Band Dates for current 8th graders that will be in the Mighty Maroon Band at Mesquite High School
Tuesday, February 19th: Meeting for all new students and parents – MHS @ 7:00 PM
Monday, April 29: Marching Camp for all 8th grade students at MHS 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, April 30: Marching Camp for all 8th grade students at MHS 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Students to need dress comfortably and wear some type of sneaker/athletic shoe.
No sandals, flip flops, boots, dress shoes, heels, etc.
Monday, April 29 through Friday, May 3: Auditions for high school band placement (during your band class)
Monday, May 6: Marching Camp for all students (grades 8-11) at MHS 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Tuesday, May 7: Marching Camp for all students (grades 8-11) at MHS 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Band Registration 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Please plan on attending registration to complete necessary forms
Wednesday, May 8: Marching Camp for all students (grades 8-11) at MHS 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Thursday, May 9: Marching Camp for all students (grades 8-11) at MHS 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Monday, June 3: Woodwind Music Camp 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Brass Music Camp 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Tuesday, June 4: Woodwind Music Camp 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Brass Music Camp 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Friday, June 5: Woodwind Music Camp 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Brass Music Camp 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Percussion will have after school practices for marching percussion auditions in the near future. Mr. Moody Schoolar will be giving that information to the students and middle school directors in the near future.
Percussion will have Drum Camp in either June or July for one week. Mr. Schoolar will be announcing the date in the near future.
For anyone interested in Color Guard we will have after school practices for auditions in April. Mrs. Lenore Schuelke will be giving that information to the students and middle school directors in the near future.
Summer Band Schedule
Monday, July 29: 1st Day of Summer Band 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tuesday, July 30: Summer Band 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Wednesday, July 31: Summer Band 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Thursday, August 1: Summer Band 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday, August 2: Summer Band 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Monday, August 5: Summer Band 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday, August 6: Summer Band 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Wednesday, August 7: Summer Band 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday, August 8: Summer Band 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Friday, August 9: Summer Band 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday, August 10: Summer Band 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Monday, August 12: Summer Band 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM and 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, August 13: Summer Band 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM and 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday, August 14: Summer Band 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday, August 15: Summer Band 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM and 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Friday, August 16: Summer Band 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Saturday, August 17: Summer Band 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM and MMB Picnic 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
During summer band rehearsals we typically have a lunch break from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.
Bring a lunch (this is what the directors do), have someone bring you food, or walk to a local eatery.
Monday, August 19: 1st Day of school – begin regular rehearsal schedule:
Monday: 4:25 PM – 6:25 PM Tuesday: 4:25 PM – 5:25 PM Wednesday: 6:45 AM – 8: 15 AM
Thursday: 6:45 AM – 8:15 AM Friday: 6:45 AM – 8:15 AM
Most football games are on Friday evenings. We have two Thursday games.
The following dates we will go to marching contests. It is required to be at all performances.
Saturday, September 28 Saturday, October 5 Saturday, October 12
Wednesday, October 23
Marching Camps, Music Camps and Summer Band
Attendance at all Marching Camps, Music Camps and Summer Band Rehearsals is mandatory. A Principal Performer is someone who has a performance position for the 2019 Contest Show. Students who are not Principal Performers will be assigned to a Secondary Performer position. Initially these students will have a marching position for the first several games but then will be moved to either a Principal Performer or to another position which may include limited amounts of musical/visual performance or may be assigned to logistical performance (for example, props and electronics).
If you are going on vacation during summer band you will not have a Principal Performer position.
Please review the band calendar this is posted on the band website: http://www.mightymaroonband.com
Marching Rehearsals once school starts
Once school starts, we use the rehearsal schedule listed above.
Absence from these marching rehearsals can result in lack of performance time and/or permanent removal from the marching performances.
School Owned Instrument Check-Out
We will be checking out school owned instruments at the music camp on Monday, June 3.
After June 5th you must contact Mr. Flisowski to set up a time to pick up a school owned instrument.
Mr. Flisowski will be able to meet you Monday through Thursday 7:45 AM – 4:00 PM by appointment.
Please be aware that if show up at MHS without an appointment that Mr. Flisowski may or may not be available at that time. Please call or e-mail to set up an appointment. Contact information is listed at the top of the page.
Please make plans to attend the New Member Parent Meeting on Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00 PM at MHS.
We are very excited about your child as part of the MMB and look forward to working with you in the future.
Required Band Items
List of items and prices from 2018-19 School Year
This is the basic list to give you an approximate idea of what is needed.
There may one or two more things added.
Mighty Maroon Band Moisture Wicking Performance Shirt – $25.00
MTX Marching Shoes (Black) – $42.00
Marching Season Food and Drink Fee – $40.00 (Gatorade, Water for all performances and meals for several marching contests
Marching Gloves (Woodwinds and Brass): $8 for 2 pairs
Band Banquet: $20.00
Total for all items: $135.00
Color Guard has separate fees/items (costume, shoes, rifles, equipment bags, etc). Mrs. Schuelke will have that list/amount available during the Color Guard audition process in April.
All students in high school marching band are required by UIL to complete a medical physical prior to August 1st. This must be completed on a UIL Prescribed Medical Form by a medical professional such as a doctor. This is the same form required by UIL for all high school athletes. MISD will be hosting three separate nights of physicals in May. All MISD students will be able to get the medical complete for a nominal fee ($5.00 to $10.00). It could cost you significantly more to complete the physical elsewhere. Details to be published soon.
Starting August 1st students will not be allowed to rehearse with the band if the physical is not complete per UIL rules.
MISD allows their band programs to travel once every two school years. Next school year (spring 2020) is the designated year for the Mighty Maroon Band to travel. Once we have a trip booked we will release the details. Last year the MMB traveled to Los Angeles, California where we had a guided tour of LA, spent several days at Disneyland and learned about how music is recorded for movies/television. The cost of that trip was $1,225.00. Our trip will cost approximately that same amount. The trip is not required. We do provide students with several opportunities to raise money to pay for their trip costs. Details to come on fundraising.