It is time to prepare for next year and the 2022 marching band season. Read all items below so that you can stay up to date with information, rehearsals, costs & payments, and deadlines. This page will remain available until the last day of school. After that, students should refer to the high school drop down tabs and menus for all information regarding high school band. 

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 21st. 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 beginning in early May (look for notification). Parents make sure to read all instructions, especially if creating am account for students new to High School Band. All students must fill out the online registration prior to Saturday, May 21st.

Online Registration All students planning to be in high school band next year are required to register. The window to register online, which is usually about 2 weeks prior to physical registration, will be in late April/early May. Instructions and complete information will be available on the Jenks Band Parent Website. Make sure to read ALL instructions to properly register for the upcoming marching season. Students must have all fees and payments for the 2021-2022 year paid in full before registering for next year. Any student with a negative balance will be placed on hold in the office and will not be allowed to participate in any manner until their account is in good standing.

2022 Online Registration Link (done through band parent website)

Physical Registration will take place on Saturday, May 21st. All students will come to the band room on this day at the scheduled time. Click HERE to see the Physical Registration & Uniform Fitting Schedule.

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 registration fees are due on Saturday, May 21st. 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 rehearsals begin.

Mandatory Registration Fees for 2022-2023 will be approximately $1,000.00 with approximately $250 in additional/optional fees. The exact amount for each student can be determined after completing the online registration. Payment is required on the day of physical registration. Financial obligations for the school year 2021-2022 will need to be taken care of by this time. Any student with a negative balance will be placed on hold in the office and will not be allowed to participate in any manner until their account is in good standing.

Marching Band Uniform and Show Performance Costume Fittings

All students (grades 9-12) will be measured/fitting for the show performance costume on Saturday, May 21st. Do not confuse uniform fittings with show performance costume measurements. They are two separate things. 

Uniform Fitting for incoming Freshman will be on Saturday, July 30th. Uniform Fitting for incoming Juniors and Seniors will take place on the same day as Physical Registration - Saturday, May 21st. Uniform Fitting for Sophomores will be on Saturday, July 23rd.

Click HERE to see the Uniform Fitting Schedules.

Physicals

OSSAA requires students to complete a physical before participating in Marching Band. Students may complete the physical with their own physician. A form (two pages in length) is suppled by Jenks Public Schools and must be used by all band students. The physical must be completed before percussion camp/pre-band. Like registration fees, students will not be allowed to participate or attend any rehearsal until the form is completed and submitted.

2022-2023 Jenks Physical Form (Band Students)

Instruments & 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. 

School owned marching band instruments will be checked out either at Registration or by the end of school.

Music Memory Tests

Music memory tests over full band warm-ups, the fight song, the star spangled banner, the alma mater, as well as contest music. Memory tests for the warm-ups, fight song, banner, and the alma mater 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 tunes we have used in the past and some new ones. Tunes already in the flip folder are Bad Guy, Word Up, InsectsPretty FlyJungle BoogieThe RaceTalk To Me Dance With MeThe Hey SongWhat I Like About YouShake It OffMic DropUptown FunkCall MeKung Fu FightingHey Baby!, Frankenstein, You Really Got Me, Play That Funky MusicBlinding Lights, Levitating, and You Dropped A Bomb On Me. Also included in the flip folder are the standards - the Fight Song, National Anthem, Alma Mater, and all the Go Big J Stuff.

Brass Players and Tuners

All brass players must have a tuner with contact microphone for marching season. They will be utilized for indoor sectionals and indoor full band rehearsals. Tuners can be purchased at area music stores or online. Phone apps will not be utilized during rehearsals. See Links below for examples:

Korg TM60C Combo Tuner Metronome with Contact Microphone, White
Korg TM-60 Tuner and Metronome Combo with Clip on Microphone, Red

Tuners with contact microphone may also be utilized in concert band season for individual tuning during rehearsals. 

Marching Contests

Marching contests are all day events. A good portion of our contests are on Saturdays. Contest days usually include a light rehearsal in the morning, loading and departure to contest site, as well as prelim and finals performances. Check website calendar for spedific dates. Students are expected to be at everything listed on the itinerary and should not plan to do anything else on those days.

Marching Contest Show

A short video revealing the theme of the show (.... of time) was shown at the band banquet on Friday, May 6th. The video is posted on the band's Facebook page (click HERE to go to that page). We are excited about the show and all the potential that comes with it. The video only gives small hints of what is to come. Look for more information to be added near the end of school or in early June.

Bands Of America Marching Championships

We are pleased to announce that the Trojan Pride will be returning to the BOA circuit this coming fall. The Trojan Pride has a rich history of competing in BOA Marching Events - being a consistent Regional and Super-Regional finalist for the past decade. This year the band will travel to the Super-Regional Marching Contest in Indianapolis. The dates of the trip are tentatively set for Wednesday, October 19th through Sunday, October 23rd.

At this time, the cost of the trip is estimated to be around $600.00. Complete information, included anticipated cost and payment schedule is available on the BOA Marching Championships Page.

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.

Trip Fund Policy

The Trojan Pride is one of the top proprams in the country. In order to provide a significant learning experiences for our students and aspire to achieve & maintain a high level of excellence, the band takes trips to competitions and festivals on a regular basis. Moving instruments and 250 people across the country is a significant undertaking. The band has more monies flowing through its accounts yearly than any other campus organization. To help insure that these monies are handled properly the Board has developed the Trip Fund Policy.

It is important for parents and students to fully understand how money is managed in the band program. The Trip Fund Policy and other Jenks Band Parent Policies can be found HERE. Please take the time to read through and have a working knowledge of procedures and policies.

Summer and Pre-Band Rehearsals

Color guard practices are two or three days a week throughout the summer. Information and practice schedule have been included in the fall colorguard member packet. 

Percussion Camp will start on July 18th.

Full Band Rehearsals will begin the last full week in July (25th). Rehearsals are 8am-12pm and 5pm-9pm, Monday through Friday for the first two weeks, and then 5-9pm begining August 8th. Detailed information will be added to the website in June.

Marching Band School Rehearsal Schedule

Below is the regular rehearsal schedule for marching band during the fall semester once school begins. 

In general, the Track is available every morning at the indicated times below. The stadium is not available on Monday but is the remainder of the week. Most of the time, the band rehearses together, but there is the potential to have rehearsals at two different facilities at the same time on selected days. Information is shared with students, written on the board prior to rehearsal, or posted on the website as time allows. 

Mondays – 7:30-9:45 (brass, woodwinds, battery, and guard at the track. Front ensemble in band room or by the concession stand). 4:30-7:30pm Guard sectionals at the track/PEG.

Tuesdays – Fridays 7:30-9:45 (Main rehearsal at stadium. A group or groups may also rehearse at the track depending on what needs to be done for that day. Students should check the board in the band room each morning for specific instructions). 

Evening Rehearsals are usually on Tuesday or Thursday nights from 6:00-8:30 PM at stadium. On Fridays when the game is away, the band also has evening rehearsals at the stadium. There is one Saturday morning rehearsal included as well. Dates are indicated on the website calender and reminders will be sent each week via eNewletter. 

Informational Packet

Each year, information is given to 8th grade students to better prepare them for high school band. This information is available for review for any HS student/parent that wants to see all the information again. The information booklet can be viewed and/or downloaded HERE.

A loom video with Mr. Hillock talking through the booklet has also been provided as an additional resource for students and parents. The link to that video is available HERE.

Post Marching Season

Once the final contest is 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

There is a good possibility that the bands will take a trip in the Spring of 2023. The Jenks Band staff and administration will continue to monitor the conditons throughout the summer and fall. It circumstances are favorable, planning and information about a trip in the spring would be made available in the fall. 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.

Stay Connected

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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