​​Mandeville High Band Scheduling Guide

As you schedule for your freshman year, please choose the following classes:

Percussion*: Sectional Rehearsal      

Jazz Ensemble*:  Jazz Ensemble     

Colorguard*: Applied Music          

All other New band students:  Intermediate Band

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



Frequently Asked Questions


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!


Percussion Auditions: April 24th-27th 6:00-8:00 Pm in MHS Band Room

Color Guard Auditions: April 24th-27th 6:00-8:00 PM in MHS Commons

Jazz Band Auditions: May 4th 3:00 PM

 New Member Meeting: May 4th, 2023 in the MHS Commons

Rookie Camp/ Guard Camp/ Percussion Camp: June 5th-June 9th 8:00 am- Noon

Guard Camp and Percussion Camp: July 10th-14th 8:00 Am- Noon

Band Camp: July 17th-21st 8:00 am-8:00 pm

                     July 24th-28th 8:00 am-8:00 pm

Band-a-monium: July 15th 9:00 am in MHS Commons

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 150 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 everyonearound you.