Bring Back the Band


Dear CavMusic Students and Families:

Help us Bring Back the Band by performing with the South Carroll High School Cavalier Pep Band at home varsity football games. You can sign-up from now until August 20 via this link: https://forms.gle/4hhcRTKxZKFDuvpM8. This opportunity is open to ALL Cavalier musicians, including string players. The commitment is minimal, the music is easy, and it is a great chance to make friends with folks who share a common interest. You will learn discipline, leadership, and excellence – all while having lots of fun supporting school spirit!


Commitment Pep Band Rehearsals:

  • August 23, 2022 6 – 8 PM Pep Band Rehearsal (Percussion Only) SCH Bandroom

  • August 25, 2022 6 – 8 PM Pep Band Rehearsal (Percussion Only) SCH Bandroom

  • August 30, 2022 6 – 8 PM Pep Band Rehearsal SCH Bandroom

  • September 1, 2022 6 – 8 PM Pep Band Rehearsal SCH Bandroom

Home Varsity Football Schedule:

  • September 2, 2022 6:30 PM Brunswick

  • September 9, 2022 6:30 PM Northeast

  • September 23, 2022 6:30 PM Manchester Valley

  • October 7, 2022 6:30 PM Winters Mill

  • October 21, 2022 6:30 PM Century

Game Day Pep Band Schedule:

  • Students welcomed to stay after school to do homework, talk, or watch a movie in SCH Bandroom

  • 4:45 PM Warm-up and rehearse in SCH Bandroom

  • 5:15 PM Dinner (Bring your own, or purchase – more information below)

  • 5:55 PM Outside, ready to march to field

  • 6 PM March to field

  • 9 PM Game over (Approximate time)

Although I would like students to perform at all five games, I understand that some folks may have prior commitments. I do ask that students minimally commit to perform at four of the games so we will have enough players for each performance.


Music


You can access the music and recordings via this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1SuMuoR6BB79gn0KBYnB-N_icfEy2YFB3?usp=sharing I’ll print parts and have them ready at the first rehearsal for folks who sign-up. I’m also continuing to write new music and will provide parts to students as they are ready. If you would like to participate in Pep Band but feel that any of this music is too difficult, please send me a private email and I’ll work with you to modify it to suit your abilities.


Dress/Uniform

Pep Band members will be provided with a free t-shirt for games. The t-shirts are new and students will keep them. They are expected to wear that t-shirt and blue jeans for games. Students will also have the option to purchase a pep band sweatshirt for colder games.


Expenses

I’m trying to keep Pep Band as low cost and high impact as possible, however there a few items that students will need to purchase to be successful.

  • Lyre - Students will need a lyre (pronounced ‘liar’) to attach the music to their instrument. (Lyres cost about $15 and can be purchased at any local music store – just take your instrument with you to make sure you purchase the correct one). I will provide specialized lyres for percussionists at no cost.

  • Dinner – Students will have the option to purchase a dinner prior to each game. The dinner will consist of two slices of pizza, water, fresh fruit and a cookie for $6.00. More information about this will be sent home later.

  • Uniform – Pep Band members will be given with a free t-shirt for games. The t-shirts are new and students will keep them. Students will also have the option to purchase a pep band sweatshirt for colder games. Order information will be sent home later.

Eligibility

Students in the Cavalier Pep Band are required to comply with all CCPS academic eligibility, conduct eligibility, and attendance eligibility requirements.

You can sign-up for Pep Band from now until August 20 via this link: https://forms.gle/4hhcRTKxZKFDuvpM8 Questions? Please don’t hesitate to send me an email and I’ll get back to you ASAP.