1. How do I sign up?
Simply click on the '2020 Registation' link in the top menu bar (click here!), fill out the form, and that's it! We'll be in touch in approximately July with more information! We're excited to have you join our wonderful organization!
2. When does marching band camp start?
The first day of marching band camp for all members is Friday, August 14, 2020 and goes through Saturday, August 22, 2020.
3. Do I have to audition for marching band?
It depends on the section! For most woodwind and brass sections, there will be a very brief playing audition, mostly to determine part placement. The audition for brass and woodwind will consist of show material (dispersed in the summer), the performance of 2-3 scales, and potentially sight reading. There will be formal auditions for the guard and drumline.
3. Do I have to be a music major to march in the marching band?
No! All UNT students are eligible, regardless of major.
4. Is marching band a part of the music education degree plan?
Yes, 3 semesters.
5. Do the residence halls open early for marching band camp?
Yes. The residence halls will open early for band camp students! You'll generally have the morning to move in and we'll have a full band meeting in the evening.
6. Can I play in marching band and a concert group?
Yes. We always have marching band members who play in Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Brass Band, Concert Band, or University Band. Music majors are strongly encouraged to participate in concert ensembles for both fall and spring semesters.
7. Can I play in a concert group if I am not a music major?
Absolutely, and we hope you do! All non-majors are encouraged to audition for the concert ensembles.
8. Are there band fees?
No! The only financial committment is for the apparel we don't provide. The only items that are not provided are black MTX marching shoes (approx. $40) and the "band bundle." The bundle (approx. $95) includes apparel necessary for the semester (i.e. GB hat, polo, etc.). Orders will be taken during, or prior to, band camp.
9. When are auditions for concert ensembles?
The concert ensembles auditions will begin the week of August 17, 2020.
10. What do I need to play for my concert ensemble audition?
The music will be prescribed for each instrument. Please see the Wind Studies website (www.windstudies.music.unt.edu) beginning the afternoon of August 1, 2020 for the music which you may dowload. Sight-reading may be required.
10. I attend a nearby institution that does not have a marching band. Can I join Green Brigade?
Yes! You need to apply to UNT as “transient” meaning that you'd like to enroll, but do not intend to graduate here and are not auditioning to be a music major. That category simply allows you to enroll and makes the process simpler. Any financial aid still goes through your 'regular' institution and you can frequently show the insitution your UNT registration to get figured into the aid from the other school (you always get aid at the school where you are enrolled the most hours).
Most colleges in Texas use the same basic ApplyTexas app that UNT uses. You just needs to log into your account and resend your application to UNT and pay the UNT fee. The whole process takes a couple weeks, then you can sign up for marching band. (MULB 1812, section 500, 501, or 502 depending on your section).
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT HOUSING:
All students who are newly enrolled at the University of North Texas and who will reside in on-campus housing, including greek housing, must provide evidence of vaccination against bacterial meningitis or must qualify for one of the two permissible exemptions prior to moving into on-campus housing. Vaccinations must be administered no fewer than 10 days prior to the student's move in date. See more information on the eHousing application and the Student Health & Wellness Center website. http://www.healthcenter.unt.edu/immunization-requirements/