In-Person Training Interest Survey – We are in the process of finalizing our safety plan with the administration, and expect to be able to offer voluntary in-person sports training to all marching band and colorguard students in the near future. We will continue to offer full instruction in a 100% virtual format as well. For planning purposes, we ask all marching band and colorguard students to complete this survey, so we know how many student to expect.
Anyone electing to participate in in-person training must wear a face covering over the nose and mouth at all times. For winds and brass players, this will require use of specialized “music masks” as well as instrument covers that serve as a mask for the bell of the instrument. More information, including how to order these items, is on the “Covid-19/Digital Learning” Page.
Marching Band & Colorguard Schedule: Please note that if and when we have the opportunity to rehearse together in person, we will revert to the old announced schedule (3:00 to 5:00) to allow for travel time from home to Costa after the 5th/6th period ends. All sessions are virtual until further notice.
- Winds & Guard – Mondays and Thursdays – 2:30 – 4:30pm
- Percussion – Tuesdays and Thursdays – 2:30 – 4:30pm
What Will Marching Band & Colorguard Look Like in Fall 2020?
As with all aspects of life these days, our fall Marching Band & Colorguard season is going to require us to be flexible and adapt as circumstances change. Our dedicated faculty has reimagined marching season, and we have shifted to a parade format. Our faculty is developing a fully online experience that will feature virtual and augmented reality practice techniques and green screen video production. Should conditions change so that students may safely perform in public, the parade routine will be performed at the first opportunity, even if that turns out to be after the end of a typical marching season or after the new year (though the Marching Band and Colorguard class itself will still only be a fall semester class).
Traditional band camp has been replaced this year with a complement of virtual social events, beginning on August 17th with our Welcome Dinner! Please go to the Calendar tab above and select “Marching Band & Colorguard” for the full schedule.
What is Marching Band?
What is Colorguard?
MBOS Championships in Las Vegas
It takes a village to keep our students safe and to help them have a positive experience. In order to do this, we need approximately 30-40 parent volunteers for each home game and field tournament. Please sign up!
About 20 students and adults load the band equipment and uniform carts onto trucks on the field tournament day. We need 2 volunteers for each field tournament date to jointly provide lunch and water for the truck loading crew.