Frequently Asked Question?

There are so many people in band, will I fit in?

Without a doubt, the best part about band is the people. Ask any current band student and they will tell you the same. We are a big family and there is room for YOU! Band is the biggest and most welcoming organization in the school and we have a place and a role for EVERYONE! We cannot wait for you to join our band family.

Can I be in band and in other activities such as sports?

YES! Many band students participate in various other clubs, activities, and sports. Band students are encouraged be active members in all school activities. However, marching band is a fall activity and presents challenges with other fall sports. If you have concerns or questions about how we can work with a specific club, sport, or<br />organization contact Mr. Darnall at [email protected].

Does band take up my whole summer?

No! In fact, band students have the majority of the summer off. We like to schedule toward the end of summer to allow students time to rest, take vacations, and have time for other activities. A full schedule for summer and fall is posted on the New Members page to allow families to opportunity to schedule their summer accordingly.

Am I good enough to be in marching band?

Of course! Your middle school band experience has given you everything you need to join the marching band. The great thing about marching band is every year is a new show and we start at square one. Everyone is on the same page and we learn together!

Is marching band really hard? Should I be afraid of marching band?

In marching band we like to say things aren’t hard, they are just new. Like anything you do for the first time, you won’t be perfect in the beginning. Marching band is a unique and exciting experience in that way. We only ever ask you to try your hardest. The best part is, you will have over two hundred other people who are learning with you and who are eager to help!

What should I do if I have a conflict with a rehearsal or performance?

Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is mandatory. It is expected that band will be a priority. Please consult the band schedule before making appointments. Early communication is key. If you do have a conflict, email Mr Darnall: [email protected] as soon as possible.