High School Band Information

We are all excited about the upcoming year and events for the Trojan Pride. It is time to prepare for next year and the 2019 marching band season. 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 in late June and early July.

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. Online registration (in preparation for physical registration, filling out contact information, volunteering for various needs in the organization) is now open to students and parents. All students must fill out the online registration prior to Saturday, May 18th. 

Online Registration 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. All registration fees for brass, woodwind, and percussion students are due on Saturday, May 18th. Registration fees for guard students must be paid in full before pre-band begins. Fees may be paid with cash, check, or money order. Full payment is required. Students will not be allowed to attend summer practices or pre-band rehearsals, and run the risk of not being in band if registration fees are not paid in full once school begins. 

2019 Online Registration Link

Physical Registration will take place on Saturday, May 18th. This will include making all payments, being measured for the show performance uniform, being fitted for various uniform parts - shoes, shorts, gloves, etc., as well as information tables, and volunteer information. All students will come to the band room on this day at the scheduled time. Click HERE to see the Physical Registration & Uniform Fitting Schedules.

Uniform Fittings

Uniform Fitting for incoming Juniors and Seniors took 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. Click HERE to see the Uniform Fitting Schedules.

It should be noted that ALL students will be measured for their show performance uniform on Saturday, May 18th at physical registration. Do not confuse uniform fittings with show performance uniform measurements. They are two separate things. 

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 for the summer 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 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. We are pleased to announce that the band will return to the Super-Regional Marching Contest in St. Louis in mid-October.

Opt In/Opt Out Forms

The cost for the trip is estimated at $400.00. Students/Families were given opt in/opt out forms in class on Monday, May 6th. Payments begin at the end of June and continue through the end of August. All information, payment deadlines, and criteria are included on the form. Please read thoroughly and carefully. Parents and students should understand that if payments are not made on time, the trip WILL be cancelled. Any fees or penalties received from cancelling reservations will be applied to student trip accounts.

Forms are to be filled out and returned to Mr. Hillock by Thursday, May 16th. Questions about opt in/opt out forms? - Email Mr. Hillock. To download a copy of the Opt In/Opt Out Form - click HERE.

For additional information about this trip, click HERE

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 and Pre-Band Rehearsals

There have been some years where brass, woodwinds, and percussion have rehearsals in the summer, once a week during the month of June and early July. That will not be the case this year. Rehearsals will begin the last full week in July (22nd) for brass and woodwinds. Percussion Camp will start on July 15th. 

Color guard practices are two or three days a week throughout the summer. Information and practice schedule have been given to fall colorguard members. 

Pre-Band begins the last 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 9th. A packet containing all detailed information will be given to students at registration. That information will be added to the website in 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 been selected. This year's set includes InsectsPretty FlyJungle BoogieThe RaceGood Golly Miss MollyTalk To Me Dance With Me, and You Dropped A Bomb On Me. Also included in the flip folder are the standards - the Fight Song, National Anthem, Alma Mater, Hey Baby!, all the Go Big J Stuff, and the Chinese National Anthem.

Post Marching Season

Once State Championships 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. We divide into three concert bands after results are posted and begin preparing for the Kiwanis Christmas Parade and Holiday Concerts.

Spring Trips

This year 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 $600.00 - 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.  

Make sure you are signed up for the HS eNewsletter and follow us on Facebook so you can receive the latest information and be a part of these events, activities, and campaigns.

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.

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Previous Information

The annual high school band informational meeting for 8th grade/future high school band students was held on February 7th. This meeting, designed to provide the necessary information to students and parents about high school band, included basic operations, financial and time commitments, calendar dates and events, as well as potential scheduling conflicts. If you were not able to make the meeting, click below on the High School Band Informational Packet.

High School Band Informational Packet

Additional information regarding enrollment was shared by Miss Arnold. For advice and information regarding enrollment, email Miss Arnold

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 in late June and early July.