Frequently Asked Questions

If I have questions whom should I contact?

Please contact Michael Zaremba, Director of Performing Arts at or 312.935.4147 (please leave a message with name and number)

Are there fees to participate in the ensembles?

There are no fees to be a member of any ensembles.

Is transportation provided to and from rehearsals and performances?

Yes. Students do not have to arrange transportation to any rehearsals or performances. It is important that students be on time for the bus departures.

Can beginners join the ensembles?

Yes! Beginners are always welcome in any of our ensembles!

I do not own my own instrument. Will RMU rent me one?

We will rent instruments for players however, you should make every responsible effort to purchase your own instrument. Players who need instruments must contact the Director as soon as possible.

Purchasing your own instrument will allow you have access to your instrument whenever you want, allow you to progress faster and allow you to enjoy music after graduation.

Is band camp mandatory?

Attendance at band camp is very important and is mandatory. At band camp the ensemble begins working together and we learn the show. The only reason an individual is excused from band camp is if they have a class conflict or illness. Everyone else needs to attend in order for the Marching Maroon ensemble to be effective.

When will I receive information about rehearsal times, band camp, etc?

Because this information is subject to change please contact Director Zaremba for more information.


Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456). Robert Morris serves over 7000 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Bensenville, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.