Kevin Sullivan, Director of Bands

BORAH HIGH SCHOOL

ROARING LIONS BAND

I. REGISTRATION- Band Students Register on their assigned day at 8:30 AM-

                                   then go directly to band practice.

II. CLASSES:

  1. MARCHING/SYMPHONIC BAND: 4th Period, ALL YEAR course.

      Marching 1st quarter, Symphonic Band is remainder of the year      

B.  JAZZ ENSEMBLE: (Audition only) 5th Period, ALL YEAR course. 3 year   

      Commitment.  You must be in Marching/Symphonic Band to qualify.   

      Exceptions can be made for: guitar, piano, bass, unless you play a band Inst.

C.   PERCUSSION: 7th Period 1st semester in conjunction with Marching Band

                                 4th Period 2nd semester, with Symphonic band.

                D.  COLORGUARD: 7th period, 1st semester. Marching Band visual team.

                E.  MUSIC THEORY: 6th period, 2ND semester only

III. UNIFORMS:

  1. Marching/Color guard uniforms are provided by the band. You are responsible for the care of the uniform (replacement cost is $800).

Color guard needs will be handled by their instructor.

Band students need to get and pay for the following:

                                1. Black socks, plain ankle-high (buy at any store)

                                
   B. Pep Band: Band Shirts -we buy in bulk at the beginning of the year.

           

   C. Symphonic Band: Ladies- Black dresses provided. Black closed-toe                shoes. Men- white button–up long sleeve shirt, black DRESS pants,              black shoes/socks, Plain Black tie. NO TENNIS SHOES or FLIP FLOPS.

 

IV. REHEARSALS:  Are the key to success. In order to have a successful group, all members must be present and are required to be at all rehearsals. Rehearsals begin two weeks prior to school (see schedule). When school begins we practice primarily on Tuesday and Thursday 3:30-5:30 PM. With an occasional Wed. to avoid conflicts. Two weeks before the DIII competition, we practice daily (Oct.). IMPORTANT: All members must attend the practices two weeks before school begins. If not, they may be removed from the show and therefore from band. TAKE VACATIONS AT AN  EARLIER TIME. Anybody who might miss any practice must have Mr. Sullivan’s approval prior to its occurrence. Work 854-4457, Home 338-9781.

 

V. PERFORMANCES: The ROARING LIONS MARCHING BAND performs at parades, community events, at all home football games and at two or three marching band competitions. The SYMPHONIC BAND & JAZZ ENSEMBLE has numerous concerts, festivals, clinics and special performances during the year, with an occasional tour (@ $300 cost).

The PEP BAND plays at several Basketball games as well as school assemblies.

YOU ARE EXPECTED AND REQUIRED TO BE AT EVERYTHING THE BAND SCHEDULES FOR THE YEAR. IT IS A COMMITMENT TO THE TEAM.

 

VI. TRANSPORTATION : Busses will be provided for the students from the school to all  football games at Donna Larsen Park. All students are required to ride the bus both ways.

For special circumstances a student may ride with a parent if PRE-ARRANGED the day before or earlier and approved by Mr. Sullivan.

 

VII. SPORTS:

Students wishing to be involved with any sport and band (which is encouraged) must talk to Mr. Sullivan personally before the end of JUNE to determine a solution to the conflicts that may occur between the 2 activities. Each sport/level and student will be handled on an individual basis as every situation/scenario is different.  A “1 size fits all” policy does not exist and no precedent has been set as to the dealings with these conflicts.