Q. Is marching band a requirement for all 7th/8th grade band students?
A. Yes. Please read the syllabus:
7-8 Grade Band Syllabus 2016-2017.pdf
Required Percussion Supplies 2016-2017.pdf
Any student that is enrolled in the scheduled band classes will participate in marching band (excluding percussion students enrolled in lessons only) and must complete the following forms. If you do not have insurance, please complete the responsibility form and attach to the approval form.
7-8 Student Information Sheet 2016-2017.pdf
7-8 Performance Agreement 2016-2017.pdf
Student Trip Approval Form.pdf
Twin Valley Insurance Responsibility Form.pdf
Q. What does marching band involve?
A. Students learn fun, upbeat music which will be performed at the Elverson and Honey Brook Halloween parades. Students will also learn a patriotic tune to perform in a Memorial Day Parade. The students are taught very basic marching fundamentals and learn how to march in a parade formation while performing one song. All rehearsals for marching band (excluding voluntary drumline rehearsals after-school) are held during the school day.
7-8 Marching Band Halloween Parade Information 2016-2017.pdf
Elverson Halloween Parade Map.pdf
Q. Does it cost anything to participate in marching band?
A. Students will purchase a marching band T-shirt, which will serve as our uniform ($10.00). The same shirt will be used in both 7th and 8th grade. Non-percussion students will also need to purchase a lyre/flip folder to hold marching band music (approximately $12 or less depending on instrument).
Band T-shirt Order Form 2016-2017.pdf
Lyre and Flip Folder Order Form 2016-2017.pdf