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MARCHING BAND is voluntary in the Fall semester and supports the THS football team throughout the football season. All students must be enrolled in either Concert Band or Symphonic Winds band class to participate in Marching Band. The band’s Drum Line section requires an audition and provides the percussion student one of the most fun times to DRUM!
The full THS Marching Band practices after school on Mondays and Thursdays during the early part of football season, with an extra practice for the Drum Line each Tuesday. While the schedule during August and September appears demanding, we go to a “relaxed” schedule around the late part of October reducing after school practice to once a week until the end of parade season.
COLOR GUARD is voluntary and incredibly fun because we base our approach on Interpretive Dance routines. Students need not be enrolled in any band class to audition for participation. This group practices with the full Marching Band after school on Mondays, and Thursdays with an extra separate practice each Tuesday.
BAND CAMP is REQUIRED for everyone participating in Marching Band and Color Guard. Band Camp is the time when participants learn marching methods, maneuvering, dance routines and music for the upcoming football season. Together the Marching Band and Color Guard perform for all home football games, and participate in a few Marching Competitions each year.
Since 1977 the THS Blue Crew Marching Band has earned “Superior Ratings”, "Grand Champion" and “Best in Class” awards at numerous Marching Festivals.