FALL MARCHING BAND
Our fall marching band is a competitive group that competes with other bands from Utah 6A schools. These are at competitions from Utah County to Cache Valley and everywhere between. We perform at non-competitive band showcases. We also perform at home Varsity Football games. The competitions are from mid September to early November.
ALL Marching Band members MUST be enrolled in a core band class. Core band classes include Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Percussion and bands at their Jr. High (if in 9th grade).
Attendance is required at rehearsals, camps and performances. Attendance at rehearsal is ESSENTIAL to the success of each performer, and our group.
Members must maintain a 2.0 grade average to be eligible for competitions and no more than one F. Grades will be checked periodically. Students must maintain a good attendance record in all classes.
Members must maintain a positive attitude, work hard, and do their best to contribute to the success of the ensemble.
pre-season: mini MB experience camps in April and May. These are to experience marching band, learn some basics and music and invite more friends.
MB mini experience camps: April 1, 15, 29, May 13 and 27* from 3-5
Percussion and Guard clinics and auditions: May 18, 19, 20 and 21st
*Contracts will be due at the final camp, May 27. This is so we have accurate numbers for our drill designer and choreographers.
Summer Camp: June 28 - July 2nd,
Parking Lot Performance July 2nd, 11:00a.m.
*potential parades on July 3rd, July 24th and September 6th. It is not clear yet if these will happen. We would like to support our community when given the opportunity.
Percussion and Guard sectionals every Monday, Winds every Tuesday of July and the first week of August. Times will be determined by section members.
August 9th - 13th Pre-camp week. Full Band 8am - 3pm. The focus of this week is marching basics and music memorization.
August 16th - 20th BAND CAMP. Full Band 8am - 8pm. The focus of this week is putting our music in motion and setting the drill.
The following week starts our school year rehearsal schedule. Tuesdays/Thursdays 6-9pm and occasional Saturday mornings.
Mini-Camp: Friday, 9/10 and Saturday, 9/11 is our mini camp. This is to focus on cleaning the show and clarifying big picture ideas.
Our schedule review. Why this structure? How we work vs. other bands.