Spartan Marching Band

Marching Band Homecoming Parade
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.


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. 

Student Leadership (Fall 2020)
Position Name
Drum Major Jacob Shaw
Flute/Clarinet David Klopfenstein, Hannah Swanson
Saxophone Jessica Dickson, Ethan Fuller
Trumpet Maryan Veyon
Mello Ian Wilson
Low Brass Matthew Constable, Jared May
Drumline Captains Rachel Beller, Evan Aronhalt
Color Guard Captains Sofia Lemberg, Alyse Ostojic
Equipment Supervisors Jared May, Zach Ziccardi
Historian (Photographer) Maria Skalicki


Membership in the Spartan Marching Band is available to current CWRU students who play wind/brass or percussion instruments. Requires an audition for drumline only. Enrollment permissions will be granted following a placement audition or the first class meeting.

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Director: Benjamin Helton

MUEN 384-100: Spartan Marching Band
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.

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:

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