Marching Band Q&A

  • Q: When is marching band season?

    A: Marching Band is primarily a fall "sport" of the arts.  September and October are the main season.  There are also summer rehearsals and band camp.  (Band Camp is in mid-late August - usually 2 weeks before school starts).

    Q: Are there summer rehearsals?

    A: Yes - band camp in late August (see above) - also starting in 2015 a "rookie" day for fundamentals and possibly some section (small group) meetings/ rehearsals.

    Q:  What is the fall schedule like?

    A:  During September and October rehearsals are on Tuesdays and Thursday from 6:00-8:45PM and on Saturdays late morning-early afternoon before traveling to shows on most Saturdays in September and October.

    Q:  How much does it cost to be in marching band?

    A: Season fees are NOT set yet for 2018.  In past years we have collected a "season fee" between $150 and $250* which included:

    -Band Camp

          Bowling Night at Strikers
          Dance on the last evening (Carriager's Picnic Grove)
          Senior recognition activities
    -Fall Trip (overnight)
    -2 T-Shirts (Show shirt and section shirt)
    -Tour bus for championship weekend
    -Dinner on championship weekend
    *(has been the same for many years, but is not set yet for 2018 as budgets from the district and boosters are not yet established.  A final number will be set in the spring.)