Marching Band

A competitive field Marching Band open to all performers. Prior musical or dance experience is recommended but not necessary for Winds, Percussion, or Color Guard. During the first quarter this class meets after school on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Some Saturdays during the Fall require attendance for rehearsals and all-day competitions. Summer training is offered for Color Guard and Percussion.

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7 MVHS Drummers in a marching band

Marching Band Workshops

Gear Up for the 2022 Season

and Attend a Clinic!

You are welcome to attend any or all of the following sessions. Beginners are welcome and encouraged!


  Wednesday, May 11, 3:30-5 p.m.                         Drumline and Pit Percussion
  Wednesdays, May 18 and 25, 3:30-5 p.m.           All Instrumental Sections
  Friday May 27, 4-6:30 p.m.                                  Color Guard

Questions? See Ricky Alegria

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2022 MVHS Marching Band

Leadership Application

This year's process is significantly different than in the past. Please carefully read the  information in the next box, along with the application packet.

All printed materials are due Wednesday, May 11.


Interviews will begin the following Monday, May 16.

Other Important Dates

Leadership Training   June 16-17
Band Camp               July 25-29, Aug. 1-2
First Day of School    Aug. 10

Questions? See Ricky Alegria


Read Before You Complete

the Application

Essay Questions

Answer the five essay questions in a typed document. Turn in your responses with your application to Mr. A.


Each candidate will be interviewed by Mr. A (and potentially other staff members). Each interview will take approximately 30 minutes and will be conducted after school. You can sign up for your preferred time slot here.

Peer Referral

Find two members of the Spartan Marching Band who think you would be a good member of next year's leadership team. They can be 2021 leaders, graduating seniors or members in or out of your section. Have them sign your application.

Adult Referral

Find one adult who thinks you would be a good member of next year's leadership team. The adult may be a teacher, club advisor or coach. Staff members of the Spartan Marching Band are not eligible. Have the adult sign your application.

Drum Major Applicants Only

You will record yourself conducting the third movement of Blue Horizons. Make sure the camera is positioned so that viewers can see your entire torso, especially your hands. You can find a score, recording and adjudication rubric here.

Questions? See Ricky Alegria