MONTE VISTA MARCHING BAND
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by Nicola Bezuidenhout
Marching Band is an active, competitive, and friendly campus group that is open to all MVHS students. This award-winning program has three components--Marching Band (MB), Color Guard (CG), and Drum Line (DL). Freshmen receive one semester of Fine Arts credit and Sophomores through Seniors can choose either Fine Arts or PE credit.
Marching Band kicks off with our summer camp in late July/August with the season continuing through the fall.
Any MV student can try out Marching Band through the camp. (Usually held at the end of Jul -beginning of Aug) NO pre-registration required for the camp and no additional cost. Just turn up!! (Click on the Schedule link for dates/times.) During the school season the band competes in 3-5 competitions in Northern California, performs at home football games and pep rallies, and participates in various other events. For funding and participation costs, and a complete overview of Marching Band, see below and click on the FAQs link.
STAFF AND COACHES
Staff and coaches for the 2023-2024 Marching Band season include:
Ed Cloyd, Music Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Nora Hui & Taisen Tullus, Drum Majors
Erica Chretien, Room Parent - email@example.com
Weekly email bulletins provide information on upcoming competitions, practices, etc. If you're not receiving these regular bulletins, email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the distribution list. Follow our Keynoters Instagram page to get news FAST! Great way to stay in the loop, get calendar reminders of Marching Band events, and see great photos and videos!
The Marching Band program is funded 100% from participation donations from families and some student fundraising. Participation donations cover coaching fees, music, uniforms, instrument purchase and repair, bus and truck transportation, and competition entry fees. Suggested participation donation amounts are based on how much it actually costs to operate the Marching Band program each year.
MARCHING BAND INFO & KEY EVENTS
All practices are held at Monte Vista High School unless otherwise noted. Watch for weekly email updates and postings on our Facebook page for last-minute schedule changes.
MONDAYS 4:00-6:15PM ALL Members
WEDNESDAYS 5:30-8:30pm ALL Members
THURSDAYS 5:30-8:30pm Drumline, Pit, and Color Guard
Saturday Practices: 9am-4pm ALL Members
Aug 19 Sep 9 Oct 14
Sep 23 Oct 28
Volunteer Drivers Needed for upcoming events!
December 1 (Fri) City Center Tree Lighting Ceremony
ALL parent volunteers must be cleared through the SRVUSD Be a Mentor program, please follow this link and get started
Parent support is an integral part of Marching Band and we depend on the help of each of our families. Watch for regular email and SignUpGenuis requests for how you can help and support your student, such as:
Drive equipment truck
Load and unload equipment truck
Chaperone students to and from competitions
Help move instruments at competition
Assist in uniform fitting
ALL parent volunteers must be cleared through the SRVUSD
Be a Mentor program, please follow this link and get started today.