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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.

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PROGRAM INFO

STAFF AND COACHES

Staff and coaches for the 2023-2024 Marching Band season include: 

Ed Cloyd, Music Director - ecloyd@srvusd.net

Nora Hui & Taisen Tullus, Drum Majors

Erica Chretien, Room Parent - marchingband@mvkeynoters.org

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COMMUNICATION

Weekly email bulletins provide information on upcoming competitions, practices, etc. If you're not receiving these regular bulletins, email marchingband@mvkeynoters.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! 

PARTICIPATION COSTS

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

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

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. 


Weekday Practice

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
                        Sep 30

Volunteer Drivers Needed for upcoming events!

December 1 (Fri) City Center Tree Lighting Ceremony
Detail: TBA


ALL parent volunteers must be cleared through the SRVUSD Be a Mentor program, please follow this link and get started
PARENT VOLUNTEERS

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.

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