Frequently Asked Questions
Q: As an eighth grader, what classes do I need to register for?
A: Freshmen must register for BOTH semesters of Concert Band.
(Concert Band I & Concert Band II)
Q: Does it cost anything to be in High School Band?
A: Yes, there is a yearly fee of $30 per student. This fee is our "fair share" that all band students pay. It is used to purchase a method book to use in class, to pay for instrument repairs, and supplies. It is also suggested that students purchase new, upgraded reeds/mouthpieces/head-joints/mallets that they will need for more advanced playing.
Q: When can I audition for Symphonic Band or Wind Ensemble?
A: Any band student may audition for Symphonic Band or Wind Ensemble at the end of the Fall semester of Freshmen year.
Q: Can I be in Marching Band and participate in sports?
A: Yes. Most definitely! Staying fit and healthy is an important part of being a good musician. The band works with the fall sports coaches in making it possible for students to have equal time at after school sports practices and band rehearsals.
We have had Cross Country members, Winter Track members, Volleyball players, Soccer players and even Football players in the Marching Band.
Q: If I sign up for Marching Band do I have to go to Marching Band camp?
A: Band Camp is mandatory for all Marching Band students. You must attend all days of band camp. If there is a conflict with attending any portion of the camp, please email Mr. Brusseau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: When is Band Camp?
A: Band Camp is the first full week of August and the following Monday and Tuesday. Camp hours are from 8am-5pm each day.
Q: When are after school practices for Marching Band?
A: Marching Band rehearses each Tuesday & Thursday from 3:35-5:15PM until the end of Football season.
Q: How can I audition for drum line?
A: In order to be on drum line you must pass the drum line audition and you must attend scheduled drum line practices during the summer.
Q: Can I take band and still take AP and Honors classes?
A: ABSOLUTELY!!! You can take band and still have room for honor classes. The fact is, the majority of the AP and Honors students at Davie High School participate in band and other arts classes. By the way...Students in any High School Band class receive an Honors Credit each semester!
Q: What about the STEM program? Can I be in band and be in STEM?
A: Certainly. The majority of band students are involved in STEM A lot of what we do everyday in class is related to the skills you use in STEM classes. Take a look at this graphic - CLICK HERE
Q: Can I participate in Band if I go to the Early College or decide to take all virtual classes?
A: Unfortunately, no. Early college and virtual students are not able to participate in arts classes at Davie High.
Q: Is there financial aid available to assist in situations of need?
A: Yes. The Band Boosters do offer scholarships to assist students in covering most band expenses.
Q: When the band travels, where do they go?
A: Other than our usual football games and band festivals, we go on one trip every other year. In the past the band has traveled to...
2003 - London, England (London New Year's Day Parade)
2007 - Hawaii, USA
2009 - Disney World, Florida
2011 - Disney World & Universal Studios, Florida
2013 - Munich, Germany & Salzburg and Vienna, Austria
2015 - Disney World & Universal Studios, Florida
2016 - Washington D.C. (US ARMY National Concert Band Festival)
2017 - European Tour (London, England / Paris, France / Vaduz, Liechtenstein / Crans-Montana, Switzerland / Innsbruck, Austria / Venice, Italy / Rothenburg, Germany)
2017 - Chicago, Illinois (McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Parade)
2019 - London, England & Paris, France
Available Band Courses
-CONCERT BAND (Freshmen Class)-
Concert Band I - Fall.......................Grade 9
Concert Band II - Spring................Grade 9
Symphonic Band I - Fall............Grade 10-12
Symphonic Band II - Spring.....Grade 10-12
-WIND ENSEMBLE (Honors Credit)-
Wind Ensemble I - Fall...........Audition Only
Wind Ensemble II - Spring....Audition Only
SAMPLE 4 YEAR
These are actual Davie High School
HOW CAN PARENTS HELP?
The High School Band is always in need of volunteers to help with many things. Without parent involvement in the High School Band Program it is extremely difficult and near impossible to function. The most important thing you can do to help is to join the Band Boosters. The Band Boosters meet once every other month during the school year and provide support for our students in the following ways…
- Issuing and cleaning uniforms
- Assist with small alterations
- Ensures the transportation
of equipment to all events
- Assists in coordinating fund raisers
- Chaperoning all band trips and
all athletic events
- Help ice down hundreds of drinks at
- And many other things!!!