Dr. Otis French

Teaching Area(s): Music

I believe in involving the students in the process of learning, and allowing them to participate in the instruction process for their peers. My favorite part of the job is seeing the creative process of working on music throughout the semester, and seeing it improve.

Band Program Schedules

Mount Union Band

Fall Semester Rehearsal Schedule

Mondays: 4:15-5:20 p.m.
Wednesdays and Fridays: 4:15-5:45 p.m.

All rehearsals are in Cope Music Hall or at the band practice field. 

Fall 2017 Performance Schedule

Date Event Time-Info
August 11-18 Band Camp (See below for more information)
August 9 ––Student Leaders Report  
August 10 ––Flags and Percussion Report  
August 11 ––Full Band Reports  
September 2 Home vs. North Carolina Wesleyan 12:30 p.m.
September 9 Exhibition at Cloverleaf High School TBD
September 16 Exhibition at Dover High School TBD
September 23 Home vs. Baldwin Wallace 1:30 p.m.
September 30 Home vs. Ohio Northern 1:30 p.m.
October 14 Home vs. Capital 1:30 p.m.
October 28 Home vs. Otterbein 1:30 p.m.
November 4 Home vs. Muskingum (Senior Night!) 1 p.m.
November 11 Volunteer Pep Band Mount Union @ John Carroll


December 3 Fall Band Christmas Concert in Giese Center for the Performing Arts

7:30 p.m.

Dress Rehearsals

  • Dress rehearsals will begin four hours prior to kickoff
  • The dress rehearsal schedule for playoff games is also TBD.

Important Information

Band Camp will be held August 11-18. Student Leaders and Kappa Kappa Psi will report on the 9th, Percussion and Flags/Batons on the 10th, and Full Band on the 11th.

The Purple Raider Marching Band supports all regular-season home games, playoff games, and the National Championship Game (Stagg Bowl - Salem, Virginia). Students are required to attend at least two of the four home playoff games in the fall 2017 season.

We are looking into several local high school band shows (exhibitions). The Purple Raider Marching Band will attend and perform at these shows. Dates and locations to be determined.

The Director of Bands reserves the right to change the schedule if needed. Game times may vary and other events might take place which require the band. All members of the band must be flexible. Should changes occur, you will be notified immediately.

If you have questions, please contact Director of Bands, Dr. Otis French, or Kappa Kappa Psi President and Head Drum Major (student), Raelene Jones.

Dr. Otis French
Director of Bands
Phone: 330-823-2187 (office) / 570-460-8770 (cell)
Email: frenchoc@mountunion.edu

Raelene Jones
Kappa Kappa Psi President
and Head Drum Major (student)
Email: jonesrd2019@mountunion.edu

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