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Panther Marching Band

Panther Marching Band 2018
Panther Marching Band 2018
Panther Marching Band 2018
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The Panther Marching Band is the sound and spirit of Eastern Illinois University! Whether before, during or after the game, the Panther Marching Band strives for excellence as we support our athletic teams, entertain our fans, serve as ambassadors for our university, and inspire joy as we uphold the traditions of EIU. 

Known for energizing audiences throughout the Midwest, the PMB regularly supports many local and regional events and are privileged to be an important part of EIU and Charleston, IL.

The PMB is one of the largest, most visible, and exciting organizations on campus. We are also one of the most diverse, with students representing nearly every academic discipline at EIU. Membership is open to all EIU students who play a band instrument. 

Come be a part of this exciting organization! Get more information here


2018 Pre-Season Week Registration

Be a part of the 2018 Panther Marching Band Family! Registration for Pre-Season Week is now open. Follow the link below:

2018 Pre-Season Week Registration

Pre-Season Week takes place Aug.12-19 and is mandatory for all Panther Marching Band Members. 

Deadline to register and guarantee a spot on the field is July 20. 

Auditions for Color Guard and Drumline have been completed. We still have open positions for cymbal players. 

Questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page or email Dr. Benjamin Druffel, Director of Athletic Bands at bjdruffel@eiu.edu


Panther Marching Band Scholarships

Deadline Extended

The Panther Marching Band has $10,000 in scholarships available to incoming woodwind, brass, and percussion students who would like to be a part of this energetic and fun ensemble! All incoming non-music major students are eligible to apply. Awards will be made based upon experience, quality of performance, and the needs of the ensemble. Interested students should click on the link below to complete the application. Please be prepared to write a brief statement about why you want to be a part of the Panther Marching Band and to submit a very brief playing audition via YouTube. The playing audition should include 1 major scale and a 1-minute playing excerpt. You can choose whatever major scale and musical excerpt you prefer.  

Remaining scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis. Apply as soon as soon as possible for maximum consideration. 



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