THE CARY HIGH SCHOOL BAND
The Cary High School Marching Band proudly presents their 2023 production based off the movie "Hook." More details will be provided as the show develops.
I hope that you will read through this information and make an informed decision about being involved with one of best parts of Cary High School, the Marching Band. There are 4 documents/links below that has full descriptions of what we do.
What exactly is it? - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fmE1gJ-N3bIx4YyN6dOgXLjoVhXlvWAM/view?usp=sharing
Official "Marching Band Tour" - https://drive.google.com/file/d/11XXaIedRs2lpLTPdsLj67wssp46rT8Ir/view
Info packet - geared for guardians/parents, but kids should read as well. - https://drive.google.com/file/d/10LmRMfGpqehK-6BgKCK3_PggO6ktsK05/view?usp=sharing
Registration - we need some info to get you better plugged into what we do - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1H72rXjfJ2Rd-fBjSoLKA_RTaqLYfbcHZfVBGDb7oelc
Saturday, May 6th - 12pm-3pm rehearsal - band boosters will provide an early dinner (taco bar at 3:30ish) and we will have a showing of the movie "Hook" (the thematic material for our show this year) in the auditorium. The movie will be from 4:15 - 6:30pm (ish).
Color guard info! Do you enjoy dancing, learning new skills and making lifetime friends? Join us to learn how to spin a flag, rifle, and dance. Rehearsal times are the same as the bands on May 6th. No experience necessary. You don't even have to be a band member. MANY of our guard are non-musicians who just love to perform!
Don't miss out on being a part of the fun, most award winning, and biggest part of Cary High School, the marching band and color guard!
Marching Band Important Dates
3 Saturday Rehearsals in April/May - MINI-CAMP
Mini-Camp - All brass, woodwinds, percussion and color guard interested students. This is a great way to “dip your toe” into what happens with the Cary Marching Band. Wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes as you will be moving around, and learning the basics of what we do. Yes, come to all of them as a marching band is much like Math class, it is a building process of learning skills that lead to more advanced skills.
Mid June to Mid July - OFF. Enjoy a band-free month! This is the time you will
need to schedule vacations, as when we come back from band summer break, we are full steam ahead, and your attendance is VITAL to your success.
Check out the band’s website for more detailed info in the calendar section
Parents Take Note
· Studies indicate that music education dramatically improves a student’s ability to solve
complex math and science problems.
· Students who participate in music programs score higher on standardized tests.
· Music participants, on average, receive more academic honors and higher grades.
QUOTES FROM CARY BAND MEMBERS
“Before I became a member of the Marching Band, I was heading down a path that wasn’t good for me — I now have higher expectations of myself. The program demands much of us — the challenge is ongoing. I think it’s crazy not to be involved with the Marching Band.”
“It’s a great place to meet new people and have fun — I met so many kids as a freshman in the band that it was much easier starting high school in the fall.”
“This is a once in a lifetime experience — you can’t get these feelings in any other high school activity! It’s amazing how much it changes you — I used to be very shy, but the program has changed that.”
Sounds Great! (But I have a few questions)
“I’m worried that I’m not good enough to be in the Cary Marching Band”. Acceptance is based on the student's maturity level and positive attitude as well as their playing abilities. If you are dedicated to doing this, we will help you reach your fullest potential. ALL ARE WELCOME HERE!
“What’s the next step for Marching Band?” Show up to the rehearsal on the calendar for your section. Follow any emails with information. Rising 9th grade through 12th grade student “mini-camps” will be held in April/May.
“What classes do I sign up for to be in the band?” In February/March of 2023, sign up for Concert Band.
“Is there a Marching Band Class?” No. Marching Band is an extracurricular activity. Sign up for the band class and you are qualified to be in the Marching Band. You do NOT have to be a member of the marching band if you are in a fall sport. We want you to participate in as much as you possibly can. It all starts with signing up for class.
2023 Marching Band Performances *tentative
All Cary High School home football games
Local parades and events - Lazy Daze, Cary homecoming parade, Cary Holiday, and Raleigh Holiday
Local Competitions - at Panther Creek, Middle Creek, Sanderson
Hosting and performing at the 63rd Annual Cary Band Day
Bands of America Regional at Eastern Tennessee State University