum College Iron Mountain Brass is a brass ensemble comprised of Ferrum College brass students. It is also open to members of the community. The FCIMB performs Christmas carols during the fall for surrounding communities and also performs one feature concert in the spring. For more information on how to join this ensemble email Mr. Gregory Rock at grock@ferrum.edu

The Ferrum College Marching Band

The Ferrum College Marching Band is on its second year of existence and it’s the most rapidly growing organization on campus. It practices a drum corps style of marching. The Ferrum College Marching Band performs during pregame and halftime at all home football games and selected away games. It also participates in local parades like the Franklin County Christmas Parade in Rocky Mount and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Roanoke. The marching band rehearses on Wednesdays and Friday nights during the fall season until early November. To join the Marching Band visit ferrum.edu/band. There is no audition requirement but students must have at least two years of high school marching band or color guard experience to join. For the full 2019 Fall football schedule visit Ferrum College Football. 

Ferrum College Spirit Band

The Ferrum College Pep Band is under the direction of Dr. Montesinos and performs at every home basketball game while classes are in session from November through February.

The Ferrum College Color Guard members you must be able to do the following this to join:

  • Be familiar with the anatomy of the flag, for example, stoppers, tab, cheater tape, top tape and bottom tape.
  • Drop-spins
  • Pull hits
  • Cones
  • Willingness to try and learn

Students who participate in the Ferrum College Band and Color Guard Program are eligible to receive scholarships starting at $1000 per academic year. Please fill out the scholarship form below to become eligible for our band and color guard scholarship.

FERRUM COLLEGE BAND AND COLOR GUARD SCHOLARSHIP FORM

Dr. Sixto F. Montesinos, Director of Bands  smontesinos@ferrum.edu

Mr. Blake Seacrest, Color Guard Instructor blakesecrest1@gmail.com

Mr. Gregory Rock, Brass Specialist                   grock@ferrum.edu

Percussion Instructor TBA

Band Costs

Ferrum Band Jacket: $35 (New members only)

Marching Band Shoes: $35

Yearly Instrument Cleaning Fee: $20 (only for students with school owned instruments)

Color Guard Uniform: $50 (guard only)

Spring Band Banquet Ticket: $10 (optional if attending)

eFlip: 24.99 (strongly recommended)

All music and coordinate sheets will be distributed electronically though Google drive and the Ultimate Drill Book app. Students will need to use smartphones for rehearsal. It is recommended to keep the phone charged and get an external battery. eFlips for smartphones can be purchased at https://www.tonalinnovation.com/shop/eflip

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Ferrum Mountain Winds
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Marching Band
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Required Performance
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Color Guard Staff Meeting Wednesday 5:30 to 6:00 PM
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Spirit Band
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Academic Calendar
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Percussion Staff Meeting Wednesdays 6:30 to 7:00 PM
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Iron Mounatin BrassStaff Meeting Mondays 5:00 to 5:30 PM
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Date Event Time Location
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Monday, August 19Marching Band and Color Guard Summer Band Camp Noon to 6:00 PM GBK/Stadium
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Tuesday, August 20Marching Band and Color Guard Summer Band Camp Noon to 6:00 PM GBK/Stadium
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Wednesday, August 21Marching Band and Color Guard Summer Band Camp Noon to 6:00 PM GBK/Stadium
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Thursday August 22Marching Band and Color Guard Summer Band Camp Noon to 6:00 PM GBK/Stadium
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Friday August 23Marching Band and Color Guard Summer Band Camp Noon to 6:00 PM GBK/Stadium
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Saturday August 24Marching Band and Color Guard Summer Band Camp Noon to 5:00 PM GBK/Stadium
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Monday, August 26Iron Mountain Brass Rehearsal5:45 PM to 6:45 PM GBK
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Mountain Winds Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK 103
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Wednesday, Auguest 28 Woodwinds/Brass Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK 103
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Color Guard Rehearsal 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Quad
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Percussion Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK TBA
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Friday, August 30Full Band Stadium Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Stadium
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Saturday, August 31No Game
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September 2019
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Monday, September 2Iron Mountain Brass Rehearsal 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM GBK
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Mountain Winds Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK 103
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Wednesday, Septmeber 4 Woodwinds/Brass Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK 103
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Color Guard Rehearsal 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM TBD
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Percussion Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK TBA
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Friday, September 6Full Band Stadium Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Stadium
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Saturday, September 7No Game
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Monday, September 9Iron Mountain Brass Rehearsal 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM GBK
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Mountain Winds Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK 103
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Wednesday, Septeber 11Woodwinds/Brass 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK 103
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Color Guard Rehearsal 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM TBD
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Percussion Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK TBA
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Friday, September 13Stadium Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Stadium
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Monday, September 16Iron Mountain Brass Rehearsal5:45 PM to 6:45 PM GBK
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Mountain Winds Rehearsal7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK 103
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Wednesday, Septeber 18Full Winds Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK 103
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Color Guard Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM TBD
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Percussion Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK TBA
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Friday, September 20Stadium Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM Stadium
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Saturday, September 21Game Day 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM GBK and Stadium
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Monday, September 23Iron Mountain Brass Rehearsal 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM GBK
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Mountain Winds Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK 103
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Wednesday, Septeber 25Full Winds Rehersal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK 103
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Color Guard Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM TBD
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Percussion Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK TBA
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Friday, September 27Stadium Rehearsal7:00 PM to 10:00 PM Stadium
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Saturday, September 28Game Day9:00 AM to 4:00 PM GBK and Stadium
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October 2019
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Monday, September 30Iron Mountain Brass Rehearsal 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM GBK
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Mountain Winds Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK 103
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Wednesday, October 2Woodwinds/Brass7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK 103
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Color Guard Rehearsal7:00 PM to 8:00 PM TBD
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Percussion Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK TBA
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Friday, October 4Stadium Rehearsal7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Stadium
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Monday, October 7Iron Mountain Brass Rehearsal 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM GBK
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Mountain Winds Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK 103
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Wednesday, October 9All Winds Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK 103
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Color Guard Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM TBD
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Percussion Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK TBA
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Friday, October 11Homecoming Parade TBAWailey Drive
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Stadium Rehearsal7:00 PM to 10:00 PM Stadium
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Saturday, October 12Homecoming Game 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM GBK and Stadium
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Monday, October 14Iron Mountain Brass Rehearsal 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM GBK
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Mountain Winds Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK 103
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Wednesday, October 16Woodwinds/Brass7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK 103
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Color Guard Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM TBD
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Percussion Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK TBA
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Monday, October 21Iron Mountain Brass Rehearsal 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM GBK
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Mountain Winds Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK 103
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Wednesday, October 23All Winds Music Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK 103
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Color Guard Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM TBD
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Percussion Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK TBA
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Friday, October 25Stadium Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Stadium
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Saturday, October 26Game Day 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM GBK and Stadium
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Monday, October 28Iron Mountain Brass Rehearsal 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM GBK
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Mountain Winds Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK 103
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Wednesday, October 30All Winds Music Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK 103
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Color Guard Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM TBD
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Percussion Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK TBA
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Friday, November 1Stadium Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Stadium
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Saturday, November 2Last Game Day 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM GBK and Stadium
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November 2019
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Monday, November 4Iron Mountain Brass Rehearsal 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM GBK
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Mountain Winds Rehearsal 6:45 PM to 8:00 PM GBK 103
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Wednesday, November 6Winds and Percussion Music Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK 103
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Color Guard Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM TBA
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Monday, November 11Iron Mountain Brass Veterans Day Service Performance 9:00 AMVaughn Chapel
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Iron Mountain Fall Concert 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Vaughn Chapel
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Wednesday, November 13Winds and Percussion Music Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK 103
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Color Guard Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM TBA
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Monday, November 18 Mountain Winds Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM GBK 103
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Winds and Percussion Music Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM GBK 103
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Wednesday, November 20Color Guard Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM TBA
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December 2019
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Monday, December 2Iron Mountain Brass Rehearsal 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM GBK 103
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Mountain Winds Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK 103
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Wednesday, December 4Winds and Percusssion Music Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM GBK 103
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Color Guard Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM TBA
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Friday, December 6Full Band Christmas Parade Rehearsal 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wylie Drive
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Saturday, December 7Franklin County Christmas Parade All day Downtown Rocky Mount
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Monday, December 9Mountain Winds Fall Concert 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Vaughn Chapel
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Tuesday, December 10Last Day of ClassesAll Day
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Wednesday, December 11Iron Mountain Brass Christmas Carols 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Around Campus

Handbook, Forms, Music, Coordinate Sheets, etc, are all uploaded to the Ferrum band google drive folder. To get access to the folder you must have a ferrum.edu email address. Please ask Dr. Montesinos for access.

The band uses an application for smartphones and desktops called BAND to communicate. You can join by visiting:

https://band.us/@20192020ferrumband

FERRUM COLLEGE 2019-2020 SUMMER BAND CAMP AND EARLY MOVE IN INFORMATION

DATES: August 19-24

PLACE: Ferrum College Campus

EARLY MOVE INS: All band and color guard students will move into their dormitories on Monday, August 19 from 8 am to 2 pm

PRACTICE SCHEDULE: Schedule for practices will be available May 2019

MUSIC: All music will be sent out electronically to all members via google drive over the summer. All students are responsible for printing out the music before the first day of camp.

UNIFORM: All students must wear comfortable tennis shoes, light color t-shirt, hat, sunglasses

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