Marching Band

The bobcat marching band is comprised of over 110 student musicians grades 9-12. The BMB performs at football games, in parades, pep rallies, local marching festivals, community events, and more. The bobcat marching band is a co-curricular class at Bowling Green High School, and students are expected to attend summer rehearsals and band camp mid-July to August. High School band is a year-long class and occurs 1st period. Students audition into either concert band or symphonic band following the fall football season. Prior experience in middle school band programs is expected.

Upcoming Events

Creating a Healthy Environment

Band students are expected to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing protol of 6 feet at rehearsals and performances. Mask may only be removed when playing a wind instrument. Percussionists, drum major, and directors will wear masks at all times. We recommend student musicians to purchase "bell covers" for

their instrument, especially when we anticipate returning to indoor rehearsals.

This "best practice" for band instruments is using bell covers to mitigate droplet spread. In preparation for the future, all wind players (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, mellophone, horn, trombone, baritone, tuba) to have a bell cover for their instrument. Sousaphone players will not need them since the class of 1962 donated covers a few years ago. Also keep in mind students will need bell covers as we transition to concert/symphonic band later this fall (some students in marching band switch instruments for concert/symphonic band)

Families can purchase from Rettig music Here: Instrument Bell Covers

Uniform Responsibilities

The BGHS Band will provide:

  • Marching Uniform jacket, pants, hat

  • First pair of gloves

  • One polo shirt and one pair of shorts for use as the summer uniform

  • Concert wear - dress for girls / tuxedo for boys

  • Cleaning, maintenance, and alterations of marching uniforms and concert formal wear

  • Student band spirit shirt

Each student will provide:

  • White marching band shoes for marching season

  • Long white socks for marching band uniform

  • White footie socks or short socks for summer uniforms

  • Black dress shoes for concert wear

  • Boys – black socks for concert wear

  • When needed: purchase replacement of gloves, polo shirt, and/or shorts will be made through the band. (checks payable to BG Board of Education) Students are expected to properly care for their uniforms.

  • Instrument- Please make sure your instrument is in good working/playing condition. Repairs can be made at Instrument Care Center (Findlay, OH)

  • Music Accessories such as flip folders, lyres, valve oil, reeds and other items. Reeds will be sold only by the box. Clarinet reed brands: Vandoren or Mitchel Lurie. Sax reed brands: Vandoren or La Voz.

Uniform Descriptions

Summer Uniforms: Summer uniforms consist of a red polo that says “Bowling Green Performing Arts,” plus a pair of band-issued Dickies brand khaki shorts and white marching band shoes with short white socks. Summer uniforms will be worn when the directors call for summer rather than full marching uniforms. Students are responsible for washing their own summer uniform.

Continuing band members should already have a red polo and khaki shorts assigned to them. If there is a need for a different size, students may trade shirts or shorts in good condition for a different size. If new shirts or shorts are needed they will need to be purchased ($10 each). Freshmen students may continue to use the red polo shirt received in middle school. If a student does not have a polo, he or she will receive one at fitting time. He or she will also be fitted for a pair of khaki shorts.

Marching Uniforms: In July/August, every student will be fitted or re-fitted for his or her marching uniform jacket, pants, and hat. He or she will also receive one pair of gloves as a new student. Replacement gloves are $3 per pair. Marching uniforms must be kept at the high school. Uniforms should be hung properly within the garment bag in their assigned uniform locker.

Each student must provide long (mid-calf or higher), plain white socks. Footie (no show) socks or short socks may only be worn with summer uniforms.

Summer Newsletter 2020.docx

Summer 2020 Newsletter

BMB Medical Form.pdf

BMB Medical Form