Mandeville High School Band
Presented by: Mandeville High School Band Boosters, Inc.

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.

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Mon-Fri June 3rd-7th, 1-4pm

Freshmen Marching Camp: Students learn basic marching fundamentals and begin learning MHS music and warmups

Mon-Fri June 3rd-6th and July 15th-19th 9am-4pm

Percussion Camp (Mandatory)

Mon-Fri July 22nd-26th and July 29th-Aug. 2nd 8am-8pm

​Band Camp (Mandatory)

Full Winds (Brass and Woodwinds) Music Rehearsals

All 2-4pm: Wed 6/5, Wed 6/19, Wed 7/10, Wed 7/17

2018-2019 Freshmen Important Dates

What's this I'm hearing about a competition in Orlando?

The MHS Band plans to attend a Bands of America Regional Championship on October 12th in Orlando. This will be the band's first national caliber competition, and one of only a handful of Louisiana bands that has competed in the Bands of America circuit.

Will there be a cost?

At this point we do not anticipate any excess costs outside of meals.

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!

Incoming Members