The Marching Blues

The Washburn University Marching Blues is directed by Dr. Michael Mapp and consists of wind instrumentalists, marching and pit percussionists, drill team, and color guard. It performs a variety of music for all Ichabod home football games, homecoming parade, and exhibition performances. Membership is open to all Washburn Students for the Marching Blues and Dancing Blues.

Director - Dr. Michael Mapp

Assistant Director - Jason Tacker

For additional information contact Dr. Michael Mapp at michael.mapp@washburn.edu

2016 Marching Blues Camp Schedules

printable schedule

Leadership & Drumline: August 12-14

Friday, Aug. 12

8:00am: Move into dorms

10:00am: Opening Meeting/Auditions in Band Room (Drum Line)
Opening Meeting in Mapp’s Office (Leadership)

1:00pm: Rehearsals/Leadership Training

5:00pm: Dismissal

Saturday, Aug. 13

9:00am: Rehearsal/Leadership

12:00pm: Lunch

1:30pm: Rehearsal/Leadership

5:30pm: Dismissal

Sunday, Aug. 14

1:00pm: Rehearsal/Leadership

5:00pm: Dismissal

Full Camp: August 15 - 20

Monday, Aug. 15

8:00am: Move into dorms

12:00pm: Opening Meeting in White Concert Hall

  • Uniform/Instrument Distributions
  • Music Rehearsal

4:00pm: Dinner Break

6:00pm: Evening Rehearsal

8:00pm: Section Night

Tuesday, Aug. 16 – Saturday, Aug. 20

9:00am: Morning Rehearsal

12:00pm: Lunch

1:30pm: Afternoon Rehearsals and Sectionals

4:30pm: Dinner

6:00pm: Evening Rehearsal

Saturday, August 20 - Last Day of Band Camp

Sunday, August 21 – Large Ensemble Auditions