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John P. Schnettler, Director of GOMB

(931) 221-6820
Music/Mass Communication Building, Room 163

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To get involved with APSU Marching or Pep Bands CLICK HERE

At this time, we anticipate a return to "normal" band activities in Fall 2021! 

GOMB Week (aka "Band Camp)
mandatory for all members
Percussion, Color Guard, Leadership August 11-21, 2021
Brass & Woodwinds August 14-21, 2021
After camp, our regular GOMB rehearsal schedule for Fall 2021 Semester is MWF 4pm-6pm.



The APSU Bands are open to ALL APSU students, regardless of major or full/part time student status. In fact about 70% of our members are not music majors! We perform at all home football and basketball games, exhibitions, and community events. To start your journey and become part of our family, please click on the link at the top of this page or email the Director, Mr. Schnettler at schnettlerj@apsu.edu with any questions.

FALL 2021 INFORMATION: To get involved with the Fall 2021 Governors Own Marching Band, there are three simple steps! 
1) Follow the link above to give us your information
2) Complete an audition, info is also on that link
3) Register for the Fall 2021 course: MUS 1630 for 1 credit hour
The deadline to complete all three steps is August 1, 2021. After that date, we can still accept members, but they will be “alternates” and will not be able to move in early for GOMB week


MARCHING BAND SCHOLARSHIPS: APSU is proud to offer scholarship for all students who participate in any of our Football or Basketball bands. The amounts are based on participation, with increases each year you return! For specific amounts, please contact Mr. Schnettler or one of our current members.

 GOMB Events

Mid-South Marching Invitational is scheduled for October 30, 2021, and registration is currently open. Band directors, please see communication from Mr. Schnettler or contact him directly for more information.
GOMB Day 2021 We are excited to welcome ALL high school band students to spend a day with us a member of the GOMB! We will rehearse in the morning, eat lunch, and perform in the stands and on the field at an APSU Football Game. In 2019 we ROCKED our home crowd with a band of 700+ members! GOMB Day 2021 is scheduled for Saturday, November 20, 2021 and registration will open in late summer. Check here for updates or follow us on social media for more details.