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Summer & Pre-Band Rehearsal Schedule

(Updated 7/17) An updated rehearsal schedule the summer and for pre-band is now posted. Click HERE to see the Pre-Band Schedule. Color guard practices are usually twice a week throughout the summer. Battery and Front Ensemble Camps are the week before pre-band.  

Remember, Students must have completed the Registration process and pay all fees before they will be allowed to participate in pre-band, which begins on July 28th. Make sure and get that done!

Contest Show

(Updated 6/25) This year's show is entitled "Four Corners." Information about visual concepts, design, costumes, props, colors to be added soon.

The music is based off of two works - Raise the Roof by Michael Daugherty and The Frozen Cathedral by John Mackey. Students were given music to Part 1 of the show the last week of school and should be learning their part over the summer.

Music for the ballad (part 2) and closer (part 3) is now available for woodwind and brass instruments! Parts may be downloaded and printed off from a drop box folder here:
Four Corners - Part 2 - Individual Parts
Four Corners - Part 3 - Individual Parts

MP3 Midi Recordings of Part 1 and Part 2 are available below. Part 3 currently only has brass and woodwind parts. Percussion parts will be added to the recording upon completion. Should be in the next week or so.
Four Corners - Part 1 - Intro and Opener
Four Corners - Part 2 - Ballad

Four Corners - Part 3 - Closer

There may be a voluntary rehearsal in the band room to go over music for the first time to help students get started. Rehearsal would be late June or early July (before the 4th). Check periodically for rehearsal time. Should be determined in the next week or so. In the meantime, download your part, listen to the recordings, and get to learning your music.

Stand Tunes

(Updated 6/25) Stand tunes have been selected for the upcoming football season. As always, the Fight Song, National Anthem, Alma Mater, Hey Song, Hey Baby! and all the Go Big J Stuff are in the flip folder. Songs that remain in the flip folder from last year are: Moves Like Jagger, The Race, Disco Inferno, You Dropped A Bomb On Me, and Talk To Me Dance With Me. Songs returning from previous years to the flip folder are: Jungle Boogie and Pretty Fly. Songs new to this year are: Dynamite and Happy. Enjoy listening to them and get ready to play them. If time allows - we are working on short clips of tunes to be used in the stands as well for different moments in football games. Keep your fingers crossed that it will get done.

Music Memory Tests

Music memory tests over the contest music, full band warm-ups, the fight song, the star spangled banner, and the alma mater. Memory tests for the warm-ups, fight song, banner, and alma mater 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.

Calendar

General Dates for the summer and fall are now available on the website calendar. Specific times and locations will be added as events approach. Click HERE to view Calendar.

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2014-2015 Band Registration Completed.

All students should have finalized information, paid fees, tried on and purchased required and optional equipment (shoes, gloves, etc.). Students must complete the Registration process and pay all fees before they will be allowed to participate in pre-band, which begins on July 28th.

Uniform Fitting for incoming Juniors and Seniors was Saturday, May 10th. Uniform Fitting for Sophomores will be on Saturday, July 26th. Uniform Fitting for Freshman will be on Saturday, August 2ndWhen getting fitted for jackets and pants, students should wear a T-shirt and light shorts. Do not wear jeans, pants, thick cargo-type shorts or boots.

Uniform Fitting Schedule

General Dates for the summer and fall are now available on the website calendar. Specific times and locations will be added in May and early June. Click HERE to view Calendar.

If you have any questions, contact Clark Craig:

Bands Of America Marching Championships

We are proud to annouce that the Trojan Pride will be returning to the Super-Regional Contest held in St. Louis for a 8th consecutive year. 2011 marked the first year that the Trojan Pride ever made finals at a BOA Super-Regional, placing between 7th and 11th the past three years. The Trojan Pride looks to extend their streak to four straight years as well as improve on overall score and finals placement.

Click HERE to see the list of competing bands at the BOA Super-Regional in St. Louis.

OPT IN/OPT OUT FORMS

The cost of the trips to St. Louis is estimated to be $300. Students must decide whether to opt in or opt out for the trip. 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. 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.

Remember, your child will not be allowed to travel on BOA trips if full payment is not received by September 26, 2014.

Opt In/Opt Out Forms were passed out to HS students in class on Friday, May 2nd. Forms are also available HERE. Forms must be turned in to Mr. Hillock by Tuesday, May 20th.

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