How to Join MHS Bands
Step 1 (Required):
Put Band on your Registration Card
Registering for a band class not only gets band on your school schedule, it opens the doors to our amazing extracurricular offerings. Groups like Marching Band, Jazz Band, Winter Percussion, Winter Guard, and others are only available if you enroll in a band class. Although it’s not required, we strongly encourage all band students to participate in Marching Band.
One exception: Marching Band Color Guard members are not required to be in a band class.
Step 2 (Optional):
Sign Up For A Class Placement Audition
AUDITION MATERIALS AND SIGN UPS TO BE POSTED HERE CLOSER TO THE BEGINNING NEXT YEAR’S REGISTRATION
Auditions are optional but highly encouraged! We want to ensure we place every student in the correct class, so they are both properly challenged and not overwhelmed. Auditions are very informal, and will include a short solo and a couple of scales.
On the audition forms, students auditioning for our beginning Symphonic Band should play the A sections. Those auditioning for our advanced Wind Ensemble, should play the B Section. In addition to the short solo excerpts students must also play their F (tongued), Eb (slurred), and D (tongued) Scales.
Marching Band Reveal Night
This is our big Spring Marching Band event! Here we reveal our show theme for upcoming season, Freshman get to meet others in their sections, and parents will learn all about Marching Band at the Parent Meeting. If you are planning on joining Marching Band or if you’re still on the fence, we encourage all students to attend to learn more about marching and our exciting upcoming season.
Step 4 (Required if you are joining Marching Band):
Register for Marching Band
REGISTRATION LINKS WILL BE POSTED HERE CLOSER TO NEXT YEAR’S REGISTRATION
You must register for a band class if you are planning to march in the new school year.