What everyone needs to know about Marching Band, but is afraid to ask:
So, your kid wants to be in the marching band...congratulations! They have just made one of the best decisions of their life, and they are poised to grow and develop immensely as musicians, individuals, team members, and leaders. The marching band world can be overwhelming at first, so we have tried to condense some of the important info that you might need to make this the best experience possible. As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact any of the board members. Click on links below for answers to some common questions...
Class Description: Is it a real class?
What's it All About: What about the time commitment, cost, scheduling...?
Organization: Who's who?
Parents: What do parents have to do with all this?
Competition Day: What do we do now?
The Winner is...: How are we scored?
Looking Good: How about those uniforms?
Those crazy acronyms & Flight vs. Class: What's a BOA...?
Other Weird Terms: What's a pit?
Varsity Letters: Can my kid earn their varsity letter?
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BOA - Bands of America
MCBA - Mich. Competing Bands Ass'n
MSBOA - Mich. State Band & Orchestra Ass'n
WGI - Winter Guard International
MCGC - Michigan Color Guard Circuit
DCI - Drum Corps International