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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

                                                Uniform Fitting

                                                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!!!