2014 Marching Band (Main Page)
Not yet - info coming soon.
Pre-Band Registration for the 2014-15 season is here!!!
Registration is in two parts. Online registration and physical registration.
The first part of registration will be done online. The link to register will be added about three weeks before the registration deadline. A notification will be sent to students/ families when the site is activated. You will have from that point until May 8th to complete the mandatory online registration so that your student’s registration process will go smoothly when you and your student arrive at the band room for pre-band registration on May 10th. There will not be "forms" to fill out on the day of registration, so it is imperative that this step is completed prior to registration day (May 10th).
Online Registration must be completed by Thursday, May 8th. Physical Registration will be held in the High School Bandroom on Saturday, May 10th. All students will finalize information, pay fees, try on and purchase required and optional equipment (shoes, gloves, etc.) at that time.
Uniform Fitting for incoming Juniors and Seniors will also be on Saturday, May 10th. Uniform Fitting for Sophomores will be on Saturday, July 26th. Uniform Fitting for Freshman will be on Saturday, August 2nd. When 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.
All students must attend both sessions. Registration on May 10th and uniform fitting as designated in the schedule. All students must complete the Registration process before they will be allowed to participate in pre-band, which begins on July 28th.
Below are the links that you can use for registration and in answering any questions you might have. If you have not read the FAQ page, we do urge you to read this first before accessing the registration form. It is a useful reference when completing the form. Please note, if you are making a credit card payment toward the items that you need to purchase in the registration process, the deadline for making that payment on the band website is also May 6th.
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:
Auditions for battery and front ensemble will be held on May 22nd. Marching percussion clinics will be held on Thursday, May 8th and Thursday, May 15th in the High School Band Room. Front ensemble sessions are 5:00 - 6:30 and Battery sessions are from 6:30 - 8:00. Students should have already received materials for clinic sessions and auditions. For further information or questions, email Mr. White.
Color Guard Auditions
Color Guard Auditions are set for April 28th - 30th, 3:30 - 6:30 in the Trojan Activity Center. For further information or questions, contact Mrs. Jara.
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 will be passed out to students in class at the end of April. Forms are also available HERE. Forms must be turned in to Mr. Hillock by Tuesday, May 20th.
Summer & Pre-Band Rehearsal Schedule
The rehearsal schedule the summer and for pre-band will be posted in May. Color guard practices are usually twice a week throughout the summer. Battery and Front Ensemble Camps are usually the week before pre-band.
Detailed information will be added after auditions for color guard, drumline, and front ensemble have been completed.
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.
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.
Stand tunes have not been selected yet. Be sure that the Fight Song, National Anthem, Alma Mater, Hey Song, Hey Baby! and all the Go Big J Stuff along with most of the songs from last year will be included in the flip folder. There is bound to be a couple of new tunes along with a couple of older ones from the library archives so that the band can seriously rock it out at football games.