Frequently asked questions
What if I need to borrow an instrument?
The school owns several of the larger instruments and we can supply to those for what we have inventory for. All others will need to acquire an instrument from a local dealer. We will keep you notified once instruments are available.
Where can I find more information about Color Guard?
Visit our GUARD page for the most recent updates on how to join.
What if I have a schedule conflict during any of the camps?
Be sure to email Mr. Galloway with as much advanced notice as possible with specific dates.
What classes do I sign up for?
Sign-up for a Concert Band course. Following Placement Auditions, we will submit the correct class schedule to the counseling office. If you are in Guard, sign up for the Color Guard course.
Can I play a sport and still do marching band?
Yes you can. You will have a busy fall, but it is possible to do both. We may have to compromise here and there (on game days, for example), but if you have the will, we’ll find the way!
What's in it for me?
You will make friends in the band that will last through your high school career and beyond. Freshmen will have lots of new upperclassmen friends before school starts, and they’ll have a head start knowing their way around the school. It makes the transition into high school much easier, plus you get a fine arts credit. There are lots of leadership opportunities within the band. Also, marching band looks GREAT on college applications.
What if I decide I don't like marching band?
Please decide sooner rather than later. If you aren’t sure, come to band camp. You can try it out and decide whether or not you like it then. We prefer that you at least give it a shot – don’t assume you won’t like it.
Does the marching band travel?
That’s many band members’ favorite part! We take trips just about weekly to contests and football games. The bus rides are all part of the fun.
I play a double reed instrument. What do I do in marching band?
Some instruments such as double reeds will need to move to a new instrument. For those students we will help you in your transition to this new instrument. You will still be playing your original instrument during classes.
How can parents get involved?
The Jordan High School Band & Guard Booster Club is always looking for more help. You can do a little or a lot, but there is a place for every parent. Be sure to watch the BOOSTER page for specific announcements in regards to volunteering.
When will I have time for homework?
Students get almost a full hour before rehearsals begin every day to meet with teachers, attend tutorials, and work on homework in the band hall. Students in advanced classes are also available to assist as needed.