Marching Band is open to all LHHS students who either have an interest in playing a musical instrument OR wish to perform as a flag/dance artistic member. Band Camp participation is mandatory for all students who plan to take Marching Band in the Fall.
Marching Band Camp
Band Camp rehearsals always start with a quick meeting in the Band Room to go over the daily goals, then break into sections to practice in various locations around the campus. For freshman students, this is a great way to get acclimated with the campus and make new friends even before the first day of school. Prior experience or skill not a requirement.
Band Camp Essentials
- MOST IMPORTANT: A hearty breakfast!
- Drinking water, in a 1-gallon insulated water container–A MUST!
- Instrument or guard equipment
- A pencil
- Appropriate summer clothing: shorts, T-shirt (NO JEANS!)
- Tennis style or athletic type shoes (no open shoes or flip flops)
- Head protection and sunglasses
- Packed lunch or lunch money (buy lunch at nearby restaurants/deli)
- Sunscreen and lip balm
- Optional face mask/covering
- Excitement, Energy, and a Great Attitude!
Band Uniform Components and Accessories
The Music Program supplies most of the band uniform components and accessories. However, some items are not included which the students will need to provide/purchase for themselves as listed below:
All MBCG Students
Program t-shirts are required for all students of Instrumental Music, to be worn during program events as designated by the Music Director. New students will receive a Music Program t-shirt at no cost. For returning students who no longer have their program t-shirts, replacement shirts will be available for purchase at $15 each.
Insulated water container – All students are responsible for bringing their own water to maintain proper hydration. It is recommended that students obtain a 1-gallon insulated water container for their use throughout the marching season. Sharing is not allowed. Students will come to all marching rehearsals and performances with their water containers already prepared and filled. Make sure to label your water container with your name.
Gloves – required for all instrumentalists except Drumline and Pit sections. Student cost is $4 per pair. Please bring $4 in cash or check during uniform fitting.
Marching shoes aka “Dinkles” (band only) – We have a limited inventory of loaner Dinkles which are assigned by grade seniority, i.e., seniors get fitted first, then juniors on down. Some students may need to purchase their own marching shoes if our inventory is all allocated or if we don’t have the student’s size. Students also have the option of purchasing new shoes should they desire. Cost is $37.
NOTE: Gloves and marching shoes are purchased in bulk by the Music Boosters to provide them to students at discounted costs. Cash or check (payable to LHHS Instrumental Music Boosters) is accepted.
Black socks (band only) – must be worn with the band uniform at all performances. The socks must be plain (no design) all-black color, and of sufficient length so that no skin between the shoe and pant hem is visible. Booties are not allowed.
9:00am – 12:00pm Physical Training and Marching Basics
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 4:00pm Music Fundamentals/Learning Show Music