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MB Schedule

Information on this page is subject to change

Always check the BAND CALENDAR for the most up to date schedule

Marching Band Pre-Season Important Dates

NEW MEMBER HELP SESSIONS

Monday, April 30
4:00 pm arrive/register/check in
4:30 – 6:30 pm

Monday, May 7
4:00 pm arrive/register/check in
4:30 – 6:30 pm

  • Find out what the Thunder Marching Band is all about!
  • Attending help sessions is not required, but is highly recommended
  • Musicians will learn key music exercises and very basic marching technique. For Color Guard – No experience is necessary!

2018 DRUMLINE AUDITIONS

Tuesday, April 17
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Band Room
Exercises: Winter Line Packet

  • All interested students must be in attendance

2018 MARCHING BAND AUDITIONS

Winds, Front Ensemble, and Guard
Saturday, May 12
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
DV Band Room
Exercises: Brass/Woodwinds/Front Ensemble

  • All interested students must be in attendance
  • Wear athletic shoes, shorts, and (mostly) white t-shirt
  • Bring your instrument and a large water jug
  • Sunscreen and a hat would be a good idea, too

Marching Band Instruments and Uniforms

INSTRUMENT RENTAL

Tuesday, June 5
4:30 – 6:00 pm

  • Required for piccolos, bari sax, mellophones, baritones, sousaphone, drumline, and front ensemble
  • Also for any other students who need to check out a school instrument
  • $55/instrument (Check payable to ‘DVBB’)

UNIFORMS

Uniform Measuring

Date TBD
3:30 – 5:00 pm
MB Freshman/Senior

Date TBD
5:00 pm
Guard Freshman/Senior

Date TBD
3:30 – 5:00 pm
MB Sophomore/Junior

Date TBD
5:00 pm
Guard Sophomore/Junior

Uniform Fitting
Date TBD
8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Parent/Guardian Meetings

BUDGET AND BOOSTER ELECTIONS

Monday, April 30
7:00 – 7:30 pm
Orchestra Room

NEW PARENT MEETING

Monday, May 7
5:45 – 6:30 pm
Orchestra Room

ALL PARENT MEETING

(Mandatory)

Thursday, May 17
7:00 – 8:30 pm
DV Auditorium

BAND CAMP MEETING

(Mandatory)

Parent & Student Meeting
TBD

Summer Schedule

ALL MB SUMMER PRACTICES

Absences are allowed, but you are expected if in town

Tuesday, June 12
5:00 – 8:00 pm

Tuesday June 19
5:00 – 8:00 pm

PERCUSSION SUMMER PRACTICES

Absences are allowed, but you are expected if in town

Thursday, June 14
5:00 – 8:00 pm

Thursday, June 21
5:00 – 8:00 pm

GUARD SUMMER PRACTICES

Weapons Camp : DV Courtyard
Tuesday, May 1 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Thursday May 3 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Tuesday, May 8 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Colorguard Camp 1 : DV Small Gym
June 5-6-7 2:00 – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
4:30 – 5:30 pm Dinner Break

Colorguard Camp 2 : DV Small Gym
June 12-13-14 2:00 – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
4:30 – 5:30 pm Dinner Break

ALL-BAND PICNIC

All Band Students and their Families

This is an opportunity for new band families to meet everyone and for returning families to catch up with each other!

Monday, July 16
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Pecos Community Center

SUMMER KICK-OFF CAMP

(Mandatory)

June 6th – June 7th
5:00 – 8:00 pm

BAND PRE-CAMP

(Mandatory)

July 17th – July 19th
6:00 am – 9:00 am Block
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Block

Note: Students attend both blocks starting in the morning, go home to rest out the midday heat, then return during the cooler evening temperatures.

BAND CAMP

(Mandatory)

July 23rd – July 28th
Camp Shadow Pines
Heber, AZ

BAND POST CAMP

(Mandatory)

July 31st – Aug 1st
6:00 am – 9:00 am

Rehearsals During The School Year

ALL BAND

Mondays 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Tuesdays 7:00 – 7:45 am
(New Members Only)

Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:45 am

Thursdays 6:00 – 7:45 am

Fridays 6:00 – 7:45 am

SECTIONALS

All Brass and Woodwinds
Tuesdays 4:00 – 6:00 pm

All Percussion
Tuesdays 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Guard
Tuesdays 6:00 – 8:00 pm

ALL-DAY SATURDAYS

There are three all-day practices during the season. These practices consist of a morning block, a midday break for the students to return home and rest out the heat, and an evening block when the temperatures cool down.

(All dates tentative)
See the Band Calendar for the most accurate schedule

Saturday, August 25

Saturday, September 8

Saturday, September 22