The "Spirit of the Carolinas" Marching Band begins each season with band camp. Students will move into their fall housing one week before classes begin (usually the second Wednesday of August), and band camp will run through Tuesday (the day prior to classes). The schedule for band camp, along with important information about the move-in process and other items, is uploaded to the marching band Dropbox folders during the summer.
Once classes begin, the SOTC rehearses every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3:35-6:00p.m. Some rehearsals may be indoors at Moore Hall to work on music (colorguard may still rehearse outdoors or in an alternate location), and outdoor drill rehearsals are held at Pine Cottage and occasionally the football stadium. All rehearsals are mandatory, and any changes in time or location or cancellations will be announced by the director. Students with unavoidable class conflicts who still wish to participate should email firstname.lastname@example.org for permission and will need to complete the class conflict form in Dropbox.