Join the Band!
2023/2024 registration is now open! Click here to register!
Thank you so much for your interest in joining the Rounders. 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!
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. Our goal is to have all members at all rehearsals and performances, but we understand most members have jobs and families and there may be conflicts. If it is necessary for you to miss an event, you will want to clear it in advance with your section leader.
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!