As a student coming in to the band programs at Carroll, there can be quite a few questions about band. Please view the information below to find answers to many of these questions. Still have more questions? Please contact Mr. Hassell.
Being in the Marching Band DOES meet the Graduation Pathways Requirement of a “service-based learning experience:”
Here is a short video of the Carroll "Charger Pride" Marching Band experience!
Marching Band Rehearsals and Band Camp Info
Please see the schedule of rehearsals and performances on the Marching Band page. Keep an eye on the Charms calendar (home page of this website) for dates and times.
ITEMS NEEDED FOR ALL PRACTICES
Your music in a 3-ring binder.
Lanyard or string/shoelaces to hold drill book
Fanny Pack to put your drill book in
White & Black 1" Electrical Tape
For weapons: Screw drivers (flat blade and phillips)
Drill book (this will be explained during practice).
Big jug of Ice Water.
Sunscreen (Hats are good too!) Lip balm with SPF.
Bug spray for evening rehearsals.
Gym shoes -- no sandals!
Dress for the weather.
Lunch for all-day camp days (see below).
Where to go: The first days of rehearsals will start in the band room. Sometimes practice will begin at the Band Practice field. This is located off Carroll Rd to the west of the school behind the tennis courts. Your director will tell you where to meet. IF YOU ARE GETTING DROPPED OFF, you may enter Door 40 which is right next to the band room (enter the parking lot at the stop light on Carroll Rd.). IF YOU ARE DRIVING YOURSELF: Students AND parents parking at the school MUST park in the student parking lot off Bethel Rd. and enter door 13. They are not to park in the lot adjacent to door 40 at any time. Door 40 is strictly for dropping off and picking up.
Meals: During rehearsals when there is a meal break you can either: pack a meal, have a parent drop off a meal for you, or pre-order a meal from the boosters. There are no refrigerators or microwaves available for use. There will be order forms for fast food meals that you can pay for and the boosters will deliver for your meal breaks. These order forms come out about every month during marching band season and will be on the front page of this website when it is time to order.