Washington Warrior Marching Band
Approximately 120 students make up the Warrior Marching Band. Our goal is to create innovative and exciting marching productions, while helping our students reach for excellence. We seek to give the audience an engaging production and to provide a sense of "Warrior Pride" for the students, friends and families at Washington.
Miss the 2018 marching band meeting but still want to know what was discussed?
Check out the PowerPoint below! Always email us with any questions.
***PLEASE NOTE THIS ERROR: BAND BOOSTER MEETINGS ARE THE SECOND MONDAY OF EACH MONTH, NOT TUESDAY***
2018 show, "Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance"
See trailer below for more information and a better understanding of our theme!
2018 Important Dates
Sections of the Warrior Marching Band
We feature almost all the instruments that are in a normal concert band, including Flutes, Clarinets, different types of Saxophones, Trumpets, Horns, Trombones, Baritones, and Sousaphones (Tuba)
The WHS Drumline is comprised of two unique but related elements: The Battery and the Frontline. The Battery Percussion is made up of Marching Snares, Tenors (sometimes called Quads or Multi-Tom) and Bass Drums. The Frontline includes a number of melodic percussion instruments like Marimbas, Xylophones, Vibraphones, and Timpani. In addition, we have non-melodic instruments like Bass Drum and Gongs, Tom-Toms, Cymbals, and other accessory percussion instruments.
The WHS Colorguard is an important part of our visual program. It includes performers that use different types of equipment (like flags, rifles, and other equipment) as well as performing a variety of dances.
The Colorguard often helps to narrate the story through different types of dance, flags, and various other types of equipment.
How do I become a part of the Marching Band at Washington High School?
To join the Warrior Marching Band, there are new member meetings that happen in the spring. Percussion and Colorguard are required to audition for positions after registering for marching band.
The Warrior Marching Band meets weekly during the summer for sectionals. We then meet three-four weeks before the school year starts for the annual "Drill Camp" when we learn the spots on the field, add music, and make our show whole. During the regular season (school year) we usually meet Mondays from 6:55am to 8:20am, then Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings at 6:55am. There are football games on Friday nights where we either provide entertainment and "Warrior Pride" through our Pep Band performances or a rendition of our field show. Competitions take place on Saturdays, and sometimes they range from a few hours, to an overnight stay the night before.
Being a part of anything successful takes planning and commitment, and we strive to always meet students "where they are." If you are interested in becoming a part of our Band, please let Mr. Diischer or Mrs. Coyne know!
Costs and Payments
To help defray the costs that naturally come with a performance ensemble, we ask all students to meet a fundraising target of about $225. We have multiple fundraising opportunities throughout the year. In addition, you may fundraise to build up your Individual Student Account which can help to pay for the four year rotational trip that the WHS Bands take.