2013 Marching Band
Pre-Band Registration for the 2013-14 season is here!!!
The online portion of band registration for next season is now "live" and ready to go! You have from now until May 16th to complete this 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 18th. We will not have "forms" to fill out on the day of registration, so it is imperative that this step is completed prior to registration day (May 18th). Uniform fitting for incoming juniors and seniors will be on the 18th as well (fittings for incoming sophomores and freshman is tentatively scheduled for July 27th and August 3rd). Students should remember to wear soccer type shorts, t-shirt, and tennis shoes in order to get an accurate fit for their uniform. 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 May 11th.
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 Darren Kelsey:
Bands Of America Marching Championships
We are proud to announce that the Jenks Trojan Pride will be traveling to Indianapolis to compete in the BOA Grand Nationals for the first time in the Pride's history. Among all the excitement and anticipation, there will be lots of information to share. With an event this large, planning ahead of time is key as deadlines many times occur sooner than anticipated. Important information will be posted here until the time it is necessary to create a separate page just for Grand Nationals.
Tickets to attend Grand Nationals are now on sale. Ticket sales generally tend to go fast as do the preferred seating, so buy now if you are interested. For Grand Nationals Ticket Information, Click HERE.
Click HERE to see the list of competing bands at Grand Nationals.
We are also proud to annouce that the Trojan Pride will be returning to the Super-Regional Contest held in St. Louis for a 6th consecutive year. 2011 marked the first year that the Trojan Pride had ever made finals at a BOA Super-Regional, placing 10th which was topped by placing 7th in finals in 2012. The Trojan Pride looks to extend their streak to three years, improve on finals placement and overall score, and use it in preparation for the Pride's trip to Indianapolis.
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 and Indianapolis is estimated to be $850-$900. Students must decide to opt in for both trips or opt out for both trips. The option to choose to go to one trip and not the other is not a possibility. 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 27, 2013. If you have not done so, begin to save and budget now so that your child will be a part of this historical and incredible experience!
Opt In/Opt Out Forms were passed out to students in class on Monday, April 29th. Forms are also available HERE. Forms must be turned in to Mr. Hillock by Monday, May 20th.
Music Memory Tests
Music memory tests over the full band warm-ups, the fight song, the star spangled banner, and the 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.