Parade Practice This Week!

This week wraps up the June rehearsals for percussion. Congrats to the guard for finishing strong last week. So much growth has happened during this month and we are super excited about the great things that are continuing to happen for these sections!

Reminder: The 4th of July rehearsal is scheduled this Saturday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. We understand that some families may be on vacation but if you are in town, the expectation is that you are present for the practice and the parade. We want to continue representing our band program and school district with excellence so thank you in advance for your efforts and sacrifices that enable us to do so.

Please continue to hydrate and acclimate to the sun over the next couple of days. We want all members to be healthy and prepared when we step off for the 4th of July Parade. Start now and your body will thank you later.

This is the last week, until band camp, that Ms. Dothard will be available to accept fees and paperwork. She is available on Tuesday and Thursday this week.

Week at a Glance

  • Monday • Guard
    • Annual Colorguard Cookout 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Tuesday • LoC Coordinator Meeting
  • Thursday • Percussion
    • Full Percussion Rehearsal (All Sections) 12:00pm – 5:30pm
    • Inaugural Percussion Family Dinner 6:00pm
  • Saturday • Marching Band
    • 4th of July Parade Practice 9:00am – 12:00pm

Commitment Fee and Forms – Way Past Due

If you have not turned in your fee and forms, at this point, you do not have a spot in our 2022 production. The drill writer has already began the creative process of sketching out drill coordinates for a specific number of students. It’s not entirely too late to solidify your spot but please communicate to Ms. Dothard and Mr. Carr if you need special arrangements. Ms. Dothard is available at the school on Tuesday and Thursday this week if you need to visit her in person.

Colorguard Family Cookout

The annual colorguard family cookout will take place on Monday, June 27 at 6:00pm in the Hall of Fame Room (2nd Floor of the Football Field House). More details will be shared by Coach Brown during the week. A few parents have been working to organize the event for our colorguard families this summer. For more information you can email Coach Brown at and he can put you in touch with one of our parents who is organizing it. Thank you to Ms. Jovita Johnson, Ms. Dee Dee Williams, and Ms. Deyonca Dozier for all of your work putting this together for our team!

Percussion Section Family Dinner

The percussion section will have an inaugural family dinner on June 30, 2022 immediately following rehearsal. The dinner is planned to serve as a way for the members and parents to fellowship in preparation of the upcoming season. Students were asked to fill out a google form with the number of family members attending and an item that each family will bring. Parents may be contacted and asked to bring a different item if too many of the same item has been selected to bring. We would love for ALL family members of each student to attend so if you haven’t already, please fill out the form as soon as possible. See here.

For more information or questions, please email Ms. Jovita Johnson at or Mrs. Daniel Miley at

4th of July Parade

Our rehearsal is quickly approaching. We are meeting on July 2 from 9:00AM – 12:00PM on our campus. Marching instruments that were sent off for summer cleaning/maintenance will be back by then, but we have not received them yet. Mr. Carr will post in the Google Classroom when they arrive, so that you can schedule a time to pick one up.


Upcoming Dates

This is not intended to be an exhaustive list. Please refer to for a full list of upcoming events/activities:

  • 6.27 Annual Guard BBQ • 6:00pm • Hall of Fame Room
  • 6.30 Percussion Rehearsal and Section Family Dinner
  • 7.2 4th of July Parade Practice
  • 7.4 4th of July Parade
  • 7.18 – 22 Band Camp Week 1 (8:00am – 5:00pm)
  • 7.25 – 29 Band Camp Week 2 (8:00am – 9:00pm)


Health Class

9th Grade students enrolled in marching band or new band members (guard included) who haven’t taken Health and PE yet should complete this online health class. All of the information is below and can be accessed using the “Health in Band” link at the top of this page. Students have access to the info now and should have already started working on it. All of the health coursework is due by October, but I highly recommend you completing it before band camp.

Mark Your Calendars

The following events we need all hands on deck and are requesting your involvement.

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