Participation in the Walsh University marching band provides students with an opportunity to be pioneers in the performing arts at Walsh and tp be a part of an organization that will truly serve as the heartbeat of the institution as well as an ambassador for the University.
This musical organization is dedicated to the principle of providing and enhancing spirit and pride through the gift of music. Under the direction of esteemed band director Mark Zartman, the Walsh University Marching Band plays at home football games and at various Walsh and community events.The band performs contemporary and classic rock, jazz, latin, and traditional band music. There will be new music and drill for every home game.
Who should consider joining the Walsh marching band?
The ideal marching band member is a student who marched in high school or wanted to be in the band, but never had the time. The prospective member wants to enhance his or her collegiate experience with a great organization that will pave the way to many life-long friendships and memories. The prospective band member should bring passion and energy to entertaining the crowd at sporting events and special events.
How time consuming is it?
Many times students are concerned that band involvement will take too much away from their academic pursuits. However, the time commitment will be minimal when compared to many high school programs. There will be a camp prior to the start of school in the fall and then two to three rehearsals a week in the early evening after most classes are over. The camaraderie of being with other students making music and marching will be a welcome break from academic pursuits.
About the Director
Mark Zartman brings with him decades of experience in cultivating and leading a successful marching band. Marching bands under his direction have performed for the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills, Toronto Argonauts, Montreal Allouettes, Cleveland Indians, and Cleveland Cavaliers. His bands were also part of the opening of the new Cleveland Stadium and Gund Arena (now Quicken Loans Arena). His band members have performed with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Erich Kunzel at Blossom Music Center, and for Presidents Ford, Carter, and Reagan. Zartman has led the well-known Hudson High School Marching Band for more than 20 years.
Walsh University will offer a limited number of scholarships to entering freshmen wishing to participate in the Walsh University Marching Band. If you are interested in learning more about these scholarships, please complete the information below: