2019 Marching Band

Initial Information

The spring semester is in full swing with lots of exciting things to do before the end of year arrives. Before long, it will be time to prepare for next year and the 2019 marching band season. Below is the initial information for 2019-2020 school year. Read all items below so that you can stay up to date with information, rehearsals, costs & payments, and deadlines. 

General Information

The annual high school band informational meeting for both High School and 8th grade/future high school band students was held on February 7th. Information included basic operations, financial costs, and upcoming calendar dates & events. If you were not able to make the meeting, click below on the High School Band Informational Packet. 

High School Band Informational Packet

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 at the end of the school year and during the summer.

Student Survey

In order to properly plan for 2019 marching season, it is necessary to know who is planning on being in high school band next year. A simple survey will be sent out/given to students in early March so that the staff can determine correct numbers for instrumentation and drill design. 

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 18th. A schedule will be added as the date approaches. Online registration (in preparation for physical registration), includes filling out information, volunteering for various needs in the organization. 

Online registration will open approximately three to four weeks before physical registration and will remain that way through Thursday, May 16th. All students planning to be in high school band next year are required to register. Students must have all fees and payments for the 2018-2019 year paid in full before registering for next year. In order to know how much next year's fees will be, students/parents should refer back to the informational packet and are encouraged to register as soon as the link is opened. All registration fees are due on Saturday, May 18th and may be paid with cash, check, or money order. Fees may be paid online as well. 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. 

Physical registration will take place on Saturday, May 18th. This will include making all payments, 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 link will be added HERE to view the Physical Registration & Uniform Fitting Schedules.

Uniform Fittings

Uniform Fitting for incoming Juniors and Seniors will take place on the same day as Physical Registration - Saturday, May 18th. Uniform Fitting for Sophomores will be on Saturday, July 20th. Uniform Fitting for Freshman will be on Saturday, July 27th. A link will be added HERE to view the Uniform Fitting Schedules.

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 may still check out a concert instrument over the summer. Those instruments are attended to first by the music store. Upon completion, students 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 as well 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 revealed after proper copyrights and required permissions have been approved. 

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 Finalist in 2018. This year the band will return to the Super-Regional Marching Contest in St. Louis. 

Opt In/Opt Out Forms

The cost for the trip to St. Louis is estimated to be $450.00. Opt In/Opt Out forms will be distributed in early May and due back before school is out. Payments will begin in June and continue through September. All information, payment deadlines, and criteria will be included on the form. As with registration, it is required for payments to be made on time. Students will not be allowed to attend rehearsals in the summer if payments are not made on time.

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 may 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 may meet once a week on designated weeks throughout the summer. Camps for both groups are usually the week before pre-band.  

Color guard practices are two or three days a week throughout the summer. Information and calendar are provided after Color Guard Auditions. 

Pre-Band begins the last full week of July on the 22nd 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 5th. A packet containing all detailed information will be given to students at registration. That information will be added to the website in early June. 

Music Memory Tests

Music memory tests 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 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.

Post Marching Season

Once 6A State Marching Championships are completed, 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 for brass and woodwinds will be done via recording individual auditions both during school and after school. Auditions for percussion will be live after school. An audition schedule will be added in late September. We divide into three concert bands after results are posted and begin preparing for the Kiwanis Christmas Parade and Holiday Concerts.

Spring Trips

2019-2020 is a spring trip year for the concert bands. The traditional date for spring trips is usually the last weekend in April (included on website calendar). The general cost for the spring trip is usually around $650.00 - 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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Remember! You can now Shop at Amazon.com via the Jenks Band website to support the Trojan Pride just by doing the things you already do!

Click the link (Shop at Amazon.com) to launch your shopping experience, bookmark that page and shop as usual. A percentage of your purchase will automatically go to the Jenks High School marching band. Amazon Prime member benefits remain the same. Remember to start your shopping via the Trojan Pride link or your newly bookmarked Amazon home page so the band benefits from your purchases (some restrictions apply to some products).

Be sure to spread the word - share this link with all your family and friends so they too can help support the Trojan Pride just by shopping at Shop at Amazon.com.  

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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.