Marching Band

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Conditioning Information for Marching Band Students

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 summer with our parade season and band camps. In the fall, we 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. The band also performs a pregame show and plays pep band tunes for each home football game.


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. 

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 last season...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. 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



 

For Students

Student Video: Why you should join marching band

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Student PowerPoint: Why you should join marching band

For Parents

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18 Lessons Marching Band
Teaches Our Children

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A Letter to Rookie 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.

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2022 Marching Band BLACKOUT DATES (These are required and CANNOT BE MISSED)

Band Camps

  • July 18th- July 22nd 

  • August 15th – August 19th 

Cleaning Camps​

  • August 26th & 27th-With guest clinician

  • September 10th

Competitions (Tentative Dates)

  • September 17th – Oquirh Mountain, Harriman High School

  • September 24th- Competition

  • October 1st – Bridgerland, Utah State University

  • October 4th – BYU Rocky Mountain Invitational 

  • October 8th- Wasatch Invitational, Riverton High School

  • October 22nd – Davis Cup, Davis High School

  • October 29th – Mount Timpanogos, American Fork High

  • November 4th – Red Rocks Utah State Championships, St. George

  • November 5th  – Bands of America, St. George

 

Marching Band Rehearsal & Camp Information

(see band calendar for dates and times)

Rookie 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

Bring the following:

  • Water Jug​

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat & Sunglasses

  • Snacks 

 

Parades: Farmington City Parade & Days of 47’

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

  • Wear sunscreen

  • You are allowed to wear sunglasses.​

 

Pre-game Camp: Everyone Must Attend

Bring the following:

  • Water Jug​

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat & Sunglasses

  • Lunch & Snacks 

Band Camp: Everyone Must Attend

Bring the following:

  • Water Jug​

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat & Sunglasses

  • Food will be provided

 

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

2022 STUDENT LEADERSHIP

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Section &

Squad Leaders

Trumpet- Trevor Hayes

                  Hyrum Bosen

Mellophone- Kay VanDrimmelen

                       Jaden Jensen 

Baritones- McKenzie Munk

                    Cameron Postma

Sousaphones- Hayden Collins

Color Guard Co-Captains-  Fiona Witherspoon

                                                Alayna Warby

Flute- Lexi Stats

Clarinet- Lena Thurber, Zoe Kenner,

                 Luke Von (Bass Cl)

Saxophone- Sam Midget 

                       Belle Staton (Tenor)

Battery- Lexi Ellis, Michael Blake,     

                Owen Bringhurst

Front Ensemble- Aydan Norton 

                               Grace Clegg

 

Crimsyn Peery

Eric Walker

Asher VanHorn

Drum Majors:

Assistant Drum Majors: Belle Staton and Zoe Kenner

Brass Field Commander: Kevin Thacker

Woodwind Field Commander: Lexi Stats

Equipment/ Inst. Manager: Eli Spicknall

Librarian: Megan Giggey