MARCHING BAND AND COLORGUARD 2021
Video Credit: Robert Perry
During the Wildcat Marching Band Camp, students will memorize show music, as well as learn the basics of field marching. Marching Band Camp lasts for two weeks during mid-August before the start of the school year.
Video Credit: Robert Perry
Marching Competition Season include most to all weekends in the month of October. Itineraries involving our competition trips throughout the season will be handed out in-class, as well as posted virtually to our band families through email.
WILDCAT MARCHING BAND FAQ:
Is marching band a class during the day? Will I have to give up another elective to participate?
No, marching band isn’t a class. Though we do occasionally work on music during concert band (a music class during the school day), marching band practices are after school.
I’m already enrolled in many difficult academic classes. I don’t think I’ll have time for band AND homework.
Although balancing classes and extracurricular activities can be tough, studies show that students who participate in music often do better academically than their peers. And, because marching band generally only meets two times per week (about 4 hours total), it can be easier to find time for homework than you think.
What do I do if I need to miss a practice?
If you know you will be absent from a practice or need to leave early, please let a band director or member of the marching band staff know in advance. Please try to make an effort to show to all rehearsals. Only you can march your show.
How much school will I miss? Do I need to provide my own transportation for trips/practices?
We currently miss 1.5 days of school. As a general rule, you’ll need to provide your own transportation to and from practices. Transportation to and from trips and football games will be provided. Information about away practices and competitions will be posted regularing via the Band Group.
What will I need for band camp and practices? What do I need to bring to football games?
To band camp and practices, please come prepared with:
To football games, please come prepared with:
How do I know if we are still having after school rehearsal? Please come prepared to school every Tuesday and Thursday as if we are having practice. Even if it is raining, still expect to be going outside for rehearsing! Occasionally, other weather factors can prevent us from being outside such as lightning and poor air quality. Always check the Band app marching group for last minute updates!
MARCHING BAND PRACTICE AND COMPETITION CALENDAR
Here is our virtual Marching Band calendar for the current marching band season. If and when any changes are had, this calendar will be updated quickly to reflect those changes. Major changes will be communicated through our social media platforms and will be emailed out to our band families.
Make sure you are signed-up through the Band App for Mt. Spokane Marching Band to receive the latest season updates.
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MARCHING COMPETITION INFORMATION
Below are links to the Marching Competition websites for your convenience. There, you may find directions to show sites, ticket pricing, competition line-ups, show results, and more.