The marching band is an outdoor performance ensemble. The marching band performs at pre-game and at half-time during football games, and at local parades, school pep rallies and marching band competitions throughout the region.
Students will learn musical performance skills and music memorization skills. In addition to what we do musically, students will learn physical skills such as physical conditioning, marching, movement to music and choreography. Students will also learn about principles of leadership and leadership structure.
Marching band season begins with band camp starting in late July and concludes at the end of football season. Marching band takes place during 0 hour (6:30 AM and goes through 1st period). There are also required out of school rehearsals and performances, which will show on the band calendar. The class transitions to concert band after marching season in November.
All members of the band program will participate in marching band. The marching band is the public face of our program. We represent the school in the community more than the other ensembles and often support other school activities and athletics.
All band students are required participate in the basketball bands. The program is divided into 4 bands, which split the regular season district home games and district tournament home games. All students will play the NMAA State Basketball Tournament games played in The Pit.