SWO BANDS UPDATE - WELCOME SPRING 2024!


UPDATES

  • SPRING MARCHING BAND DATES 

     

    LEADERSHIP APPLICATIONS

     SENT OUT - TUESDAY MARCH 12TH (ONLINE) ------ APPLICATION DUE - WEDNESDAY MARCH 20TH 

    (Student Conductors, Section Leaders, and Crews should all fill out the application. Students will not be considered for leadership if student owes school/band payments from 2023 season or has below a 2.5 Grade Point Average at the time of interview.)

     

    STUDENT CONDUCTOR CLINICS

    MARCH 20, & 21 & APRIL 2, 3, 4, & 8 ----- (2:30pm UNTIL 4:00pm)

    STUDENT CONDUCTORS AUDITIONS ----- APRIL 9TH  

     

    MARCH 19th  - MARCHING BAND INFORMATIONAL NIGHT

     6:00pm - SWHS Band Room 

     

    PERCUSSION CLINICS - APRIL 2nd thru April 10th (2:45pm until 5:00pm)

    PERCUSSION AUDITIONS - APRIL 11th 3:00pm

     

    COLORGUARD CLINICS - April 14th thru April 24th (2:45pm until 5:00pm) 

    COLORGUARD AUDITIONS - APRIL 25th 3:00pm

     

    JUNE 1st - MINI BAND CAMP DAY (9AM UNTIL 2PM)

    ALL WINDS, GUARD, AND PERCUSSION MUST ATTEND

     

    BAND CAMP 2024 IMPORTANT SUMMER DATES (THESE DATES ARE MANDATORY)

    VISUAL BAND CAMP - WINDS ONLY 

    JULY 23RD THRU 25TH 

    8AM UNTIL 11:00AM 

     

    PERCUSSION & COLORGUARD CAMP

    JULY 23RD THRU 25TH

    1:00PM UNTIL 4:00PM 

     

    FULL BAND CAMP WEEK 1

    JULY 29TH THRU AUGUST 2ND 

    8:00AM UNTIL 5:00PM 

     

    FULL BAND CAMP WEEK 2

    AUGUST 5TH THRU AUGUST 9TH 

    8:00AM UNTIL 5:00PM 

     

    (BOTH FRIDAYS WILL END AT NOON)



  • All District Information

    Auditions

    Cost $10.00

    Location – JH Rose High School

    (Greenville, NC)

    Date: January 13th

    Clinic

    Costs: TBD

    Location: East Carolina University

    (Greenville, NC)

    Date: February 2nd – 3rd – 4th

     

    Must be able to play the following:

    1. Required Scales for 9/10 or 11/12. FROM MEMORY
      1. Including Chromatic Scale

     

    1. Required Solo
      1. see Mr. Barton

     

    1. Sightreading
      1. (Music grades 3 thru 5)

    If you make the band!

    1. Congratulations – you will receive music and need to practice before the Clinic
    2. Make sure you can attend the entire clinic!
      1. We leave Thursday night
      2. Stay in Greenville Thursday and Friday night
      3. Your parent or guardian must pick you up after the last rehearsal and make sure you get to the concert…and home.
      4. Missing any portion of clinic will result in being removed from the clinic and concert.
    3. If you make the cut for All State Auditions – See Mr. Barton
    4. Be prepared for a few costly items:
      1. Fun activity (includes dinner as well)
      2. Hotel – see Mr. Barton

    Please note that behavior and grades may also determine who represents our school for the All-District Honors Band.

    • Students who receive or serve ISS on the day of Sectionals or Clinic will be removed from the Sectionals and Clinic.
    • Students who receive OSS prior to the event will be removed from the Sectionals and Clinic.
    • Students who have a grade below a 60, will be removed from the Sectionals and Clinic.