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
Practice Field/Spartan Rehearsal Hall
Participation Information

Audition required for drumline only. Review the provided Pre-Season Packet and Performance Schedule.


The Spartan Marching Band (SMB) 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: knowledge, skill, and artistic sensitivity in performing music
  • Dedication: responsibility for attendance, preparation, and supporting 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 special events around campus. 

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

Course Documents and Schedule

Please review these documents and mark your calendar to avoid conflicts:

Student Leadership

Spartan Marching Band Student Leadership (2023/24)
Position Name
Drum Major Georgia Martinez
Upper WW Section Leader Jack Auletta
Saxophone Section Leader Austin Kuntz
Trumpet Section Leaders Olivia Gutowski and Ian Suddarth
Mello Section Leader Morgan Schultz
Low Brass Section Leaders Lucy Biliunas and Nell Harris
Drumline Captains Charlie Apy and TBD
Color Guard Captains TBD
Equipment Supervisors Ian Suddarth, Olivia Gutowski, Alex Summerville
Historian (Photographer) Olivia Gutowski


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.

Contact Dr. Benjamin Helton for more information.


Students should log in to their SIS account to register in the appropriate MUEN course before the Drop/Add Period ends. The Drop/Add Period ends on the 2nd Friday of each semester.

MUEN 384: 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.



CWRU Department of Music
CWRU Spartan Marching Band


CWRU Department of Music
CWRU Bands
CWRU Pep Band


CWRU Department of Music
CWRU Spartan Marching Band
CWRU Pep Band