Arundel Marching Band
Arundel Marching is a unique ensemble at Arundel HS, because of the large number of school performances and competitions we are in. To perform at such a high level we bring in many instructors for our students, compared to most ensembles which only have one director. By having 2-3 percussion staff, 4-5 wind instrument staff, and 3-4 color guard staff, we are able to provide all students with the individual support at all of our rehearsals. In order to prepare students for a successful and rigorous season we also have a summer training camp.
All Members must complete the two week training camp at Arundel High School!
Please let me know if you are interested in joining and we can work around any conflicts with camp or rehearsals!
Summer Training Camp
All Members must complete the training camp(s) at Arundel High School!
Aug. 7 - 11 8AM - 5PM
Aug. 14 - 17 8AM - 5PM
SEASON HIGHLIGHTS (Actual Dates TBD):
*Performances at all Arundel HS Home Football Games!
Saturday, September 30th MMBA @ Severna Park
Saturday, October 21st. MMBA @ Linganore
Saturday, October 28th. MMBA Regional @ Arundel HS
Saturday, Nov. 4th Maryland State Marching Band Championships @ Towson University
Regular Season Practices:
Winds & Percussion 4PM - 7PM
Color Guard 6PM - 9PM
Everyone 4PM - 7:00PM
*Reminder School ends @ 3:30PM and Rec & Parks takes over all fields @ 7:00PM to fit in community sports before nightfall.
Fair Share Fee: $445/ student
*Arundel HS receives no funding for marching band, so we ask for a "fair share" from each student to help cover some costs of the activity.
Includes all required costs:
2022 Season T-Shirt $20
Uniform Rental Fee $25
Event Meals $80
(Students are fed @ all events & Friday Summer Camp Days; dietary opts available)
Competition Travel $50
States Trip $70
Summer Training Camp $200
(professional instructors, activities and supplies)
*There has been a communicated need from the community to keep the cost of marching band low for the time being while the community adjusts to redistricting, changes in school schedule, field availability, school enrollment and a significant rise in the cost of participation in the marching arts (over 80% increase in transportation & equipment).
The Arundel Marching Band will be pursuing a reduced schedule this season, with intention of constantly re-evaluating opportunities for student performance as we recruit members, fundraise throughout the season and evaluate the needs of the overall music program.
The Arundel Marching Program is a show marching band. We spend the fall sports season learning a show and competing in a variety of competition all over the mid-Atlantic region. Our students have fun and take pride in their work as each season allows for our students to have tremendous growth as musicians and team members.