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 two or three weeks in advance, as events approach.

Marching Band Rehearsal Schedule

Below is the regular rehearsal schedule for marching band during the fall semester. 

In general, the Track is available every morning at the indicated times below. The stadium is not available on Monday but is the remainder of the week. Most of the time, the band rehearses together, but there is the potential to have rehearsals at two different facilities at the same time on selected days. Information is shared with students, written on the board prior to rehearsal, or posted on the website as time allows. 

Monday – 7:45-9:45 (brass, woodwinds, battery, and guard at the track. Front ensemble in band room or by the concession stand). 4:30-7:30pm Guard sectionals at the track.

Tuesday – 7:00-8:30 Block Days 2,4,6 – early morning rehearsal before school begins. (Main rehearsal at stadium. A group or groups may also rehearse at the track).

Wednesday – 7:45-10:25 Block Days 1,3,5 – Sectionals for the 1st hour (7:45-8:45). Full rehearsal for the remainder of 1st hour (8:45-10:25). (Sectionals will most likely be split locations. Main rehearsal at stadium. A group or groups may also rehearse at the track).

Thursday – 7:45-9:45 (Main rehearsal at stadium. A group or groups may also rehearse at the track). Rifle Sectional 4:30-5:30 – location TBD each week. Evening Rehearsal 5:30-7:30 PM at stadium. It should be noted that four Evening Rehearsals have been changed to Tuesday evenings. Dates are changed on website calender and reminders will be sent each week via eNewletter.

Friday – 7:45-9:45 (Main rehearsal at stadium. A group or groups may also rehearse at the track).

Concert Season Rehearsals and Winter Guard Rehearsal Schedules have not been posted yet. It will be added to the website before concert season begins so families can make necessary arrangements.

Student Leadership Team

The student leadership team this year includes:

Drum Majors - Kevin Glynn, Jarod Lorenz, Maloree Morris, Daniel Shahwan

Sections Leaders - Flute - Sarah Parenti, Clarinet - Taylor Jones, Saxes - Kate Omstead, Trumpet - Sean Melton, Mellophone - Caitlin Tygart, Trombone - Ramsie Watson, Baritone/Euphonium - Lance Luinstra, Sousaphone - Matia Weierbach, Battery - Aidan Henderson, Front Ensemble - Dawson White, and Color Guard - Anna Claire White

Student Leaders - Flute - Cheyenne Alsbrooks, Ryan Johnson, Marissa Jonagan, Savanah Peek, Clarinet - Jackson Bearer, Sam Hjelm, Nicole Rottschaeffer, Saxes - Jenna Brunk, Zach Hallman, Lydia Vaughn, Trumpet - Anahuac Contreras, Jack Lollis, Trombone - Eric Chen, Matthew Sims, Tuba - Josiah Enns, Battery - Tanner Craig, Front Ensemble - Molly Johnson, Color Guard - Lilyanna Emerick, Lauren Love, Isaac Moore, Ananya Singh, Kady Wood

Bands Of America Marching Championships

The Trojan Pride has a rich history of competing in BOA Marching Events. The Trojan Pride has been a consistent Regional and Super-Regional finalist since 2002, as well as a Grand National Semi-Finalist in 2013. This year the band will return to Grand Nationals in Indianapolis as well as the Super-Regional Marching Contest in St. Louis.

Opt In/Opt Out Forms

The cost of the trips to St. Louis is estimated to be $1,100. There will be four draws (payments) beginning in June and continuing through September in preparation for the fall trips. Specific dates for draws, payments due, and amounts are listed on the Opt In/Opt Out Form. All information, payment deadlines, and criteria were included on the form. Opt In/Opt Out Form

Payment Schedule

Each payment listed in the Opt In contract is required to be in full and on time in order for students to participate in summer rehearsals, pre-band, and school rehearsals. Students and parents should be thoroughly familiar with the Trip Fund and High School Band Handbook Policies.

Payment Due Date

Amount

Trip Balance

 06/29/2018

 $275.00

 $275.00

 07/29/2016

 $275.00

 $550.00

 08/26/2016

 $275.00

 $825.00

 09/30/2016

 $275.00*

 $1,100.00*

 

Payments may be made Online (under categories, choose trip payments) or mailed check to:

Jenks Band Parents
P.O. Box 425
Jenks, OK 74037-0425

Remember, your child will not be allowed to travel on BOA trips if full payment is not received by September 28, 2018.

For more information, families should refer to the high school band handbook and trip fund policy. Students and parents who have questions about this may also email Mr. Hillock.

Chaperone Information

Parents wishing to serve as chaperones for overnight trips will be required to go through the application process with the Jenks Band Parents Organization. The deadline to apply to be a chaperone for the BOA Super-Regional Contest in St. Louis is Friday, September 7th. The deadline to apply separately for the BOA Grand Nationals Contest is Indianapolis is Friday, September 28th. 

To be a chaperone, the Jenks Public School Volunteer training, Lobby Guard screening and signature confirmation of reading the Chaperone Handbook is required in order to support the band program as a chaperone.  

Chaperone Handbook

Volunteer Contract is available on page 14 of the Chaperone Handbook or on the Forms page of this website.

Chaperone Application for Overnight Trips

Stand Tunes

Stand tunes have been selected. This year's set includes InsectsPretty FlyJungle BoogieThe RaceGood Golly Miss MollyTalk To Me Dance With Me, The Hey Song, 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, 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. We divide into three concert bands after results are posted and begin preparing for the Kiwanis Christmas Parade and Holiday Concerts.

Spring Trips

This year is not a spring trip year for the concert bands. 2020 will be the next time the concert bands take a spring trip. The traditional date for spring trips is usually the last weekend in April (included on website calendar). The general cost for the spring trip is usually around $750.00 - 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. 

 

Make sure you are signed up for the HS eNewsletter and follow us on Facebook so you can receive the latest information and be a part of these events, activities, and campaigns.

For more information, families should refer to the high school band handbook and trip fund policy. Students and parents who have questions about this may also email Mr. Hillock.