Spring/Summer/Fall Band Dates
Marching Band 2013-14
All rehearsals & performances are mandatory unless excused by Miss Badgett in advance.
March 11 Marching Band Deposit Due-$100.00
March 15 Field Commander Clinic
March 19 Field Commander Tryout
April 22-23 Auxiliary Clinic
April 24 Auxiliary tryouts
April 19 Marching Band Deposit #2 due $100.00
TBA Percussion Tryouts
May 20 Marching Band Final Deposit Due
May 27 Memorial Day Performance in Monroe
July 1 6:00- 8:00 PM Marching band parade rehearsal
July 2 6:00- 8:00 PM Marching band parade rehearsal
July 3 6:00- 8:00 PM Marching band parade rehearsal
July 4 Parade in Monroe report time TBA to Kroger Parking lot
July 22-July 26 Pre Camp at Monroe 8AM-12PM
Shoe/boots orders placed
July 29-August 2 Band Camp at Monroe 8:30AM-9:30PM- Mandatory
Wednesday, camp will be dismissed at 5:00PM.
August 6 9AM-12PM rehearsal at Monroe
August 8 9AM-12PM rehearsal at Monroe
August ? Picture Day in full uniform- Time TBA
August 12 9AM-12PM rehearsal at Monroe
August 13 9AM-12PM rehearsal at Monroe
August 14 9AM-12PM rehearsal if needed
August TBA Hornet Days performance
August School starts- Reg. rehearsals- M, T & Thurs 2:50-4:30
August 30 Game- Home v. Talawanda
September 6 Game- Away v. Ross
September 13 Game- Home v. Fenwick
September ? Fenwick Contest
September 20 Game- Home v. Franklin
September 26 Homecoming parade & bonfire performance-evening
September 27 Game- Home v. Valley View (Homecoming)
September/October Saturday Contest #2
October 4 Game- Away v. Eaton
October 11 Game- Away v. Brookville
October 18 Game- Home v. Oakwood (Senior Night)
October 25 Game- Away v. Northridge
November 1 Game- Away v. Bellbrook
Marching Band Information for new marchers
Time Commitment- All Activities are mandatory. Some absences may be excused with prior approval/emergency approval by Miss Badgett. See attached calendar.
*****Attendance the entire week of Band Camp is mandatory- No excused absences*****
Marching band is a team activity. Students must participate to sustain membership and are expected to maintain physical and musical skills as necessary to perform.
Fees- Currently $250.00
Covers all of camp costs and other miscellaneous fees during the season such as Dinner/snacks at camp, uniform, additional staff, sheet music, end of the year awards, entry fees to contests and other events.
Shoes -approximately $30 (can be worn for several seasons)
Gloves –approximately $5 a pair
PE Flex Credit- For all High School age students (grades 9, 10, 11& 12) marching band may be counted as a student’s PE Credit. Students must participate in four full seasons of marching band to count as their PE Credit.
Grading- High School students who do not take marching band as a PE credit will still earn a letter grade.
Games, Contests and events- Students will enter games, contests and other performances for free. Concessions may be purchased on their own. We do ask for donations during the season to provide snacks for students at all games.
Students will be transported by school bus to away performance events.
Mandatory Parent Meeting- All students must have a parent or a parent representative attend the mandatory marching band meeting held in May. Date/time to be announced.
Auditions/Tryouts- Students who play brass and woodwind instruments do not need to audition. Percussion students audition for placement, not membership. Auxiliary/flag corps students must audition for membership to the squad.
Parent Volunteers- There are many opportunities for parents to volunteer during the season. Any adult who will be working with or around students (such as uniform fitting) must be fingerprinted and have a background check through the Monroe Local School District at their own expense.
Marching band takes a lot of hard work, but it will be one of the best times of your life!!!