Rookie Camp: June 9th - June 11th, 9:00am-12:00pm
Due to COVID-19 the dates for rookie camp are tentative.
You will be informed of any changes to the dates.
Rookie Camp is required for all incoming rookies/first years and student leadership.
This includes upcoming 9th graders as well as students who are transferring into our program. During this three day long camp, students are taught fundamentals of marching, playing while moving, as well as many things they need to know to help them have a successful first year in band. Also, it is during rookie camp that students will tryout for parts.
as you can see, it is important to be t rookie camp all day, every day.
Pre-camp: July 20th - July 24, 6:00pm-10:00pm
Band camp: July 27th - July 31, 12:00pm-9:00pm
Band Camp and Pre-Camp is required for all band members.
Full band rehearsal is required for horn line and drum line.
Band camp is when we will work with everyone to put on our halftime show.
(dates coming soon)
The Navarre Colorguard if the visual element of our halftime show and an integral part of the Raider Band. The group spin rifles, flags, and sabres to highlight the music being performed by the instrumentalists. They are full members of the band program and perform at all games and contests. likewise, they are expected to be at all rehearsals.
Membership in guard is open to all incoming freshman as well as current students at NHS. please wear P.E type clothing (i.e cool, breathable clothing and closed toed shoes) and participate in the color coordinating days.
(dates and info coming soon)
(dates coming soon)
Percussion is the most demanding and requires it members to master many differant instruments. During percussion audition camp, students are allowed to play all of the various instruments that are used in the performance of our marching band show to include mallet/keyboards and snare drum and everything in between. there are many instruments for a student to choose from, but most importantly, follwing the evaluation from our director and staff, students will be placed on the instrument that will offer them the most individual success. freshman are sometimes dissapointed in ther placement, but they should remember that the skill set needed to be successful at the highschol level is above what is required at the midle school level. the staff and i will do everything in our power to help the student build their skills so that they may advance to the level they want
DRUM LINE CAMP
Drum Line Camp: July 13th - July 17th, 8:30am-4:00pm
Required for all drum line members.
Required for all drum line members.
Band FAQ (not fully updated)
When does the Raider Band start practicing?
The Raider Band starts summer band practices as soon as we get out of school. Band Camp is July, 16th - August 27th. The Color Guard and Percussion also have an earlier week long camp from June 18th - 22nd. 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. each day.
My child wants to be in Color Guard, does that make her part of the band?
Yes, the Color Guard is considered an important part of the Marching Band. What is sometimes referred to as the “Raider Band Program” consists of Symphonic band students, Concert band students, Steel Drum band students, Indoor Color Guard students as well as Marching Band students. The Band Boosters’ charter is to support all aspects of the Raider Band Program, although Marching Band is at the forefront during the Fall.
What is rookie camp? When does it start? Is it necessary for my student?
rookie camp is a time when we bring all of the new marchers in for a three day long total emersion into the marching arts. They will learn the basics to nearly every aspect of marching band movement as it relates to performing their half time show. This camp is mandatory for all students new to the Raider Marching Band no matter what grade they are in.
How many hours do marching band students practice during the school week?
The Navarre Raider Band practices 7 1/2 hours per week. Our rehearsals are every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. rain or shine. The only time a rehearsal is cancelled during this time is when the SRSD deems it too dangerous for students to remain on campus. This is normally weather related. Please do not assume rehearsal is cancelled because of rain. If the weather is bad, we will stay inside. This schedule is in place from the first day of school until the last competition around the first of November. The Monday following our last competition, we will scale back rehearsals to roughly one afternoon a week, usually Thursday. While this is not set in stone, it is commonly true and is dependent on the needs of the group.
When do marching students do homework?
Students are dismissed promptly at 6:30pm. While they do have to learn time management, the majority of our students have no problem keeping up with their academic requirements. The majority of our students are A or A/B students and many juggle Dual Enrollment, AP class schedules and jobs.
Remember, our schedule is only hectic the first 11 weeks of school.
When does the Raider Band perform?
The Navarre Raider Band performs at every varsity football game both home and away, pep rallies and many local and regional competitions.
Where can I find a complete listing of all rehearsal and performance times?
The official Raider Band calendar is here.
What is Charms and how do I access it?
Charms Office Assistant is a web-based management system for the Raider Band.
You can access it by going to www.charmsoffice.com and logging in at the top right of the page as a student/parent.
The school code is navarreraiders Once you are registered, your password will be your students school assigned 57#.
You self register here.
If you are already registered, you can log in here.
What is Fair Share?
Fair share is an equal amount of money owed to the Raider Band for buses, music, technicians, fuel costs, and many more things. This amount varies year to year. Come to a band parent meeting to see how your fair share is spent.
What is required clothing for the Raider Marching Band?
The Raider Marching band has a specific dress code. Read about dress code requirements here.
Does the Raider Band have a handbook?
Yes, you may view and download the handbook here.
What is the difference between the Raider Band Boosters and the Raider Band?
The Boosters are a parent organization that exists to support the Band, provide volunteers for various functions and other logistical needs, and raise funds to help offset some of the costs incurred by the Band. The Boosters operate under a budget separate from the Band Fair Share, but they do provide support and funding for things such as trailers and trailer maintenance, staffing and many other things. They are there to "bridge the gap" financially for whatever is not covered by "Fair Share" payments.
It all seems like so much to take in, how can I keep it all straight?
Congratulations on your investment in your child by wanting to include music as part of a well-rounded education! We have all been there as new band parents and it admittedly can be very overwhelming. This is another reason why we have the Band Boosters organization, to provide information and support to YOU! You’ve heard of the positive reputation that Navarre High School has, and likely you’ve researched and heard about some of the accolades that the Raider Band program has to its credit. You are about to become another reason for the continued success of the Raider Band. To facilitate that, we have an “Adopt-A-Rookie Program” AARP where we’ll assign you to a veteran band parent who will personally make sure you have your questions answered, are well informed, and are kept up to date.
When does the Raider Band Boosters hold their meetings?
The Raider Band Boosters meets approximately August through May on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in the NHS Media Center. Announcements are sent out via the email, Remind group text and posted on the Charms calendar.