Important 2016-2017 Marching Band Information
Every member of the Blake band program is invited to be a member of the Roaring Bengals Marching Band. Marching Band is a FALL SPORT activity and like a sport, we rehearse after school (Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00-8:00PM) for 8 weeks, perform at home football games, compete in the area against other bands, and travel to amazing locations. Marching Band is a key component to our school and is nationally recognized. You DO NOT want to miss the opportunity to be a part of the highest profile performing ensemble at Blake High School. Students involved in marching band receive 30+ Student Service Learning hours each year, receive a special Varsity Letter in band, are eligible for Tri-M Music Honor Society. Marching Band is a REQUIREMENT for auditioning into higher level ensembles (jazz ensemble and wind ensemble) here at Blake. Give it a try and you will be surprised at how much fun you have and how quickly you increase your musicianship. In addition, Band Camp is required for membership and is a great chance to get to know other students, learn new music for the year, and become familiar with Blake High School. Being at camp will ensure a successful season.
PLEASE NOTE - to ensure registration for the marching band class, the course bulletin will display Symphonic Band which is the designation for marching band at Blake. (Marching Band = Symphonic Band) For Non Marching Band, please register for Concert Band. Percussion will register for Advanced Percussion, which will meet daily and prepare for the needs of every ensemble. To ensure participation in Marching Band after school, the student should be enrolled in a music class.
All members of the marching band must fill out and sign the commitment form and pay the marching band fee. You can either print out and sign the form and bring it to school with a check or your can fill out the commitment form online and pay online. Links to both forms, as well as the welcome letter from Mr. Eising and Mr. Cameron are below, as is the summer schedule for marching band camp. All forms need to be completed and payment made by the first day of band camp, Monday, August 15, 2016.
Read the welcome letter from Mr. Eising and Mr. Cameron
Download the Commitment Form and pay by check
Pay for Marching Band ONLINE
Allstate Sugar Bowl:
Jan 2, 2017
Watch the video of the parade!
Sept 9, Sept 23,
Oct 14, Oct 28, Nov 4
(after school until game ends approximately 8:30 pm)
Sept. 24, Nov. 19