2018 Marching Band (Main Page)

General Information

We are all excited about the upcoming year and events for the Trojan Pride. Read below so that you can stay up to date with information, rehearsals, payments, and deadlines. 

General Dates for the summer and fall are available on the Website Calendar. Specific times and locations will be added to the High School drop down menu as they are determined. 

Summer Repair

All school owned concert instruments will be sent to the music store for regular maintenance and repair the first week of June. Students that requested a concert instrument will be contacted by Palen Music when their instrument is ready. Anticipated time of completion is mid-June. It is strongly recommended that students not using school owned instruments send their own instruments to the shop for regular maintenance and repair in early June. 

Uniform Fittings

Uniform Fitting for incoming Juniors and Seniors took place on the same day as Physical Registration - Saturday, May 19th. Uniform Fitting for Freshman will be on Saturday, July 28th. Uniform Fitting for Sophomores will be on Saturday, July 21st. 

Uniform Fitting Schedule

Student Leadership Team

The 2018-2019 Student Leadership Team is:

Drum Majors
Kevin Glynn, Jarod Lorenz, Maloree Morris, and Daniel Shahwan
Section Leaders
Flutes - Sarah Parenti
Clarinets - Taylor Jones
Saxophones - Kate Omstead
Trumpets - Sean Melton
Mellophones - Caitlin Tygart
Trombones - Ramsie Watson
Baritones - Lance Luinstra
Sousaphones - Matia Weierbach
Battery - Aidan Henderson
Front Ensemble - Dawson White
Color Guard - Anna Claire White
Student Leaders
Flutes - Cheyenne Alsbrooks, Ryann Johnson,Marissa Jonagan, Savanah Peek
Clarinets - Jackson Bearer, Sam Hjelm, Nicole Rottschaeffer
Saxophones - Jenna Brunk, Zach Hallman, Lydia Vaughn
Trumpets - Anahuac Contreras, Jack Lollis
Mellophones - Nick Sanderson
Trombones - Eric Chen, Matthew Sims
Tubas - Josiah Enns
Battery - Tanner Craig
Front Ensemble - Molly Johnson
Color Guard - Isaac Moore, Kady Wood, Lilyanna Emerick, Lauren Love, Ananya Singh

Marching Contest Show

The theme of this year's show is "CarMan". The main musical material will be from Bizet's Carmen. Additional literature possibly includes "Drive" by The Cars, Rhianna's "Shut Up and Drive", Sammy Hagar's "I Can't Drive 55", Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car", and James Brown's "It's A Man's World". Sound effects could include anything related to automobiles. Visually, the field could look like a autobody shop or a junkyard. Signage, logo, and branding on everything will add to the overall theme. 

A custom show performance uniform will be used this year at contests. Uniform will include black pants, black shoes, and a "racing" type performance top. No hats or plumes will be utilized with the show performance uniform. Hair styles and care will be defined for all performers. 

A lot of good help will be needed in producing the props for this show. If you are willing or interested in helping with this, contact Mr. Hillock, or Mike Clark.

Summer & Pre-Band Rehearsal Schedule

Due to replacement of the Carpet in the Music Building, there will be no summer rehearsals for Brass, Woodwinds, or Percussion during the month of June. For this summer, rehearsals will begin in the month of July. 

Percussion Camp will begin Monday, July 16th. 

Color guard practices will be two or three days a week throughout the summer. Information has been given to all guard members.

Pre-Band begins the last week of July on the 23rd and continues until the beginning of school. Rehearsals are 8am-12pm and 5pm-9pm, Monday through Friday for the first two weeks, and then 5-9pm begining August 6th. A packet containing all detailed information will be given to students at registration. That information will also be added to the website.

Music Memory Tests

Music memory tests will be over full band warm-ups, the fight song, the star spangled banner, the alma mater, the chinese national anthem, as well as contest music. Memory tests for the warm-ups, fight song, banner, alma mater, and the chinese national anthem will begin during pre-band rehearsals in late July. Specific days and times will be announced at the beginning of pre-band. Students need to make sure and have this material learned and memorized correctly for the first day of rehearsal. Music memory tests will continue throughout the semester on the show music used for contests and the parade music used near the holiday season.

Stand Tunes

Stand tunes have been selected. This year's set includes InsectsPretty FlyJungle BoogieThe RaceGood Golly Miss MollyTalk To Me Dance With Me, What I Like About You, and You Dropped A Bomb On Me. Also included in the flip folder are the standards - the Fight Song, National Anthem, Alma Mater, Hey Baby!, all the Go Big J Stuff. The Hey Song, and the Chinese National Anthem.

Post Marching Season

Once Grand Nationals are finished, the Trojan Pride will be transitioning into concert, honor band, and solo & ensemble seasons.

Concert Band Auditions will take place in mid-October or the same week of NCDA Auditions. Auditions will be done via recording individual auditions both during school and after school. An audition schedule will be added in late September. Rehearsals will begin at 8:30 instead of 7:45. We divide into three concert bands after results are posted and begin preparing for the Kiwanis Christmas Parade and Holiday Concerts.

Spring Trips

This 2018-2019 school year is not a spring trip year for the concert bands. Since there are two major trips in the fall, bands will not take a trip in the spring of 2019. Winter Guard will travel to Dayton for the WGI World Championship. Bands will take their next trip during concert season in the spring of 2020.

The traditional date for spring trips is usually the last weekend in April. The general cost for the spring trip is usually around $550.00 - depending on the venue. Opt In/Opt Out Forms are usually distributed in early December with payments beginning in January and running through April. Sometimes a band is invited to a contest that falls on a different date. If this takes place, information will updated and sent out. Cost and payment schedule are contingent on the date of the trip.