Spartan Marching Band

Marching Band Homecoming Parade
Dr. Benjamin Helton
Course Number
MUEN 384
Rehearsal Day/Time
TuTh, 4:30-6:30 PM (Fall only)
Rehearsal Location
Spartan Rehearsal Hall/Practice Field
Participation Information

Audition required for drumline only.
SMB Pre-Season Packet F22
Performance Schedule F22


The Spartan Marching Band is built on pride, spirit, musicianship, and dedication. By attending to these components, we can achieve unity in the mission to support our student athletes as well as represent our school in a way that is both impressive and inspiring.

  • Pride: admiration and reverence of Case Western Reserve University
  • Spirit: enthusiasm and energy to represent the home institution 
  • Musicianship: practice and discipline to achieve a high level of musical performance and skill
  • Dedication: a sense of responsibility for attendance, preparation, and each other

SMB meets for pre-season rehearsals prior to orientation week (late August) and throughout the fall semester every TuTh, 4:30-6:30 PM. A full schedule and course materials will be distributed at the first meeting. SMB performs at every home football game, Homecoming, and several other events around campus. 

View this page for the Fall 2022 performance schedule

Pep Band | A student organization affiliated with the Spartan Marching Band devoted to playing music and spreading spirit at events around campus, including basketball and hockey games, and CWRU Live. All students are welcome! Questions:

Director: Dr. Benjamin Helton

Student Leadership (Fall 2022)
Position Name
Drum Major Ellie Rapp
Flute/Clarinet Section Leader Riley Kuhn
Saxophone Section Leader Austin Kuntz
Trumpet Section Leader Ian Suddarth
Mello Section Leader Nell Harris
Low Brass Section Leader Noah Grindall, Matthew Constable
Drumline Captains Evan Aronhalt, Noah Hanning
Color Guard Captains Katherine Shi
Equipment Supervisors Ian Suddarth, Emma Bentley
Historian (Photographer) Maria Skalicki


There is no audition to join the Spartan Marching Band. Musicians and color guard members of all abilities are encouraged to join. Drumline members will have a "fitting" audition at the beginning of the preseason camp every year to best meet the needs of individual students as well as optimize the quality of the drumline as a whole. The drumline fitting will be based on rudiment fundamentals and sight-reading ability.

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MUEN 384-100: Spartan Marching Band (Fall semester only)
TuTh 4:30-6:30 PM
0-1 units
All students must complete two full semesters of physical education courses at zero credit-hours. Students may choose to use marching band to fulfill this requirement. Read more about Physical Education and Athletics.

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