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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.  


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


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. 


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.


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

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