Welcome to the 2018 Pre-Season!Please sign up to participate in Pre-Season Practices by going to this link:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd8JsxrBOw9ZMDSWURIXu1Sblk-JfKYTAZgZgacbSLxn-005Q/viewform?c=0&w=1(Copy and paste the above address in your browser)
Membership in the Marching Millionaires is open to students entering grades 9-12. Students must attend pre-season practices during the spring semester and summer, where they will learn how to perform on their marching instruments both musically and physically. Students interested in Color Guard will learn to dance, march and spin equipment. If a pre-season practice must be missed due to a conflict, please notify the instructor.
Opening Meeting – Parents and Students
Thursday, March 1 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Woodwind and Brass and Color Guard Students:
First Practice Thursday, March 15 6pm – 9pm. Meet in the WAHS Band Room.
Thursday evening practices begin March 15 for Woodwind, Brass and Color Guard 6pm – 9pm and continue until the end of the school year. In the event there is no school - no rehearsal. Conflicts during pre-season due to concerts or sports events are acceptable in limited amounts. Please contact your instructor.
Thursday evening rehearsals will continue through the summer - 6pm – 9pm.
First Practice Wednesday, March 14 6pm – 9pm. Meet at EPIC Percussion, located inside Trinity Episcopal Church 844 W. 4th St.
Wednesday evening practices begin March 14 for Percussion Students from 6pm – 9pm and continue until the end of the school year. In May, Percussion rehearsals will move to Thursdays from 6pm – 9pm. In the event there is no school - no rehearsal. Conflicts during pre-season due to concerts or sports events are acceptable in limited amounts. Please contact your instructor. Thursday evening rehearsals will continue through the summer - 6pm – 9pm
Music/Equipment Camp – June 19, 20, 21 5pm – 9pm at WAHS
Opener Camp – July 17, 18, 19 5pm – 9pm at WAHS
Band Camp – August 13-17; 20, 21, 22 1pm – 9pm at WAHS
A Performance Schedule will be given to students and parents as soon as it is available.
The Marching Millionaires play at home varsity football games, 3 away games, competitions and local parades beginning with the Little League World Series Parade on August 17 and ending with the Atlantic Coast Championships the first week of November.
Auditions occur at the Thursday, May 31 practice and include demonstration of skills learned in pre-season practices. If a student cannot attend this audition, alternate accommodations may be made with the instructors. Students will demonstrate skills learned at spring practices for their audition.
Students who successfully audition for the Marching Millionaires have the following financial obligations:
New Members: Shoes $24 due July 5
All members: Uniform Fee $40 due July 5
All members: Patron Ads and Sponsors $100 due August 13
The Marching Millionaires have a rich history of excellence and are one of the most award winning competitive groups in Williamsport. Current staff, parents and students hope you will consider joining this “Sport of the Arts”. If you have questions, please speak with a current student or parent to get their unique perspective on the Marching Band. Please feel free to contact a director at any time. Mr. Kendall: firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs. Garside: email@example.com or Mr. Garside: firstname.lastname@example.org Go Millionaires!Be sure to check out(and like) our facebook page: Marching Millionaires Members (private group)COOL Swag is coming! We will once again team up with Moonlight Graphics for t-shirts, show shirts, windbreakers, ball caps, etc.. You can order on line at www.companycasuals.com/MARCHINGMILLIONAIRES when the sale starts later this spring.Volunteers Are Always Welcomed! There are many simple ways to help support the band. From working a shift in concessions, to preparing uniforms, chaperoning bus trips, or working in the pit crew-we can always use extra hands. It can be for a single event or as often as you can help.WAHS Band Association Board MeetingsEveryone is welcome to join us for the meetings as we plan for the next show or the next season-your input is important to us! The meetings are held on the First Tuesday of every month in the WAHS Band Room at 6:30.*Also check out the Music Department webpage for concert dates for the whole district.