Welcome to the
Washington College Musicians' Union
Purpose, Rules, Events and Resources
The MU exists to:
create an welcoming environment that supports student musicians of all talent levels from professionals to those who are just learning to play with others.
provide a practice place for students to hone their craft as well as provide essential equipment (amplifiers, drums, PA system, mikes, etc.) so that students can simply come down with their instrument in hand, plug in and play. All types of music are supported and acoustic and electric guitarists are equally welcome.
provide the support for open mike nights and similar shows on campus
All students are welcome to join the MU, including those who desire not to play but to be supportive of musical performance on campus. There are no dues but it is expected that MU members will treat each other and the MU practice space with courtesy.
THE MU has 2 practice spaces:
A large space in Cain Basement appropriate for practices involving many musicians.
A smaller space in Gibson that is shared with the Music Department that is appropriate for 2-4 musicians practicing at low volumes.
Athletic teams practice above the MU room in Cain Gym and Coaches have offices above the room; the WAC sports information director's office is directly above the MU room. Therefore no drums or amplified music before 9 pm on weekdays and at times when athletic events are scheduled in the Cain gym. Excessive sound levels will result in loss of privileges.
MU equipment belongs to the MU and should stay in the MU practice rooms unless the event is an MU sponsored event conducted by MU members. Campus entertainment venues in the student center have their own sound systems. In rare cases, an MU member with an event on campus at a sanctioned event can receive permission in writing from the MU president or the MU treasurer to briefly borrow equipment for a non-MU event. Loaner forms can be obtained from the MU President or Treasurer and must be countersigned by either prior to borrowing the equipment. In general, such loans are not a good idea. A person who borrows MU equipment is responsible for its return or replacement should the equipment not be returned in a timely fashion.
The MU has:
2 drum kits
several tube and solid state guitar and bass amplifiers
a PA system
mikes and mike stands
a collection of stompboxes and effects
some musical instruments
a small but effective computer-based recording interface
Officers for the 2010 - 2011 Academic Year are:
President: Zach Hall (email@example.com)
Treasurer: Andrew Wallace (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Faculty Advisor: Dr. George Spilich (email@example.com)
The MU: It's YOUR Musicians' Union! Do something 'noteworthy' and get involved!