FSU Marching Chiefs

FSU Wind Orchestra recognizes unprecedented CBDNA presidencies held by FSU faculty

The Florida State University College of Music celebrated its faculty members who have served as president of the College Band Director’s National Association with the world premiere of a brand-new work performed by the FSU Wind Orchestra during a Sept. 27 concert at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. The new work, “Pi’ilani and Ko’olau,” was commissioned […]

Florida State to host Family Weekend Sept. 27-28

Florida State University will welcome students’ parents and family members during its annual Family Weekend. This year, the event will take place Friday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Sept. 28. “As a time-honored tradition at Florida State University, Family Weekend is a wonderful occasion for family members to reconnect with their FSU students and to learn […]

FSU honors Marching Chiefs with ‘spectacular’ 3D stained-glass window

Florida State University’s Marching Chiefs are world-renowned for producing a grand “wall of sound,” and now the famed band is forever immortalized on the wall of FSU’s historic Heritage Museum. A one-of-a-kind, three-dimensional stained-glass window honoring the Marching Chiefs was dedicated at a ceremony Friday, Sept. 20. Florence Ashby, an FSU alumna and member of […]

Marching Chiefs to perform at special D-Day ceremonies in France

Florida State University’s world-renowned Marching Chiefs will be the only collegiate band to participate in France’s official D-Day Normandy Parade, marking the 75th anniversary of the bold mission and honoring the brave soldiers who helped win World War II. The weeklong trip to Paris and the beaches of Normandy from June 3-10 will mark the […]

Scarlett Roy

Scarlett Roy’s love of music was a key reason why she decided to attend Florida State University, and that astute choice helped her discover her career passion. Roy, a senior biology major, got her first taste of life in Florida when she moved here from Virginia as a teenager. The idea of enrolling at FSU excited […]

Florida State University Marching Chiefs go green

Members of Florida State University’s Marching Chiefs have entertained crowds for decades and through the generations, one part of the band has remained constant: the flip chart with its printed sheet music and drill charts. The band’s 400-plus members typically use about 200,000 sheets of paper a year as they work to create their storied […]