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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some questions that have been asked over the years.

Band Camp

When is band camp?

It usually begins the second week of August and runs between 2 and 3 weeks before school begins.  (See calendar for times.)

Band Parties

What time are band parties?

Band parties begin directly after the football game and end by midnight. 

Where are band parties held?

Band parties are hosted by parents.  Typically two or more families work together to host a party and to chaperone the event.  Even if you don’t host a band party at your home, you can volunteer to help another family with theirs. 

Marching Band

How do you find out what time your child needs to be at school for a football game?

It is posted on the Band Website under the Marching Band Tab.

What if we have a conflict for a football game or a band festival?

You must submit your absence in writing at least 30 days before the event.

What types of snacks are best for football 3rd quarter hospitality?

See here.


What if my child grows out of their uniform or shoes during the school year?

The uniform crew makes adjustments to the uniforms throughout the year.

What happens if my child loses his/her uniform?

This should never happen as the band uniforms are turned in after every game. In the unlikely event that an item is lost, please let Mrs. Taylor (uniforms) know as soon as possible.

Why are the uniforms fitted so early?

We fit uniforms the first few days of band camp so that our parent volunteers have time to make any necessary repairs or alterations.  When the uniforms return, each band member’s jacket, pants, raincoat, and gig bag must be matched and hung up together.  This takes an incredible amount of time.