2018 Marching Band (Main Page)

General Information

We are all excited about the upcoming year and events for the Trojan Pride. Read below so that you can stay up to date with information, rehearsals, payments, and deadlines. 

General Dates for the summer and fall are available on the Website Calendar. Specific times and locations will be added to the High School drop down menu as they are determined. 

Drum Major/Section Leader/Student Leader

Information regarding student leadership positions is now available. Students interested should sign up and begin thinking through the necessary steps of the application process and project in order to complete the process on time. 

Commitment Forms

Forms indicating whether a student intends to be in HS band next year will be passed out in March. A solid commitment to HS band will be necessary in order to give proper numbers to the drill writer for marching band season. Students/families should not take this commitment lightly. Proper numbers are vital in order to have a quality show written for next year's marching season. 

Registration

Registration is in two parts. Physical registration (making all payments, getting fitted for various uniform parts & items, etc.) will take place on Saturday, May 19th. A schedule will be added as the date approaches. Online registration (in preparation for physical registration, filling out contact information, volunteering for various needs in the organization) will be open to students and parents approximately three to four weeks before physical registration. 

Online registration will be open in mid-April and will remain that way through Thursday, May 17th. All students planning to be in high school band next year are required to register. Students must have all fees and payments for the 2017-2018 year paid in full before registering for next year. In order to know how much next year's fees will be, students/parents are encouraged to register as soon as possible. All registration fees are due on Saturday, May 19th and may be paid with cash, check, or money order. Fees may be paid online as well, but need be done so by Thursday, May 17th. Full payment is required. Students will not be allowed to attend summer practices and run the risk of not being in band if registration fees are not paid in full. Click on the link below to register. 

2018-2019 High School Band Registration Link (to be added)

Physical registration will take place on Saturday, May 19th. This will include making all payment, fittings for various uniform parts - shoes, shorts, gloves, etc., individual photos for directory, information tables, and volunteer information. All students will come to the band room on this day at the scheduled time. A Physical Registration & Uniform Fitting Schedule will be added here later in the spring.

Instrumentation

Like last year, a certain number of trombones and marching baritones are used for marching season. In order to have correct instrumentation, many trombone players are placed on marching baritone. This switch is only for marching season and takes place at the end of the spring semester or the very beginning of the summer. Instruments are checked out to students before the summer so they may begin learning the fingerings for the instrument. 

Uniform Fittings

Uniform Fitting for incoming Juniors and Seniors will take place on the same day as Physical Registration - Saturday, May 19th. Uniform Fitting for Freshman will be on Saturday, July 28th. Uniform Fitting for Sophomores will be on Saturday, July 21st. 

Summer Repair

All school owned concert instruments will be sent to the music store for regular maintenance and repair the first week of June. Students that requested a concert instrument will be contacted by Palen Music when their instrument is ready. Anticipated time of completion is mid-June. It is strongly recommended that students not using school owned instruments send their own instruments to the shop for regular maintenance and repair in early June. 

Marching Contest Show

The music and theme of the show has not been revealed yet. The first draft of the music is usually made available to students in late April/early May. Theme and additional details will be added after proper copyrights and required permissions have been approved. Visual concepts are still in the design process, but the show will utilize props for next year's show. Good help is always needed in producing the props. If you are interested in helping with this, contact Mr. Hillock, or Mike Clark.

Bands Of America Marching Championships

The Trojan Pride has a rich history of competing in BOA Marching Events. The Trojan Pride has been a consistent Regional and Super-Regional finalist since 2002, as well as a Grand National Semi-Finalist. This year the band will return to Grand Nationals in Indianapolis as well as the Super-Regional Marching Contest in St. Louis. 

Opt In/Opt Out Forms

The cost for both trips is estimated to be $1,000.00. Opt in/Opt Out Forms will be made available later in the spring. Payments will begin in June and continue through September. All information, payment deadlines, and criteria will be included on the form. Please read thoroughly and carefully to have a thorough understanding of expectations

Chaperone Information

Parents wishing to serve as chaperones for overnight trips will be required to go through the application process with the Jenks Band Parents Organization. Information, applications, and deadlines will be available at the end of the school year/beginning of the summer.

Summer & Pre-Band Rehearsal Schedule

Brass and Woodwinds will meet once a week on designated weeks throughout the summer to keep students progressing on music, marching fundamentals, physical fitness, and body/dance work.

Battery and Front Ensemble will meet once a week on designated weeks throughout the summer. Camps for both groups are usually the week before pre-band.  

Color guard practices will be two or three days a week throughout the summer.

Pre-Band begins the last week of July on the 23rd and continues until the beginning of school. Rehearsals are 8am-12pm and 5pm-9pm, Monday through Friday for the first two weeks, and then 5-9pm begining August 6th. A packet containing all detailed information will be given to students at registration. That information will also be added to the website.

Music Memory Tests

Music memory tests will be over full band warm-ups, the fight song, the star spangled banner, the alma mater, the chinese national anthem, as well as contest music. Memory tests for the warm-ups, fight song, banner, alma mater, and the chinese national anthem 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

Stand tunes have not been selected yet. Be sure that the Fight Song, National Anthem, Alma Mater, 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.

New Marching Band Uniforms

Thank you Jenks Band Parents and the community of Jenks. With the passing of the most recent bond, the Trojan Pride will be getting new uniforms. The initial planning and design processes will begin this spring. At this point, it is anticipated that production of the new uniforms would begin in the fall or winter of 2018, delivered in the spring of 2019, and begin to be used in the fall of 2019. For more information on the recently passed bond, click HERE.

Post Marching Season

Once Grand Nationals are finished, the Trojan Pride will be transitioning into concert, honor band, and solo & ensemble seasons.

Concert Band Auditions will take place in mid-October or the same week of NCDA Auditions. Auditions will be done via recording individual auditions both during school and after school. An audition schedule will be added in late September. Rehearsals will begin at 8:30 instead of 7:45. We divide into three concert bands after results are posted and begin preparing for the Kiwanis Christmas Parade and Holiday Concerts.

Spring Trips

This 2018-2019 school year is not a spring trip year for the concert bands. Since there are two major trips in the fall, bands will not take a trip in the spring of 2019. Winter Guard will travel to Dayton for the WGI World Championship. Bands will take their next trip during concert season in the spring of 2020.

The traditional date for spring trips is usually the last weekend in April. The general cost for the spring trip is usually around $550.00 - depending on the venue. Opt In/Opt Out Forms are usually distributed in early December with payments beginning in January and running through April. Sometimes a band is invited to a contest that falls on a different date. If this takes place, information will updated and sent out. Cost and payment schedule are contingent on the date of the trip. 

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