Marching Band General Pre-Season Info
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If your student is interested in joining the award winning CHS Marching Bulldog Band for the 2023-2024 school year, please read the below information.
Registration is now open for the 23-24 Marching Season!
How to Join
To join the Marching Band, all you need to do is complete a Commitment Form. See the Form page for links to this and other required forms.
Rookie Camp for New Members
Each spring, we hold "Rookie Camp", a beginning camp for (1) incoming freshman; and/or (2) any who might be interested but want to get a taste of marching band before they commit. This year, Rookie Camp will be May 8-11 from 4:30-6:30 pm at CHS. Students will meet in the band room by 4:30. Rookie Camp is mandatory for all new members of wind, percussion and color guard. Attending Rookie Camp does not commit you to being on Marching Band.
Percussion and Color Guard Camp
Percussion and Color Guard Camp is July 17-20, 8:00am to 3:00pm daily, at Chamblee High School and is mandatory for those wishing to participate in marching percussion and color guard for the season.
Band camp will be July 24-28, 8:00am to 8:00pm, at Chamblee High School. Attendance at the ENTIRETY of camp is mandatory for participation in the season.
Season Schedule and Rehearsals
The Football Game Schedule should be announced over the summer.
Regular Marching Band rehearsals during the school year start on the first day of school (August 7) and are as follows:
Mondays and Tuesdays 4:00-6:30 pm
Thursdays: 4:30 pm-7:00 pm
Fridays (when there is a football game)- 4:00-5:00 pm rehearsal, dinner (provided) and then football game.
Two Saturdays a years, we participate in marching band competitions. These dates are released as soon as possible, but normally don't get released until July/August. Attendance at competitions, games and rehearsals is mandatory.
23-24 Season Calendar
April 28: Band Banquet
May 8-11: Rookie Camp (4:30-6:30 pm at CHS)
May 24: Commitment Forms and 1st Dues Payment Due
July 17-20: Percussion and Color Guard Camp at CHS
July 24-28: Band Camp at CHS
August 7: First Day of School and First Day of Practice
Dues are $550. First payment is due by May 24, 2023. Please pay in full no later than June 30, 2023...or set up a payment plan. Take the hassle out of remembering to pay dues installments by setting up an automatic draft plan! Payment plans can be arranged with CHS Band Booster treasurer at email@example.com
You can pay dues by credit card (follow link below) or by check. Checks can be mailed to address below or put it in the black lockbox/dropbox in the band room. Be sure to include your band member's name on the check.
A $25 sibling discount can be applied with a 2nd or 3rd child in the same family participating in Marching Band during the 2023-24 school year. (Family discount for siblings: $50 for 2 students, $75 for 3 students.)
Scholarships are available upon request, contact Ms Marin for more info.
Your dues pay for:
"Show Shirt" T-shirt
Band Camp (activities, dinner M-Th)
Section coaches salaries not covered by the county
Meals before Friday games, breakfast before competitions
Transportation to competitions
A professional score and drill for our halftime show
Uniforms and uniform maintenance
Additional Costs for Members
Marching Shoes: Every instrumentalist and percussion member MUST wear Marching Shoes as part of their uniform. New shoes are $45/each. We have a limited number of gently used shoes, available for $5/each on a first-come, first-served basis during band camp.
Khaki pants, shorts or skirt. For some games and events, band members will be required to wear their Marching Band T-Shirt with light colored khakis (shorts, pants or skirt). Band members must provide their own khakis and sneakers.
Color Guard Members only: You'll also need to purchase teamwear including gloves, warm-ups, backpacks, and shoes (if you don't already have them). More info and prices will be available soon.
If you have any questions or concerns about the CHS MARCHING BAND policies and expectations, you can find the band handbook Here.