All high school students who are enrolled in Marching Band for the first semester are considered members of the marching band. Students will be required to perform at pre-game, in the stands and at halftime for all home football games. There may be other required events that will be announced with notice as we near closer to the marching season. Approved absences must be reported AT LEAST 2 WEEKS before the event in question. After this time, an alternative assignment, to make up points lost from missing the performance, is not guaranteed to be granted.
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Marching Band Music
To access the marching band music you must login with your Berkley Schools email address (more music will be uploaded to the folder over the next two weeks).
Click on the Link to Access and Download Marching Band Music
Andrew Georgeff- Co-Section Leader
Hilary Coon - Co-Section Leader
Sammi Cohen - Rank Captain
Jackson Gifford - Rank Captain
Jessica Alexander - Rank Captain
Eve Boddy - Section Leader
Nora Rhein - Rank Captain
Elijah Taub - Rank Captain
Max Schoonover - Section Leader
Niko Leboeuf - Rank Captain
Mia King - Co-Section Leaders
Simon Fishman - Co-Section Leaders
Mina Nielsen - Rank Captain
Noa Green - Rank Captain
Max Collens - Section Leader
Sam Bourgeois - Rank Captain
Kevin Upcott - Rank Captain
Emily Bourgeois - Section Leader
Asher Block - Rank Captain
Mac Stevens - Rank Captain
Annie Citron - Section Leader
BHS will be receiving new marching band uniforms for the 2019 season. More info will be released soon.
More details will be released soon.
Every member of the Berkley School Band is a leader. These positions serve as guides to this leadership.
Section Leaders – Section leaders are responsible for all of the members of his or her section. Section leaders are expected to be able to demonstrate and teach good musicianship as well as good marching technique. Section leaders may elect to call extra sectionals as they see fit. Section leaders must submit an application in order to be considered for the position. The position of Section Leader is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Rank Captains – Rank Captains are similar in function to section leaders. They are expected to share similar traits and responsibilities of the section leader. Rank leaders should confer with their section leaders when making larger or more meaningful decisions. The position of Rank Leader is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Drum Major –The drum major serves as the leader of the Marching Band. The drum major is responsible for assisting the director in fundamentals rehearsal, conducting the ensemble, dealing with administrative duties, and contributing the success of the entire program. Prospective drum majors must audition in December. The position of Drum Major is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Hazing and Harassment Policy
The Berkley Marching Band defines hazing as any action taken or situation created which is intentionally designed to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. Such activities and situations include: creation of excessive fatigue; physical or psychological abuse; wearing apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts; morally degrading or humiliating games and activities; late work sessions which interfere with scholastic activities; and any other activities which are not consistent with the policies of Berkley Schools. Any band members in violation of the Hazing and Harassment Policy will be immediately referred to the Berkley Administration.
Members of the Berkley Marching Band will take water breaks at least once every 90 minutes. Water breaks will be given more frequently depending upon temperature and intensity of physical activity. Water will be available at all times. Water will be made readily available to all students during outdoor rehearsals. A band member may excuse him or herself from a practice or performance at any time if they feel lightheaded, dizzy, weak, nauseated, or have muscle cramps. The student should then report directly to the director or chaperone. The band staff and chaperones will continuously monitor student health during rehearsals and may remove a student from rehearsal if they display symptoms of dehydration or heat related illnesses.
Alcohol and Drugs Policy
Students who have consumed or are in possession of Alcohol (or any other illegal substance) are subject to the Berkley High School code of conduct and its outlined penalties. In addition, students who choose to use alcohol during performances may be subject to the law and will not be allowed to perform in our next event.