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Edmond Memorial Marching Ensemble

The Edmond Memorial marching band is a competitive marching band rich in tradition and excellence. It explores the latest trends for competitive marching bands around the nation.  

GOAL:

To provide an outlet for student performance, design, social and competitive opportunities.  

PERFORMANCES:

The marching band performs at halftime of all home varsity football games as well as some away games.  They also perform at all competitive contests and festivals; approximately 4 contests per season.  The format of most contests are a prelim / finals contest.  They also perform various community support appearances based on need and accessibility, such as parades or holiday events. 

REHEARSALS:

Bulldog Band rehearsals are as follows, but not limited to:

 

  • Incoming Freshmen and preliminary after school rehearsals each year in May.

  • Summer Rehearsal:  4th of July Parade practices/performance. 

  • Band Camp:  Begins approximately 2 weeks before the first day of school for 7 hours per rehearsal day.

  • School Day Rehearsals:   6:50am through 1st hour. 

  • Sectional Rehearsal:  An additional rehearsal per week devoted to just the students of a particular section (i.e. Percussion, Guard, Hornline, etc.).

  • Evening Rehearsals:  Every Thursday or Friday evening from 4pm-8pm depending on that week's football schedule.

  • Rehearsal and performance dates and times will be provided to each student as well as posted on the internet.

ASSESSMENT FEES:

Each band member’s costs and fees are based on but not limited to the following:

 

  • Uniform Accessories

  • Trip Food:  The members are fed during ballgames and at least twice at all contests.

  • Charter Bus rental for certain contests.  

  • Band director fees not covered by school funds. 

  • Color Guard Fees:  Because of the continual evolution of the Color Guard program it is difficult to foresee exact costs to guard members.  However, typical costs include:  Summer Instruction Fee, Practice Uniform, Performance Shoes, and Specialized Equipment.

 

Assessment Fees are paid through Charms.  CLICK HERE to learn more about Charms