CANCELLED: Marching Percussion Workshop

Due to insufficient participation, we have decided to postpone our marching percussion workshop to a later date. We want to apologize for any inconvenience we may have caused.


2014 Marching Percussion Workshop

On Monday, June 16, 2014, the SRU Marching Pride will be providing a Marching Percussion Workshop.  The cost of the workshop to cover materials, lunch, and clinician fees is $30 per participant.  The workshop is free to all SRU Music Majors.  Registration deadline is June 6, 2014.

For more information and registration information, click the link below.

2014 Marching Percussion Workshop

2014 Drum Major Auditions

Drum Major tryout for this fall will be held on Monday, May 5 in the Band room of Swope.
We will start at 5:30 pm.  Here are the requirements:

1).  Must have a minimum of 1 year of participation with our Marching Band – (incoming freshman are NOT eligible to tryout)
2). Prepare a 2 minute conducting routine to music of your choice.
3). Conduct sections (committees choices) of our arrangement of the Star Spangled Banner.
4). Three letters of reference attesting to character, work ethic, and dedication.
5). Interview with audition committee

If you have any questions, please contact our band director, James Berry, by email at

2014 Rocklette and Color Guard Audition Information

SRU Color Guard and Rocklettes will be having their spring auditions on Saturday, May 3, 2014 in the East Gym at Slippery Rock University from 10-2.  Each candidate will be taking part in movement classes, basic flag technique for ALL and Color Guard members will also have rifle and saber class.  Results will be posted following the audition. 

Summer Auditions will be Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Swope Music Hall from 10-1.

You can also set up an individual audition if you have a schedule conflict.  (Contact info below)

We will also be sponsoring a Color Guard Workshop for all High School, Middle School, and College students on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the East Gym from 10-2.  Pre registration and Costs are the following:  

  • Pre registration is $15 per student
  • Pre registration for 10 or more students is $10 per student
  • At the door registration is $20 per student

Checks must be written to the SRU Winter Guard and sent to Bruno D. Zuccala, 410 West Brady Street, Butler, PA 16001

If you have any questions, please contact Bruno Zuccala at or 412-629-8986.  

Request for Percussionists

As some of you may be aware, this past football season we had to recruit two wind players to fill some spots in the percussion section and we were still unable to meet our minimum instrumentation.  If you know of any former percussionist from their High School days or new students coming to SRU who still have a desire to play, encourage them to sign up for the SRU Marching Pride 2014.  If they have any questions about requirements they can send Evan Brown or Mike Blazer an E mail with their questions.

2014 Winter Guard Performances

The Slippery Rock University Winter Guard performances are as follows:

  • February 15 – Mars High School
  • March 1 – Northgate High School
  • March 8 –  Gateway High School
  • March 29 – Championships at Kiski High School

There will also be a performance scheduled on Camps during a common hour, but a date has not been set.

Please come out and support SRU Winter Guard!

2013 Stadium Echoes Slideshow

Another season has come to a close.  There is still a possibility of a playoff game, but the regular season has ended.

We held our Stadium Echoes Banquet on Sunday, November 3 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.  This is a time to share the success of the Marching Pride members with their family and friends.  Part of the program was a slideshow of pictures from this past season.  Below is that video, and you can find it on YouTube by click HERE.

Thank you to everyone who made our Stadium Echoes Banquet such a memorable event!