In addition to the academic reasons for reporting absences in a timely manner, the ETHS Marching Band is a highly athletic and cognitive activity requiring endurance, stamina, and many repetitions to assure consistent reliability and accuracy in performances. Absences and Tardies diminish the time spent learning and practicing with the group and will result in a lower quality result at a personal and group level. In addition to the physical and mental demands of Marching Band, this activity/course has elements of theatre, dance, and music - all of which are highly synchronized and interdependent. Reporting absences in advance allows the group some time to prepare for your absence and setup those around you on the field for success.
Whenever possible, and with advanced notice, our instructional staff can coordinate absences with ETHS coaches and club sponsors using an agreed upon set of "Guidelines For Student Conflicts Between ETHS Activities." If your student is involved in another ETHS activity, please consult our Marching Band Calendar, located at www.ethsbands.com, as well as the activity calendar and alert us of any potential conflicts at the start of the season so that we may coordinate these absence conflicts amicably and well in advance of any challenges they may pose to your fellow band-mates, team-mates, and activity peers.
Thank you for your time and consideration. Let's make it a great season!
-The ETHS Band Staff
Click here to access the
ETHS Marching Band Absence Request Form
Here, you will find links to our sheet music and mp3s/videos for the season! Click the link below!
Marching Band Materials Page
2016-2017 Recruitment Poster
Marching Band Commitment Form 2016
Marching Band Student Leadership Application Process 2016
Color Guard Recruitment Flier 2016
Drumline Audition Information 2016:
Percussion Audition Flier 2016
New Marchers 2016 Returning Marchers 2016
Quad Toms/Tenor Drums
Front Ensemble (Mallets)
The high school years are such a wonderful and exciting time for kids to explore their interests - and ETHS is a pretty amazing place to be a teenager. These four years are packed with opportunities, experiences, and friendships - and they are going to fly by, trust us! The ETHS Marching Band will provide some great memories for the students and families who are a part of it - and we would like to extend an open invitation to all of you to join us!
Each event we attend as a band will offer many opportunities to help out as a chaperone or provide critical support for our students and directors as volunteers. From wheeling equipment on the field to hemming uniforms, our adult support system is truly the backbone of our organization which helps us as directors to develop the program to a high level. Please visit the webpage below to view the list of events and parent volunteer positions. Don’t miss this opportunity to get a front-row seat with the Wildkit Marching Band!
For more information on becoming a marching band uniform volunteer, contact Bonnie Bean at email@example.com and Barbara Badr at firstname.lastname@example.org