Summer Band Camp Opportunities
Marching & Concert Season Uniform
Band Registration & Fees
The Spirit of Saginaw Band holds our staff, students, and band parents to high standards. We stress integrity, honesty, continual growth and strives for excellence by setting the example in all aspects of life. We offer opportunities to our students to develop outstanding citizens of our community. You and your student are part of an incredible group. Your participation in your student's career will be rewarding and memorable!
The handbook details the Spirit of Saginaw Band standards and expectations. By being a member of the SOS Band, you are agreeing to uphold the values and integrity of this program.
We the members of the Spirit of Saginaw High School Band, in order to become a more successful organization, shall strive to our very best to become a group that will not settle for second best. We are a group with honesty, dignity, strength, and pride. Only through hard work shall we achieve our dreams!
This guide is useful to learning the basic technique and vocabulary for our marching band. It is a guide for any level - beginner to advanced. Learn the basics of how to march as well as the different marching exercises so you can be ready for marching auditions in August.
Click 2018 Marching Band Show to access the show music & drill. Also complete your dot book before every rehearsal.
Get the chair order results from auditions. audition_results_2018-2019.pdf
Applicants should follow all directions and adhere to timelines.
Enroll with our professional teachers and help your student grow to a better performer. lessons are the NUMBER ONE way to better not only your student, but the entire band program. When individuals improve, everyone improves!
There are numerous camps at local colleges & high schools throughout the summer. Make friends, make memories, and make music!
Sign-up to get updates from the directors. This is our #1 communication tool
Access to Canvas for playing tests for marching music, region music, auditions, chair tests, etc.
Marching Season Show Day: Khaki shorts/jeans, show shirt, band baseball cap
Marching Uniform: Marching bibs & Jacket, compression shorts & shirt, long black socks, black marching shoes, gloves, gauntlets, shako
Gentleman: "Tuxedo" - Black pants & Jacket, White Dress Shirt, Black Bow Tie, Black Socks & Dress Shoes
Ladies: All Black - Arms & Legs covered, black dress shoes
DO NOT enroll for the test in October or November as these dates conflict with marching contests.
Complete online registration before the May date to save time. Bring a $50 deposit to registration for dues.
Band Fees are collected from each student to cover expenses incurred in the numerous Band/Guard/Percussion activities. The amount of the fees may vary year to year, depending on competition & travel expenses that take place. To assist in payment of these fees, fundraising opportunities are made available to help students and parents raise money for their fees.
Use a QR reader to view the concert program spring_concert_program_2018.pdf
Listen to recordings of your students
Use this link to access Ms. Holley's AP Theory resources. Also sign up for the Canvas course and have access to several links to help you understand music on a deeper level.
AP Music Theory is an intensive course that will reward you in many ways!
In order for our class to progress, it is important that we begin the year with a similar foothold on material.
By the first day of class, you are expected to know and understand
Read it and take notes!
A PDF has been included to help you get started
Learn to Read Music
Answer the following questions. Typed in Times New Roman, 12 point font:
Questions 1 - 11 (pages 11-12)
Questions 1 - 8 (pages 21-22)
Question 1 - 7 (pages 35-36)
Questions 1 - 9 (pages 59-61)