Seminole High School Band

Information from the April 3, 2014 Incoming Parent Meeting

A lot of information was conveyed by Mr. Malcolm and Ms. Newhouse during the annual incoming parents and band members meeting tonight. Following is a summary of important dates and information that were provided. Do you know an incoming parent or student who did not attend? Please pass this information along!

Phone numbers, email addresses, and office information is posted here:

Sign up for emails here:

Join the Pride of the Tribe on Facebook:

Please see information on the different band programs here:
In addition, we have 2 jazz bands, and an orchestra. There are also AP and IB level music courses.

Common Fears and Concerns

If I am in a magnet program, will I be able to do this?
Can I be in a sport and also band?
Can I handle the workload of IB and also band?
Can I be in health academy and also band?

The answer to all of these questions is yes!  If you would like to talk to a student or a band parent who can speak to your concerns please contact the band directors.

Summer Rehearsals

These are for all incoming band students as well as current students!

  • Thursday May 29 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Thursday July 17 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Summer Registration

Group Date and Time
Returning Members Thursday July 24, 7:00 PM
New Members Friday July 25
Last Name: A-L 7:00 PM
Last Name: M-Z 7:30 PM

Percussion Audition Dates

April 14,16,17,24 5:00 PM-6:30 PM

Band Camp

“Hopoewaw” Day is Saturday July 26 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Hopoewaw means little child, and is the term we use for incoming band students, whether freshmen or later.
All students:
Monday July 28 – Friday August 1 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
It it mandatory that all students attend band camp.

Marching Season

Marching Season is August 15 – November 9 (not including playoffs)
Marching Rehearsals: Wednesdays 1:45-5:00 PM and Thursdays 2:45 PM-5:00 PM

Football Games

Friday Night Meet at 4:45 PM return at 11 PM

Conflict with Sports or Other Events

Rule is: Even split of time. Miss as much of band as you do the other group
Call or send note if emergency arises 407-320-5161

If you are going to be late please call the band office and leave a message

Band Fees

2014-15 Band fees for new members will be $300.00 ($225 + initial $75 for incoming students) which covers:

  • Rental of marching (if applied)
  • Uniform cleanings
  • Uniform repairs and alterations
  • Entrance fee for All-State Aud, S & E’s, Marching and Concert Fest
  • Marching Band Shoes
  • Gloves
  • Flip Folder
  • Band T-shirt
  • Band Camp clinicians
  • Bus costs (except the band trips)
  • Awards given at Band Banquet (for students)

Payments must be worked out the first week of school

Instrument rental = $50 per semester. Make checks payable to SHS Band

Students will have to purchase their own concert apparel/uniforms

BPA Information

current officers: see

Especially become familiar with:

  • Treasurers, including a dedicated treasurer for student accounts
  • Chaperone coordinators

You get out what you put in!

Recent Band Trips

  • 2010-11 London
  • 2011-12 Savannah/Atlanta, and also hosted Japanese band
  • 2012-13 Washington DC & Jazz Chiefs went to Japan
  • 2013-14 Hosted Japanese band
  • 2014-15 Hawaii – Pearl Harbor Performance/Parade

It is still possible to go to Hawaii as an incoming student, but time is limited.  If you are interested you must contact us ASAP. See


BPA Fundraisers: trees, seat cushions, concessions, Quarter Days (see

Student account fundraisers – raise money to apply to trips, your yearly band fees

Schedule to take band for 4 years. You should not be thinking of trying band for 1 year, then moving on to other programs every year.

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