Rookie Marching Band Info

Welcome to the Bands of Wando!

Here is some very important information to help you get started.

2019-20 Master-Schedule

  • As we continue to navigate through the year of COVID19, we are constantly updating our schedule with changes based on CCSD and Wando regulations.
    To see our most current schedule, go to the Master Calendar page, which will be updated often.
  • We are also working on the latest version of our band handbook.  In the meantime, please see last years handbook for reference:   Wando Band Handbook (2019-2020)

Rookies – make note of camp dates ! Get plenty of sleep, drink lots of water and wear sunscreen. *Note: Students will be responsible for their own filled water bottle, sunscreen, and insect repellent.  There will be no water bottle sharing due to COVID19 restrictions.

Band Forms

It’s time to fill out the band and CCSD forms for the current school year. You can print out these required forms from the Forms page. Forms are due by the end of band camp. Drop your completed forms off in the designated spot inside the band room. If you are unable to print the forms, please check the band room for copies.

  • Extracurricular and After Hours School Sponsored Events and Trips Consent for Medical Treatment Form
    • The Extracurricular Consent form (2 pages) Must be signed by the parent in two places and a date entered for the last tetanus shot. These are easily overlooked on the form. You will need to have the form notarized in advance.
  • Recurring Field Trip Form
    • This form is required of all students traveling with the band.
  • Band Handbook Signature Page Form
    • Fill out the Band Handbook Signature Page form and submit it after you have reviewed the handbook.
  • Medical Forms
    • Additional medical forms are also required if your child is taking any medications that must be administered by our medical volunteers or if he or she self-medicates. Please refer to the form page on the band website for more information.
  • Volunteer Application
    • *NOTE:  This form is currently offline… we will update this link as soon as the school district provides a current form to use.
    • If you will be working with students in any capacity, please fill out this form. This includes chaperoning, lessons, serving meals, medical tent, etc.  This is required by CCSD.
    • When you receive confirmation, please email that form to


  • This is NOT a band requirement. However, start early if memorization is a challenge.


  • The directors will tell you and the students to “Get them out in the sun and heat before band camp starts and do some exercise”. BELIEVE THEM!
  • There is some physical activity during camp ~ running, sit ups and pushups every day of band camp.
  • Cleaning the garage and yard work are great tasks for the non-athletic types.


  • Most kids stay up late during the summer. A couple of weeks before camp, start going to bed a little bit earlier.

Rookie & Marching Band Camp:


  • Bring instrument, music, and other necessary supplies.
  • Comfortable athletic shoes & sock. Light colored, comfortable clothing.
  • Wide brimmed hat and sunglasses.
  • Bring and use sunscreen and bug spray. It is critical.
  • Get sport towels that can keep you cool (it’s really helpful).
  • A cinch sack to carry your “stuff” to the band field.
  • A water cooler that has “hooks” to attach to the fence.


  • The start time (or call time) is not drop off time. Drop them off at least 15 minutes early. (Early is on time & on time is late.)
  • End time, means that’s when band stops practicing. The kids may not be ready to leave Wando until 15-20 minutes after.


  • Though rare, the schedule can change, weather can alter practice, your child’s section may go to “Moes” for lunch during a Mini Camp, etc.
  • It helps to get into the habit of checking for text messages (don’t text and drive please). If your student doesn’t look at their text messages often, this is a great time to get in the habit. They will also need to do this for their classes.
  • Sign up for the Remind Texts, Twitter, Instagram, & Bands of Wando Parents Facebook Page.


  • Staying hydrated during camp is very important. Make sure your student drinks water and/or “Gatorade” (for  electrolytes) at the end of the day and first thing in the morning before leaving for camp. Also, try to limit if not avoid dairy during camp.
  • Limit or avoid dairy during camp.
  • Bring water bottle, filled each day.

Student Leadership

2020 Leadership Announcement
(Round 1)

DM (Head) Caroline Haigh
DM Gavin Hewitt &

Audrey Wessinger

DM Brooke Smith
WW Captain Sarah Cox Vis: CJ Robinson
Brass Captain Charlie Cooper Vis: Ben Karinshak
Flute Leader Lauren Wiggins Claire Cathey
Clarinet Leader Camryn Maxon Joe Gaglione
Saxophone Leader Bella Mercorelli Gio Giuliano
Low Saxophone Leader (Ten./Bari) Anthony Puckett
Horn Leader Andrew Douty Emma Nodine
Trumpet Leader Tess Abrams John King
Trombone Leader Mitch Romano Justin Bevis
Baritone Leader Maggie Burriss Alyssa Gantenbein & Chase Snoots
Sousa Leader Josh Eckert & Wilson Porcher Annabelle Boozer
Percussion Captain Matt Ianuzzi
Pit Leader Athan Peppard
Guard Captains Mary Dixson

Emalee Goode

Tori Mabe

Guard Lieutenants Taiye Akinjobi

Jamison Sheen


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