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Welcome

Are you new to marching band and want to learn more? This page is full of helpful information.  Just keep scrolling to learn more. 


Basic information about marching band:
Marching band officially starts in the spring with a few clinics to help our students learn the fundamentals of marching. In the summer we have regular practices, a few parades, and various camps. In the fall, we participate in home football games, continue to work on our competitive field show and participate in local competitions against bands from all over Utah. We wind up our season with a trip to St. George to compete at our state finals and a regional Bands of America competition which includes bands from anywhere in the United States. (Please note, there will be no parades in the summer of 2023)

Who can be in marching band?
Marching band includes 9th-12th grade students who play instruments as well as students who choose to be in the color guard. We welcome both boys and girls to participate in color guard...no experience necessary. To learn more about color guard please visit our Color Guard Page.

Can I really get PE credit for participating in marching band? Yes! All 9th-12th grade students can get high school PE credit. You will receive 1/2 credit for each year that you participate in marching band. You can even get your Fit for Life credit, although that requires extra work through the use of Canvas and two physical fitness tests. Participate in marching band for 3 years and you'll get all of the PE credit that you'll need for graduation. Please click here for a full explanation

Do you have a calendar with your practices and events? Yes we do! Scroll down the page to view blackout dates, competition dates, and a general outline of practices. View the Band Calendar for the most up to date information. 
 
Is marching band fun? Can I see one of your field shows? Yes and yes! It's true that it's a big commitment and a lot of work, but the kids have a lot of fun too. Our marching band placed 2nd in the state for 6A schools and 3rd at the BOA regional competition in 2021...and that was a lot of fun! If you'd like to watch a slideshow that gives a recap of the season or see one of our past field shows please visit our Media Gallery.

I still have a few more questions. Great! Please feel free to reach out to our band director, color guard director, or our band booster president (parent association). We'd love to talk with you!

Mr. Mangelson: Director of Bands, bmangelson@dsdmail.net
Mrs. Warby: Director of Color Guard, karene_warby@yahoo.com
Marcie Hayes: Band Booster President, marciehayes@gmail.com

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For Students

Student Video: Why You Should Join Marching Band

Student PowerPoint:
Why You Should Join Marching Band

For Parents

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For Students and Parents

Important Forms and Links

Print out a marching band registration packet.              

All marching band students are required to have a physical in order to participate. 

This must be turned in 2 weeks before an expected absence.

Parents must sign this in order to rent a school instrument. 

Need to update your information, or find forms and music? Sign in to Charms. 

Volunteer to help with the band.

2023 Marching Band Blackout Dates           

CANNOT BE MISSED!

Basics Camp

  • July 25 - 28 (Don't let a conflict with the Basics Camp dates keep you from joining marching band. If you have a conflict please contact Mr. Mangelson.)

Band Camps​

  • July 31st - August 4th 

  • August 7th - August 11th 

Drill Learning Camp

  • August 26th

Cleaning Camps​

  • September 9th & 16th

Competitions (Tentative Dates)

  • September 30 - Bridgerland, Utah State University 

  • October 7 - Wasatch Invitational, Riverton High School

  • October 14 - Davis Cup, Davis High School

  • October 28 - Mount Timpanogos, American Fork High

  • November 3 - Red Rocks Utah State Championships, St. George

  • November 4  - Bands of America, St. George

 

Marching Band Rehearsal & Camp Information                       

See band calendar for dates and times.

Fundamentals Camp: For all NEW marchers and leadership.

Bring the following:

  • Water jug, half gallon size or bigger!!!

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat & Sunglasses

  • Snacks

 

Basics Camp: For Everyone

Bring the following:

  • Water Jug​

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat & Sunglasses

  • Snacks 

 

Weekly Sectionals and Rehearsals During the Summer: Attendance expected for those in town. 

Bring the following:

  • Water Jug​

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat & Sunglasses

Parade Camp: For Everyone (N/A for 2023)

Bring the following:

  • Water Jug​

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat & Sunglasses

  • Snacks 

 

Parades: Farmington City Parade & Days of '47 (N/A for 2023)

  • Wear summer uniform, short black socks, and marching shoes.

  • Wear sunscreen

  • You are allowed to wear sunglasses.​

Band Camp: Everyone Must Attend

Bring the following:

  • Water Jug​

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat & Sunglasses

  • Food will be provided

 

Drill Learning & Cleaning Camps: Everyone Must Attend

Bring the following:

  • Water Jug​

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat & Sunglasses

  • Lunch & Snacks 

 

Fall Rehearsal Schedule: Attendance is mandatory unless you have an excuse

  • Mondays and Thursdays, 3:15 pm – 6:00 pm

  • Wednesdays 5 pm – 9 pm

  • Football Games (home games only), 4:00 pm

 

Bring the following to all rehearsals:

  • Water Jug​

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat & Sunglasses

2023-2024 Student Leadership          

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Section &

Squad Leaders

Trumpet- Hyrum Bosen

Mellophone- Kay VanDrimmelen

Baritones/Euphoniums- McKenzie Munk

Sousaphones- Hayden Collins

Color Guard Co-Captains-  

Flute- Elizabeth Moon

Clarinet- Zoe Kenner

Saxophone- Kimber Midget

Battery- Samuel Silva

Front Ensemble- Macey Hess

 

Summer Hess

Thomas Bradley

Claire Norton

Drum Majors:

Assistant Drum Majors/Librarians: Logan Allen & Sophie Toomb

Brass Field Commander: Eli Spicknall

Woodwind Field Commander: Luke Von

Equipment/ Inst. Manager: Ethan Newman

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