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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, 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:
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.
Upcoming Dates:

*Color Guard Audition clinic: May 2nd-4th 6:00-8:30 MHS Commons

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:  Monday May 9th after school - MHS Band Room
Jazz experience is recommended, but not required. Music will come out in April

*8th Grade Percussion Clinic: Monday-Wednesday April 25th-27th 3-4:30pm (MHS Band Room)

                        *Thursday April 28th– Percussion Auditions after school

*8th Grade Parent Meeting: Wednesday May 11th  7:00pm MHS Commons
Summer Dates:

Freshman Camp:       May 31st-June 3rd

Percussion Camps:     May 31st - June 3rd        July 11th-15th  - 8am-noon

Guard Camps:               May 31st - June 3rd     July 11th-16th  8am-1pm

Band Camp:                   July 18th-22nd, 25th-29th    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

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!

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.


​Up Coming Dates 2022:


April 25th-27th - Percussion Audition Clinic - 3-4:30pm

​April  28nd          Percussion Auditions

May 2nd-4th        Color Guard Audition Clinic - 6-8:30pm

May9th                Jazz Auditions

May 11th             Incoming Freshman Parent/Student Meeting - 7pm

May 31st - June 3rd     Incoming 9th Grade Marching Camp    8am-noon

May 31st - June3rd     Percussion Camp                                    8am-noon

May 31st - June 3rd    Guard Camp                                             8am-1pm

July 11th-15th    Percussion Camp                                   8am-noon

July 11th-15th    Guard Camp                                            8am-noon

July 18th-22nd, 25th-29th     BAND CAMP                        8AM-8PM

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