Join the Band!
Thank you so much for your interest in joining the Rounders. We are currently planning our 2023 season so registration is inactive for the moment. Follow us on Facebook where we will announce when registration opens: https://www.facebook.com/SecondTimeArounders
In the meantime, get to know us! We’re a community marching band based in St. Petersburg but serving the whole Tampa Bay Florida area. The “Rounders” consistently march over 400 members ages 18-80, open to anyone who has ever performed in a high school or college marching band who would like to do it again, a “Second Time Around.” The only requirements for being a member is that you participated in high school, college or military marching band in the past.
For forty years joining this band has been a life-enhancing event for our members both musically and socially. We can’t begin to tell you how much fun this group is and how much it means to the many twirlers, dancers, musicians, and support team members. We hope you experience that with us…this next season!
A Couple of Additional Things:
Rehearsals and Attendance Our online calendar provides you a planning tool (several months ahead) so you can clear your calendar to participate. All members are expected to be at all practices. If it becomes necessary for you to miss one practice, you will want to clear it in advance please with your section leader. If you don’t believe you can make all the dates this year, we look forward to again inviting you to join the band but maybe in a future season. It’s not a lot of dates, but we do need you there! (Schedule sometimes subject to adjustments and minor changes).
Uniform Musicians wear an official shirt and cap, with blue “Docker-style” pants (white shoes and socks, and a black belt) You can view “Member Info – Uniform/Merchandise” on our website navigation menu above. We’ll help you with all that beginning at the second or third rehearsal.
– Auxiliary Units have an official uniform ordered at the beginning of the year with help of your section lead (after joining)! Your section lead will help you with all that as well!
Auditions There are no auditions for our musicians. You’ll know at the first rehearsal if you’re able to play after a little practice. Some members hadn’t played their instruments for twenty or more years before joining the band and in nearly every case, it came back them. There are minimum performance expectations of our majorettes, flag teams, and dancers that our section leads will work with you on once you complete the survey. Don’t be shy, come give us a try!
If you have any questions about joining the band, please feel free to contact us at 2xAMarchingBand@gmail.com I’ll return your note typically in a day or two!
We sincerely hope you choose to join the band! You’ll be glad you did.
Many thanks for your interest and our preliminary welcome!