Information Packet

2006-2007

Welcome to the 2006-2007 season! The following information packet is intended to let you know of the financial obligations and uniform responsibilities of becomimg a Marching Duke. It takes a great deal of resources to maintain a competitive marching program. The school does give us a budget, but it has not increased in over several years and only covers a fraction of the cost of running the program. The students and boosters must raise the rest.

The important point is that we value each member and will not exclude anyone due to financial reasons. If there is a problem, please see the director.

Band Fees: $95.00

This fee helps to defray the costs such as band camp, transportation, and additional instructors. The band boosters pay all additional cost.

The band fee can be paid by fundraisers that the boosters organize (such as a Rock-a-thon, tag day, Meat Sales, etc)

Checks should be made out to: Marlington Band Boosters. All band fees must be paid by November 1st 2006 in order to be eligible to attend the band dance on Nov. 18th.

Uniforms:

Each member will need

The black marching shoes are approximately $27.00 and need to be ordered through the director at the time of the uniform fittings (July 18-20th See schedule

Checks should be made out to: _________________________________________

It's important for new members to break them in before long parades like the Hall of Fame parade.

 

Black Marching Dukes T-Shirts

New members will be given one as part of the uniform. Veteran marchers need to make sure this shirt still fits them, can be found, and is not faded. These are to be worn on rainy days, Thursday night practices, and when instructed by the director. If you need to order one, an order form will be provided. Parents, grandparents, and siblings can order t-shirts also. They are a great way to show support!

Meat Orders

Meat orders are taken every month. The band receives a percentage of the sales. This is a great way to pay off band fees. The orders are located in a basket in te front of the band room near the director's office. If you have any questions please call Toni George at 330-877-6744.

Rock-A-Thon

This is afundraiser that is also a great deal of fun. band members need to get pledges as to the number of hours that we rock (usually 12 hours). We will need parents to help chaperone and help out. This year's event is scheduled for (Aug.11-12, 2006). More information will be given during the summer practices.

Band Booster Meetings

The band boosters meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm in the band room. All parents are welcomed and needed.

Band Newsletter

Mr. David Evans is handling our newsletter this year. New members will need to get addresses to the director so you are included on the mailing list. This is also posted onto the Marlington website under newsletter.

Band Web Site

The band has a web site included on the Marlington Local Schools web site. Go to http://www.dukes.stark.k12.oh.us then click on the Marlington High School, then click on the activities and then band.

Band Information Line

The band maintains an information line during the fall marching season to inform parents as to arrival times back home from competitions. The number is not available at this time, but will be announced in upcoming newsletters and web site.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the director at the high school (330-823-1300). You can also email Mr. Gregory through the school's web site or by clicking on the following link.

Email Mr. Gregory

Band Camp Aug. 7th-11th (8 AM-4:30 PM)

Band Camp is extremely important. This is where we learn our show and music for the entire season. We will be bringing in several additional instructors to help us during this week. Attendance is mandatory. It is necessary that we spend a great deal of time outside rain or shine in order to learn our drill movements. Please come prepared. Here are a few things you should have.