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2023-2024 PCHS Band Info

Dear New and Current PCHS Band Members,

We are excited to welcome you as a new member or welcome you back as a returning member of the Paulding County High School “Pride of Paulding” for the 2023-2024 school year.  We have an exciting year planned and are excited for the possibilities of a new year and continuing to uphold the tradition of excellence that has been established by the band at Paulding County High School.  Please make sure to click the link above and fill out the registration form. 

 

Band Placement Auditions for all winds and percussionists will take place during your current band class at PCHS or at your middle school.  Drumline and Front Ensemble auditions will take place April 24, 25, and 27 from 4-6:30 PM at PCHS.  Color Guard auditions will take place April 24, 25, 26, and 27 from 4-6:30 PM at PCHS.

May Band Booster Meeting and Band Sign Up Night- There is a mandatory meeting for all band students and parents who will be part of the 2023-2024 band program Monday, May 8 at 6:00 PM in the PCHS Auditorium. All students must bring at least one parent to the meeting. 

At this meeting we will cover all the important information concerning marching band and concert band participation for the upcoming school year.  Topics will include band policies, related fees, band calendar, communication, and the show reveal for the 2023 season.  Please bring the required forms completed and signed to help speed up the process.  Forms can be accessed below by clicking "Required Forms" below.

  1. Band Member Contract

  2. “Blanket” Field Trip Form

  3. Medical History Permission and Release Form

  4. Paulding County School District “Heat Form”

  5. Photo-Video Media Release Form

Marching Band members for 2023-2024 will be required to sign a contract and are asked to pay the first payment installment before the end of the school year.  This can be completed at the May 8 info meeting.  If you are a returning member and have an active balance, please contact our booster club to resolve any outstanding fees.  

 

We look forward to seeing everyone at our May meeting and at Band Camp in July!  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Band Placement Audition Details

Winds

  • As many major scales and arpeggios as you can perform in 3 minutes (GMEA format)

  • Full range chromatic scale

  • Audition Etude

Percussion

  • As many major scales and arpeggios as you can perform in 3 minutes on a mallet percussion instrument (GMEA format)

  • Full range chromatic scale on a mallet percussion instrument

  • Mallet and Snare Drum audition etude.

Contact your band director for the audition etude.

  

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