How to Join

The Lancaster City Schools Instrumental Music Department encourages all students to become part of our band. There is a “place for everyone” in the Lancaster band program.


BEGINNING BAND

STEP 1 – In November, the directors will be at each school to demonstrate instruments. On that day, be sure your child tries out several different instruments. In collaboration with the directors, make an educated decision on which instrument is the best choice.

STEP 2 – Fill out the band registration form expressing that your child is interested in enrolling in band. Have your child turn it in promptly to his/her teacher.

STEP 3 – Attend the beginning band parent meeting in December. If you cannot attend, download and review this packet: 2016 Beginning Band Information

STEP 4 – Obtain a quality, working instrument.

STEP 5 – Check the band schedule and be sure your child attends all classes for his/her instrument.


JUNIOR HIGH BANDS

If you are interested in joining band in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade, please contact your school’s band director.


HIGH SCHOOL BAND

STEP 1 – Learn more about the high school band program by attending the annual informational meeting in January (optional).

STEP 2 – Sign up for “Freshman Band” or “Symphonic Band” on your class schedule. If you plan to be in marching band, also sign up for “Marching Band.”

STEP 3 – Fill out the packet of forms given to you in March. Turn them in at the April parent meeting.

STEP 4 – Marching band members must make sure band camp payments are made in a timely manner.

STEP 5 – Check the band calendar and make sure you attend all of the required rehearsals.


COLOR GUARD

STEP 1 – If possible, participate in winter guard. Learn more about the fall color guard program and decide if guard is something you want to try out for.

STEP 2 – Attend guard clinics and complete try outs.

STEP 3 – Sign up for “Marching Band” on your class schedule. If you also play an instrument, be sure to also select “Freshman Band” or “Symphonic Band.”

STEP 4 – Fill out the packet of forms given to you after tryouts. Turn them in at the April parent meeting.

STEP 5 – Make sure band camp payments are made in a timely manner.

STEP 6 – Check the band calendar and make sure you attend all of the required rehearsals.


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