Whether you are a prospective student, have already committed to, or already attend Rutgers or any other NJ college or university, this page contains important information for future members of the Marching Scarlet Knights.
Registration for the 2021 season has begun! If you're ready to register as a committed member of the band, click the red JOIN THE BAND button at the top of the page. As always, you can ask us any questions you have on our Contact Us page. You can also check out our FAQ to see if any of your questions have been answered before.
To prepare for the start of football season, there are several full-ensemble rehearsals in addition to band camp. Attendance for these Saturday rehearsals are mandatory for anyone in New Jersey when they occur. Excuses will be made for out-of-state students as well as travel. While it is very important for these summer rehearsals to be well-attended and productive, we understand that inevitable conflicts occur. If you are unable to come to one or more of these rehearsals due to circumstances out of your control, you are still able to join the band.
Band camp is the most important part of our preseason preparation. In late August, the entire band travels to Camp Lake Greeley in Greeley, Pennsylvania from Lucy Stone Hall by bus, where we will return before our first game day. At band camp, we will learn both our traditional pregame show as well as our first halftime performance. While rehearsals take up most of the day, band camp is always a fun, memorable experience where many long lasting friendships are made. Mu Beta Psi, the honorary music fraternity at Rutgers, typically plans fun events for the evenings, such as a talent show and dodge ball.
As band camp approaches, more information will be sent out regarding times, what to bring, and early move-in when we return. Please feel free to contact us will any questions you may have.
If you're not quite ready to join now you can sign up to receive updates about summer rehearsals, activities, and signup deadline by filling out our prospective member form.