Rehearsals

2017 Marching Band Schedule

Note: Times and dates may change.
The Band Calendar will always have the most current information.
Check often for updates!

Marching Band Parent Meetings

Veteran Band
Parent Meeting
& Booster Elections

Thu 30 March
7:00 – 7:30 pm
Band Room

2017 Marching Band
New Parent Meeting

Mon 01 May
5:45 – 6:30 pm
Orchestra Room

2017 Marching Band
All Parent Meeting
(Mandatory)

Thu 11 May
7:00 – 9:00 pm
DV Auditorium

2017 Band Camp
Parent & Student Meeting
(Mandatory)

Fri 21 July
7:00 – 8:30 pm
DV Auditorium

Marching Band Instrument Rental

Tue 23 May 4:30 – 6:00 pm
For all students needing to check-out a school instrument.
(Required for piccolos, bari sax, mellophones, baritones, sousaphone, drumline, and front ensemble)
$55/instrument (Check payable to ‘DVBB’)

Marching Band Uniforms

Uniform Measuring
Wed 24 May 3:30 – 5:00 pm Freshman/Senior
Wed 24 May 5:00 pm Guard Freshman/Senior
Thur 25 May 3:30 – 5:00 pm Sophomore/Junior
Thur 25 May 5:00 pm Guard Sophomore/Junior

Uniform Fitting
Sat 10 June 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Marching Band Rehearsals During Summer

All MB Summer Practice
(Absences are allowed, but
you are expected if in town.)
Tue 30 May 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Tue 06 June 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Tue 13 June 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Percussion Summer Practice
(Absences are allowed, but
you are expected if in town.)
Thu 01 June 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Thu 08 June 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Thu 15 June 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Guard Summer Practice
(Absences are allowed, but you are expected if in town.)

Camp 1: Wed 24 May 2:00 – 4:30 pm & 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Thu 25 May 2:00 – 4:30 pm & 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Camp 2: Wed 31 May 2:00 – 4:30 pm & 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Thu 01 June 2:00 – 4:30 pm & 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Camp 3: Thu 08 June 2:00 – 4:30 pm & 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Fri 09 June 2:00 – 4:30 pm & 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Sat 10 June 10:00am – 1:00 pm & 2:00 – 5:00 pm

All-Band Picnic

(All Band Students & their Families)
Mon 17 July 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Pecos Community Center

Marching Band Camps

Pre-Summer Camp
(Mandatory)
May 24th – May 25th
5:00 – 8:00 pm

Band Pre Camp
(Mandatory)
July 18th – July 20th
6:00 am – 9:00 am Block
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Block

Band Camp
(Mandatory)
July 24th – July 29rd
@ Camp Shadow Pines, Heber, AZ

Band Post Camp
(Mandatory)
Aug 01st – Aug 02nd
6:00 am – 9:00 am Block

Marching Band Rehearsals During School Year

All Band

Mondays 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Tuesdays 7:00 – 7:45 am
New Members, per Director’s order

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





Marching Band Help Sessions

New Member Help Sessions will be held for students interested in learning more about the Thunder Marching Band. Participation 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!
Band Help Sessions
(4:00 pm arrive/register/check in)
Mon 24 April   4:30 – 6:30 pm
Mon 01 May   4:30 – 6:30 pm
Guard Technique Clinics
(4:00 pm arrive/register/check in)
Mon 24 April   4:30 – 6:30 pm
Wed 26 April   4:30 – 6:30 pm
Mon 01 May    4:30 – 6:30 pm
Wed 03 May    4:30 – 6:30 pm

Marching Band Auditions

2017 Marching Battery Audition
(Marching Band Drumline)

Mon 17 April 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Band Room
Exercises: Winter Line Packet
♪ All interested students must be in attendance.

2017 Fall Marching Band Audition:
Winds, Front Ensemble & Guard

Sat 06 May 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
DV Band Room
♪ All interested students must be in attendance.

Audition Expectations
Brass ~ Woodwinds ~ Front Ensemble
Exercises: MB Exercises
♪ Wear athletic shoes, shorts & (mostly) white t-shirt.
♪ Bring your instrument & water!
♪ Sunscreen & a hat would be a good idea, too