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2020-2021 McMillen Band Online Registration

Congratulations and welcome to the McMillen High School Band of 2020-2021.

The McMillen Band Staff is beyond excited to get to know and work with all of you next year!!

IMPORTANT: We use parent and student emails entered in this registration to communicate with you throughout the year.

  1. Click LOGIN.
    • If you are a first time user, click Create Account and verify your email to continue.
    • If you have a Membership Toolkit account (either with the band or another organization or any PTA), login with your current email and password.
  2. Select My Account and click My Forms/Paperwork.
  3. Click Parent & Student Information.
    • Fill in the Parent (and 2nd Parent, if applicable) information.
      • If you want both parents to be able to manage the account, select Yes or No from the drop-down.
    • Click Next Step to verify or enter your student information.
    • Fill in student information. If you have a returning student, verify that information is correct. 2019-2020 9th graders have been promoted to 10th graders for 2020-2021.
      • Grade–Choose the appropriate grade for the 2020-2021 school year.
      • Marching Status–Choose the appropriate selection (Color Guard, Drumline, Marcher, Front Ensemble)
      • Band Class–Choose the band class in which your student will be placed for the fall.
      • Concert Instrument–Choose the instrument your student plays
      • Marching Instrument–Choose the instrument your student will march with. Choose Color Guard or Drum Major, as appropriate.
    • If you have another student, click I have another Student and enter their information.
  4. When all students have been entered, click Save.
  5. Parents and students, join our private Facebook group for additional communications: https://www.facebook.com/groups/438077510316598

The McMillen Band Staff welcomes everyone to the AWESOME McMillen BAND FAMILY; we are thrilled to work with all of you in the coming year!

 

Join our Private Facebook Group

2020-2021 incoming band students and families, please request to join our private Facebook group.

Join the McMillen HS Color Guard

Friendship • Performance •  Inspiration • Family

 

Color Guard is a growing activity in today’s high schools, with thousands of participants world-wide. Color Guard is a high-energy sport that advances students into a new area of performing and visual arts. The color guard is a mix of all the visual arts: dance, gymnastics, acrobatics, equipment, dance, and color.

 

The guard program consists of talented young ladies and men that are members of the McMillen High School Band. The purpose of color guard is to provide visual color and choreography to the marching band. The guard uses many different types of equipment such as flags, rifles, and sabers.

 

During the Spring season, the guard performs elaborate visual shows set to recorded music – known as WINTERGUARD! These shows are performed in front of audiences and judges and set with intricate costume designs and performed with giant backdrops unique to each show.

 

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! We will teach you everything you need to know to be a member of one of the highest performing and achieving color guards in Texas.

 

Color Guard meets before school every day during marching season. Every student receives extensive training and performance technique. As a guard member, you receive…

★ Extensive Dance education

★ Learn how to spin different equipment: flags, rifles, and sabers

★ Spring Trips to fun locales like San Antonio

★ High School football games

★ Regional competitions

★ Fun parties

★ Non-Varsity level competition starting your freshman year

★ Leadership opportunities

★ Make new friends

★ Membership in the award-winning McMillen Color Guard!

★ Be a part of a huge family

 

We are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic, and energetic students to be a part of our organization.  The color guard is growing fast. Tryouts are easy and we do not expect mastery of all the skills we teach you. We are looking for your ability to master those skills in time. If you have a positive attitude, willingness to succeed, and work very hard, you too can be a part of the MHS Color Guard.

 

Join our Google Classroom

Auditions for the 2020-2021 Color Guard have moved to Google Classroom

 

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Requirements

  • No dance experience or previous training required.
  • No equipment training required all you need is to be there!
  • We will teach you everything!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do students have to already be in band or join band? No, and they don’t have to join band. No instrument is needed!
  • What is the time commitment? Color guard members are expected to practice at all band practice sessions including August summer session. They also have a one week color guard clinic the last week of July. During school they practice with the band before school and attend all the Mcmillen games. They have some Saturday practices for UIL. 
  • Do students receive PE credit? At this time, unfortunately they do NOT get a PE credit or a grade.

Details

Download the flier

Contact Us

Mr. Kurzweil, Director of Bands

josh.kurzweil@pisd.edu

 

April/May 2020 Newsletter

Here is the link to this month's and next month's newsletter. There is information about closing out the band year, so please read and let me know if you have any questions.

April/May 2020 Newsletter

Thank you so much for your time and support this year. Take care and stay safe!

 

Minoo Wille,

McMillen Band Booster President - 2019-2020

Upcoming Events

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