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.

Incoming Member FAQs

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

Early April: Informational packets sent to the junior highs. If you are coming in from a school other than Mandeville JH or Madisonville JH, please email Mr. DiBenedetto.

Tues-Wed April 24th-25th, MHS Band Room

Incoming Percussion clinics. These clinics are not mandatory, but are a good way for incoming percussionists to try the instruments in a low pressure environment. This is for percussionists only.

Fri. April 27th MHS Band Room (After School)

Drumline/Percussion Auditions

Thurs. May 10th, 7pm MHS Band Room

8th grade informational meeting: Students get their music packet, parents learn about fees, volunteering, the Booster program, and our Charms computer system.

Mon-Fri June 4th-8th, 1-4pm

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

Mon-Fri June 4th-8th and July 16th-20th 8am-4pm

Percussion Camp (Mandatory)

Mon-Fri July 23rd-27th and July 30th-Aug. 3rd 8am-8pm

​Band Camp (Mandatory)

2018-2019 Freshmen Important Dates