FAQs

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.




 


 

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!

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.