WESTFIELD

BANDS and GUARD

2020 Information
The link to all information for 2020 Marching Band, including calendars and forms, can be found HERE.


RETURN TO CAMPUS PROCEDURE:
Please look over our detailed return to campus procedure HERE

This plan has been approved by Westfield Washington Schools as well as the Hamilton County Health Board. We have worked with Riverview Health and WHS Athletics to be consistent across all programs. We are taking this very seriously and we are asking that you do the same for the health of our students, staff, directors, and parents.


Please Pay Special Attention to:

• What your child needs for rehearsal
• Drop Off Procedure
• Check-in Procedure


Each student will have to complete the Online COVID check-in before each rehearsal which may be found HERE. This form helps students complete a health prescreen before each rehearsal. We are asking that students do this each day before they arrive on campus.




Westfield Shamrock Pride - Marching Band


What Is Marching Band?
Marching Band is like a concert band, except that performers are outside on a football field. The band is split into four main elements:
The Hornline- brass and woodwinds
The Drum Line- rudimentary percussion
The Front Ensemble- all other percussion
The Color Guard- dancers, flags, rifles, and sabers

The show is usually around 8 minutes in length with a theme that tells a story. There are props and costumes that also convey the story. There are several ways to compete through competition circuits such as ISSMA (Indiana State School Music Association) and BOA (Bands of America), but there are many more throughout the United States and the world.


Membership
The WHS Shamrock Pride (WSP) is open to all WWS students in grades 8-12. We will compete in the ISSMA in Class A. The group is made up of advanced level WMS and WHS students.
Eligibility
The Shamrock Pride is a competitive ensemble much like any other sport. In order to be successful, students must be able to commit a large portion of time and effort to the program in and out of rehearsal time. It takes everyone’s commitment and effort to be successful. To “earn your dot” in the competition show it is mandatory for students to meet the attendance requirements outlined in the attendance policy.
Auditions
WSP is a non-auditioned group for all wind players. Students that are interested in filling a percussion role will need to do a brief audition with Ebonie to determine placement in either the drumline or front ensemble. The color guard will complete a performance evaluation to determine weapon line placement.