Marching Band - General Informational

Many students/families have not completed their physicals or taken care of registration fees. With only a couple of weeks before pre-band begins, it is imperative that these two items are taken care of. Information/Notifications regarding balances (and transactions) have been sent to students/families on a regular basis. This information can also be accessed on the Jenks Band Parent Website at any time. Status of completed physicals (as of 7/24/21) can be found HERE

Registration Fees

Registration was completed in May. All registration fees must be paid in full by the time Pre-Band Begins. Students that have not paid fees in full will not be allowed to rehearse in the summer and/or when school begins. Opportunities for students/families to participate in fundraisers are provided on a consistent basis throughout the year. It is recommended for students/families to build up their trip accounts at this time in order to help offset the costs of regular and trip fees. Detailed information regarding fundraisers is available on the Jenks Band Parents Website

For reference, the original and complete information regarding registration is still available at the bottom of this page. 


OSSAA now requires students to complete a physical before participating in Marching Band. Students must use the two forms - Medical History/Parent Consent (MedHx) and Pre-Participation/Visual Evaluation (PPE) supplied by Jenks Public Schools and have completed a physical before percussion camp/pre-band. Like registration fees, students will not be allowed to rehearse during Pre-Band and/or when school begins without completing both forms. 

Physical Forms
Medical History/Parent Consent (MedHx)
Pre-Participation Physical/Visual Evaluation (PPE)

Jenks athletics will not provide another mass physical day before pre-band begins. Students will have get their physicals done on their own. A personal physician would be the best choice, but if families need another option: 

OU Family Medicine & OU Sports Medicine (right next to Hillcrest ER)
1111 South St. Louis Ave 
Tulsa, OK 74120
(918) 619-4600
Call for appointments. It is very easy to work in physicals and this is the work place of a high school band parent. 

Uniform Fittings

Uniform Fitting for Sophomores will be on Saturday, July 24th and Uniform Fitting for Freshman will be on Saturday, July 31st. A Fitting Schedule for all students and a work schedule for student leaders will be added HERE as the event nears. 

Summer and Pre-Band Rehearsal Schedule

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. 

Percussion Camp is set to start on July19th. A Rehearsal Schedule will be added as the event nears.  

Pre-Band is set to begin on Monday, July 26th. A Rehearsal Schedule will be added as the event nears.

Color Guard practices will take place through out the summer. A rehearsal schedule will be given to guard members after auditions have been completed. 

Summer Rehearsal Quick Checklist for Brass & Woodwinds:

  • Registration Fees All Paid Up
  • Physical Forms completed and turned in
  • All Brass Players - Tuner with Contact Microphone (see complete info further down the page)
  • Music includes both Show Music and Practiced Music - Remember Songs to be played by memory during pre-band are Full Band Warm Ups, Jenks Fight Song, Star Spangled Banner, and Jenks Alma Mater.
  • A 1", 3-Ring Binder with 20 Page Protectors.
  • Pencil to mark music in rehearsal.
  • Proper Attire includes t-shirt and shorts (no jeans), tennis shoes with tight laces and socks (no sandals), Hat, Sunglasses, and Sunscreen.
  • Plenty of Cold Water in Jug or Cooler. A plastic 8 ounce bottle will not be enough.

Music and Memory Tests

Music memory tests over full band warm-ups, the fight song, the star spangled banner, and the Jenks 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.

Marching Show

This year's show is entitled "One Way or Another" 

Our show opens with the focus on a large bank vault filled with riches beyond anyone’s imagination.  In a race to see who can get into the vault first, secret agents vie for connections and valuable information in order to crack the code and open the vault.  Our agents travel around the city in a high paced frenzy uncovering details in office buildings, clubs and everywhere in between only to ultimately realize the biggest clue was there all along…

Who will figure it all out?  

The suspense will unfold this fall with only one agent proving themselves shrewd enough to see what was always there…

Jenks High School proudly presents "One Way or Another.”

Music includes:
ONE WAY OR ANOTHER  by Deborah Harry,
Theme from MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE by Lalo Schifrin, 
SINNERMAN by Nina Simone, 
AH HA! by Imogen Jennifer Jane Heap, 
COMBINATION by Carol Chambers, and 
STOLEN MOMENTS by Oliver Nelson. 

Below are MIDI recordings of the show music that are currently available
Pre-Show and Part 1 (includes Battery and Front Ensemble Parts)
Part 2 (includes Battery and Front Ensemble Parts)
Part 3 (includes Battery and Front Ensemble Parts)
Part 4 (includes Battery and Front Ensemble Parts)

Video Preview Trailer - revealed at Band Banquet

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 Musicand 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. New stand tunes for this year include Blinding Lights and Levitating

Brass Players and Tuners

This year, 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 Band School Rehearsal Schedule

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

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 once a week from 6:00-8:30 PM at the stadium. This year, ER's are on Thursdays in August and Tuesdays in September and October. Additionally, on Fridays when the game is away, the band also has evening rehearsals at the stadium. Dates are indicated on the website calender and reminders will be sent each week via eNewletter. 

Marching Contests

Jenks will not enter a BOA marching event this year. While things are slowly returning to normal and the number of COVID cases are in decline, the band staff and school administration does not feel comfortable traveling overnight or out of state for any length of time. There is too great a risk of significant financial loss for both the individual and the band program as a whole. When quaratine and contact tracing policies are no longer in place, the marching band will consider returning to these presitigious events. 

Jenks is competing at local and state level marching contests this fall. We are looking forward to getting back into the normal rehearsal routine, producing a complete show with music, electronics, choreography, and props that will be performed both at home football games and competitions. In the absence of participating in a Fall BOA event, the band will be traveling out of state to Blue Springs High School and the Golden Regiment Invitational Marching Contest. Initial information is available HERE.

Marching contests are all day events. This year, all the contest (except OSSAA Regional Marching Contest) 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. 

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 possibility that the bands could take a trip in the Spring of 2022. 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 later in the fall.  



Registration is done in two parts - online regsitration and physical registration. Both must be completed in order for a student to be registered and eligible to participate in band. 

Online Registration involves filling necessary paperwork and ordering necessary items. 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. 

Physical Registration involves getting fitted for certain parts of uniform/apparel, paying fees, and signing up to volunteer for various needs of the band program. Physical Registration is set for Saturday, May 15th. A schedule and details will be added as the event nears.

Mandatory Registration Fees for 2020 will be approximately $900.00 with approximately $250 in additional/optional fees. The exact amount for each student can be determined after completing the online registration. Payment is expected and needed on the day of physical registration. Financial obligations for the school year 2020-2021 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. 

Online registration is now open and will remain that way through Saturday, May 15th. All students planning to be in high school band next year are required to register. Students must have all fees and payments for the 2020-2021 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 15th and may be paid with cash, check, or credit card. Full payment is requiredStudents will not be allowed to attend pre-band rehearsals, and run the risk of not being in band if registration fees are not paid in full. Click on the link below to register. 

High School Band Online Registration

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. It should be noted that no adjustments have been made to this packet since the COVID-19 pandemic began. It will continue to be a general reference to what is normally done. Any changes or adjustments to information for the 2021 marching season will not be reflected in this packet.  High School Band Informational Packet

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

For more information, families should can also refer to the high school band handbook and trip fund policy. Students and parents who have questions about this may also email Mr. Hillock.

Music for the Veteran's Day Assembly
The Star Spangled Banner Arranged by John Williams
Armed Forces Salute Arranged by Bob Lowden
The Battle Hymn of the Republic Arranged by Peter J. Wilhousky

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