Symphonic/Marching Band

Marching/Symphonic Band is a year-long ensemble that rehearses, performs and participates in multiple on-campus and off-campus events. Members must have either previous band instruction or audition successfully to participate.

  • 2019-20 Student Supplies

    Posted by QUENTIN DEWITT on 7/19/2019

    Students will need the following supplies. If you have concerns about acquiring them, please contact Mr. DeWitt.

    • Instrument in good working order with appropriate accessories (reeds, swabs, valve oil, etc.)
    • “Foundations for Superior Performance in Band” by Williams & King
    • “Exercises for Ensemble Drill” by Raymond Fussell
    • 2” 3-ring “D-style” binder with page protectors (black is preferrable)
    • Pencil pouch with multiple pencils & highlighters
    • Chromatic Tuner & Metronome: You may use traditional devices or the "Tonal Energy" app.
      • Please note that all playing assessments are performed with a metronome, so regular practice with a metronome is required for success.
    • Homeowner’s insurance policy coverage of your instrument
    • Percussion Needs are listed under "Percussion Ensemble"

    Students will need these supplies specifically for Marching Band:

    • 1 Purple & 1 Gray GMB Shirt (Available from the Spirit Wear store until 7/29/2019)
    • School appropriate athletic clothing that permits comfortable movement.
    • Undergarments that provide support for strenuous movement (i.e. compressions shorts, sports bras, and similar)
    • Close-toed athletic shoes. No flip-flops.
    • Sunglasses
    • Hat
    • Sunscreen
    • Water jug (1 gallon is super handy)
    • Healthy snacks: We will take multiple breaks throughout the day. All members are expected to eat throughout the day to stay healthy. The best snacks are whole-grain and low in sugar and saturated fats. Examples of good choices include
      • Fresh or dried fruit
      • Dairy products like yogurt, cheese, and kefir
      • Nuts
      • Whole bread (PBJ is the bomb)
      • Whole grain snack crackers
    • 1 roll colored duct tape for marking drill dots
    • Large "beach towel" for morning yoga/pilates
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