SPARTAN ALLIANCE MARCHING BAND
In order to build a strong and united Spartan Alliance Band, each new season begins with a three-week intensive band camp. The purpose of band camp is to prepare for the upcoming marching season, to prepare for all competitions and performances, and to mold band members into a unified performing unit. Members are required to shift from an I/Me reasoning to a We/Us concept. Instead of the logic being, what’s in it for me, it becomes, what’s in it for us? The values of cooperation, communication, concentration, and completion come into play each day at rehearsal.
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The marching band performs pre-game and half-time of home football games. Prior to the start of the football game, the band takes the field to perform the visiting school's fight song, Homestead's fight song, and the Star Spangled Banner.
During the football game, the band is seated in the end zone. The directors may choose to release the band members during the third period and everyone must return before the start of the fourth period.
On football Fridays, the band practices after school. Students are allowed a one hour break for dinner before returning to school to prepare for the performance.
The marching band competition schedule includes every Saturday from early September through mid November. The contest schedule includes invitationals, the ISSMA competition circuit of District, Regional, Semi-State, and State Finals and select Bands of America competitions.
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