FAQs

​Up Coming Dates 2021:

  

April 19th-21st - Percussion Audition Clinic - 3-5pm

​April  22nd          Percussion Auditions

April 26th-28th   Color Guard Audition Clinic - 5-7pm

​April 29th            Color Guard Auditions

May 6th               Jazz Auditions

May 12th             Incoming Freshman Parent/Student Meeting - 7pm


​June 7th-11th     Incoming 9th Grade Marching Camp    8am-noon

​June7th-11th      Percussion Camp                                    8am-noon

June 7th-11th     Guard Camp                                             8am-noon


July 12th-16th    Percussion Camp                                   8am-noon

July 12th-16th    Guard Camp                                            8am-noon


July 19th-23rd, 26th-30th     BAND CAMP                        8AM-8PM

I've never marched before. Should I be nervous about joining band?

No! Most people will come in without any marching experience. Everyone comes in on the same level. We have a special Freshman Camp in June to help you get acquainted with marching.


Can I do sports and band?

The short answer is yes, but your level of participation depends on the sport. We have good working relationships with the coaches and we share whenever possible. Most freshmen sports, including football, allow students to do both. If you have questions, please email Mr. DiBenedetto at Rossi.Dibenedetto@stpsb.org


Are there school instruments available?

Instruments are available on a first come-first served basis. There is a $50 per school year rental fee for instruments.


I play piano (or strings, guitar, bass, etc), what can I do in the marching band?

The front ensemble (people with large instruments who don't march but play the field show) needs a large number of keyboard players, and we can utilize other instruments too. If you're unsure, just ask!

Incoming Members

Regardless of your junior high band experience, high school band is something everyone should try. From day 1, you have dozens of friends and a community of over 140 to belong to, even before your first day of school.

In high school band you travel with your friends weekly, cheer on the Skippers, meet other bands, hear good music, and you'll be excited when you walk away from a great performance and share that moment with everyone around you.

 incoming members 


Mandeville High Band Scheduling Guide

We can’t wait to have you in the Mandeville High School Band! You will be receiving more information from us in April but we wanted you to have some dates down. We already have important information posted at www.mandevillehighband.org/freshmen, as well as some videos and news about next year’s planned Orlando Trip.

As you schedule for your freshman year, please choose the following classes:
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Percussion*: Sectional Rehearsal      Jazz Ensemble*:  Jazz Ensemble

Colorguard*: Applied Music                All other band students:  Advanced Band


*These classes will require an audition. If you’re interested, schedule them, and we’ll change your schedule later if needed.
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Upcoming Dates:

*Color Guard Audition clinic: April 26th – 29th 5-7 pm

You’ll learn everything you need to know during this week. No experience necessary. Invite your non-band friends! Anyone with an interest in dance or school spirit is welcome!

*Jazz auditions:  Thursday May 6th After school
Jazz experience is recommended, but not required. Music will come out in April

*8th Grade Percussion Clinic: Monday-Tuesday April 19th-21st 3-5pm

                        *Thursday April 22nd – Percussion Auditions after school

*8th Grade Parent Meeting: Wednesday May 12th  7:00pm MHS Commons
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Summer Dates:

Freshman Camp:          June 7th-11th 8am-noon

Percussion Camps:      June 7th-11th 8am-noon         July 12th -16th  8am-noon

Guard Camps:               June 7th-11th   8am-noon       July 12th-16th  8am-noon

Band Camp:                   July 19th-23rd, 26th-30th    8am-8pm

 

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