WELCOME NEW TEAM MEMBER
We would like to Welcome you to Woodmont Band of Pride! This is a team of talented musicians that strive to be better, be disciplined, and have FUN! The journey you are about to start will change your life, for the better and it will be the most fun and rewarding experience of your life.
As a Rookie team member, we are sure you have a lot of questions. We will try to answer those questions for you here. The Most important thing is to not be afraid! Every season we have brand new students, that literally have no idea what they are doing. By the end of the season, they are amazing and loving the activity. We have a Staff that is dedicated to making sure you learn everything you need and making sure you have fun doing it!
Soooooo.... You have an interest in this thing called BAND... and a lot of QUESTIONS. Let's try to take care of some of those:
- What is Marching Band?
Marching Band is the sport of the music world. This activity combines the students of Woodmont and Ralph Chandler Middle Schools and Woodmont High School. It is a combination of Wind Instruments, Percussion Instruments, and Colorguard! Marching Band, also know of the Woodmont Band of Pride, is a highly competitive ensemble. At Band Camp we start teaching, how to march, how to play, and putting together a competitive show that we will take to 5 competitions this season.
- What if my child doesn't have any experience?
As a staff, we make sure that we start each year at the very beginning stages to make sure that all of the students have the same knowledge and build upon that.
- I have a middle school student, I'm worried about them being around High School Students, has this ever been an issue?
No, We have a large number of Middle School Students in the band. We pride our program on having only individuals who want to better themselves. We believe every student deserves a chance, but if we have some individuals who do not carry the Woodmont name well, or has attitude issues... the student will be dismissed from the team. This is a huge family, and the high school students, tend to protect and take the middle school students under their wing. Especially when the middle school students transition to High School. It's a great group of kids.
- Is there a way for my middle school student to get from the Middle School to Woodmont High School for rehearsals?
YES, there is a bus that comes from each middle school to the high school. We will just put your student's name on the list.
- How much does it cost?
This activity we have gotten to the lowest possible Fair Share Fee we could have. The Cost is $250.00, please do not worry. We have was to help you fundraise. Yes, the payments can be broken up. With the $250 your child receives: Uniform, band camp, football game, and competition meals, great instructors, music, ALL Bus Travel, entry to football games, a spot in the competitive show, visual instruction, clinicians, etc.
- How much time does it consume?
This activity does demand a good bit of time, but it is well worth it for the experience the kids receive. Marching Band Rehearses 3 days a week 4:15-6:45, we do Friday Night Football Games, and 5 Saturday Contests.
Here are the important Dates to Remember:
Colorguard and Percussion Auditions: May 14-16 4:15 -6:15 @ WHS Band Room.
This is for all students interested in being a part of Colorguard or Percussion (Drum-Line).
New Student/ Parent/ Booster Meeting: May 18 6:30 pm @ WHS Band Room
This is for all new students and parents to get information about the season upcoming.
Spring Mini Camp May 17 &18 4:15-6:15
This is for ALL Students to get started on the basics of what's going to be needed for the season... and of course to have FUN.
BAND CAMP: July 27 - 31 8:00am - 6:00pm
August 3 - 7 8:00am - 6:00pm
- Can I, as a parent help?
YES, We have multiple opportunities for parents!
- What do we need at Band Camp?
Large Water Jug, Sunscreen, Instrument, and Great Attitude!!!
WELCOME, IT'S GOING TO BE AMAZING!