Celebrating 50 Years of the Marching Royal Dukes

Posted on: November 10, 2022

Marching Royal Dukes performing on a city street

Marching Royal Dukes (MRD) alumni and fans can enjoy a walk through time with 50 years of MRD photos, recordings, uniforms, and more through a special exhibit: Virginia’s Finest: 50 Years of the Marching Royal Dukes.

This new exhibit is available in person and online. The physical items are spread out over three locations:

  • the Music Library in the basement of the Music Building
  • the main level of the Music Building
  • the 2nd floor of Carrier Library (in the exhibit case outside of Special Collections)

The online exhibit includes many of the items found in the exhibit’s three physical locations and more!

The exhibits in the Music Building will be available until December 16, 2022. The Special Collections exhibit in Carrier Library will be available until early March 2023.

This exhibit is brought to you by JMU Libraries, JMU Special Collections, JMU Music Library, 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!

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