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    Welcome to the Band of Gold
    Marching Band page

    Here you will find various information about the marching band program
     at Boswell High School
     
     2011 Boswell Band of Gold
    2011 and 2013 Boswell Band of Gold State Marching Contest Photo
    Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
    Placed 12th
     
     Rubrics:
    IPS--(music) IPS Rubric
    M/M--(marching and playing) M and M Rubric

     
     
     
     
    BOG Travel Release Form:
     

     
     
     
      VOLUNTEER INFORMATION 
     
     
     Please be sure to fill out the volunteer form (EMS ISD page, Parent, Volunteers link for electronic application) if you would like to chaperone any of the band events. You must go to this link:
    https://apps.raptorware.com/vsoft/kiosk/volunteerregistration?clientId=2f2487ba-0bf3-4aa5-a0a7-acd86fd35807 
     
    INTERESTED IN JOINING BAND?
     
    Check out the answers to our Frequently Asked Questions on joining Band. Contact a band director if you have additional questions after reading this document.
     
     
    WANT TO HELP THE BAND? 
     
    From time to time, parents, community members and local businesses ask the staff how they may contribute to the band in a way that will help them out the most. For those wishing to assist the Band of Gold, any In-Kind or Monetary donations are accepted. Please contact any director or Band Booster Club Board member.  
     
     
     
    PLEASE BE AWARE THAT TIMES AND DAYS CAN CHANGE FOR VARIOUS REASONS.
    CHECK THE WEBSITE AND EMAIL FREQUENTLY.
     
     
    September, October, and November with few exceptions, band rehearsals are:
    Monday nights from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm 
    Wednesday, Thursday & Friday mornings from 7:00 am to 8:30 am

    These rehearsals are designed to better accommodate drill introduction. Outdoor marching rehearsal during the school day should be an everyday plan. Students should plan to have a drill book and sidewalk chalk.
    We ask all students to contact the appropriate staff member with any problems or concerns. We adjust our workload and pace along with the amount of rest times based upon the weather conditions during rehearsal. Our band staff is constantly monitoring updated information throughout the rehearsal times to continually assess our rehearsal condition and effectiveness. 
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    SmartMusic Pass-Offs
     
    If you have any technical questions, please see Mr. Kirkley or Mr. Fallon.  Region Band Etudes for Smart Music will be available soon.  Watch for assignments in the box that displays upon logging into Smart Music.
     
     
     
    Student Performance Checklist
    • Check All Uniform Parts
    • Instrument
      • See Mr. Kirkley for issue and maintenance of School Instruments
      • See Mr. Spoon for Policies on Percussion Instruments
    • Flip Folder with All Stand Music
    • Water Bottle
    • Show Shirt and Silver Shorts
      • These go under the uniform during performance.  Because students must wear them during the morning pep rally, many students simply wear this throughout the remainder of the school day.