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2013 Preseason Training Camp Guide
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Marching Golden Flashes 2013 Handbook and Course Syllabus
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The Marching Golden Flashes

The Marching Golden Flashes is the marching band at Kent State University. The organizations serves as a musical ambassador of the Athletic Department and the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music. It is a spirited unit of instrumentalists, colorguard, and twirlers. The MGF performs at all home football games and select away games, as well as several band festivals throughout the fall. Auditions for twirlers, including feature twirler, are held in the late spring. All other auditions are held during band camp, the week before the beginning of the fall semester. MUS 45222 Mon/Wed/Fri, 3:20-5:15pm.

Visit the MGF website for more information including our summer band schedule and audition process.

Do you want to join The Marching Golden Flashes? Please contact Director of Athletic Bands, Dr. John Franklin for more details.


The Flasherbrass is the basketball band at Kent State University. The band is a spirit organization made up of brass, saxophones, and rhythm instruments. The group performs at all mens' and womens' home basketball games and post season tournaments. Musical repertoire includes everything from funk and ska standards to pop hits and classic rock. Auditions are held in mid-fall. MUS 45224, Mon/Fri 3:20-5:15pm. (Spring semester only.)

For more information, please contact Director of Athletic Bands, Dr. John Franklin

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