Celebrating 50 Years of the Marching Royal Dukes

Posted on: November 10, 2022

Marching Royal Dukes performing on a city street

For JMU Reaching New Heights 2023, we are celebrating the JMU Music Library and the new heights it helps JMU musicians reach!

This past fall, JMU’s Marching Royal Dukes marked 50 amazing years! To celebrate the band reaching this new height, folks from across campus teamed up to create an interactive online exhibit: Virginia‚Äôs Finest: 50 Years of the Marching Royal Dukes.

Two in-person exhibits were also on display from November 2022 until February 2023.

This exhibit is brought to you by the JMU Music Library, Special Collections, JMU Libraries, JMU School of Music and The Marching Royal Dukes. Special thanks to students: Sidney Hale, Kayleigh Bishop, Mariam Ismail, Grace Thomsen, Dillon Thomas; and to staff: Faith Benavides, Tiffany Cole, Kevin Hegg, Julia Merkel, Kirsten Mlodynia, Kate Morris, Karen Snively, Scott Rikkers, Kirk Weaver, Summer Khaswan; and alumnus Phil Pollard for their enthusiastic participation in putting this exhibit together!

Want to support student musicians? Make a gift to the Music Library for JMU Reaching New Heights!

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