Marching Band Information

Updated 12/2/22. Please check back for updated times and other information.


  1. Band Camp is mandatory for marching band participants.
  2. Students in Marching Band MUST be enrolled in a Parkview High School Band Class.
  3. See below for band financial and enrollment information:

Band Camp 2023

  • Band Camp Week 1
    July 17 – July 21, 2023
    8am – 6pm
  • Band Camp Week 2
    July 24 – July 28, 2023
    1pm – 9pm

Fall Rehearsal Dates

The Marching Band is “Active Duty” from the start of band camp through the first 15 weeks of the school year. Our rehearsal schedule is below. Please see the calendar for more details.

  • Until Labor Day: Mondays 2:30 – 4:30pm Music Rehearsals
  • Whole Season: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 – 8pm
    • 2:30 pm – Band Room open for study hall
    • 4:00 pm – Students Report/Field Set-up
    • 4:30 pm – Rehearsal Begins
    • 7:30 pm – Rehearsal Ends/Pack-up Equipment
    • 8:00 pm – Dismissal (students picked up)

Financial Commitment

The Parkview Band Boosters provides the main funding source for the PHS Band. An incredible amount of money is needed to operate a large successful program. The expected annual financial contribution is as follows:

  • Concert Only (people who are not in marching band) $100
  • Marching Band Members
    • All Members: $50 Non-Refundable Registration Deposit
    • Winds and Percussion: $650 ($100 Deposit due in April)
    • Color Guard: $700 ($100 Deposit due in April)

Each family is expected to pay this amount each year. The Band Boosters offer many fundraising opportunities throughout the year to help students and parents meet this obligation. If your family is experiencing a temporary financial hardship, please contact a director at your convenience so we can craft an individualized plan that will allow you to make payments that fit your budget.

Marching Band Fees Breakdown

  • Band Camp Meals: $35
  • Equipment Maintenance: $20
  • Marching Shoes and Gloves: $45 (fee does not apply to returning members)
  • Uniform Materials: $50
  • Band Instructional Fees: $200
  • Band Participation Fee: $300

Additional Expenses

  • GCPS Instrument Rental Fee $30 (half year), $60 (full year) – paid through MyPaymentsPlus
  • Lyre and Flip Folder $12 (This fee can be waived if you already own one)
  • Percussion Fee $75 – fee for all percussionists to the program

Payment Plans

Four standard payment plan options are available including:

  • Pay in full by July 1st
  • 4 month payment plan (July, Aug, Sep, Oct)
  • 8 month payment plan (July–Feb)
  • 11 month payment plan (July–June)

Attendance Commitment

All dates are required for the entirety of the season. We have very strict attendance policies which help to keep the quality of our band and performances at a high level. Students must attend all dates listed above, regardless of circumstance. A complete copy of our attendance policies will be handed out after enrollment in the program.


We have several early registration events leading up to the end of the school year:

  • Monday December 5, 2022
    Trickum Middle School Winter Concert
    Registration Fee $30
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2022
    Parkview High School Winter Concert
    Registration Fee $30
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2023 and Thursday, February 9, 2023
    Parkview High School Middle School Curriculum Nights
    Registration Fee $40
  • Early Registration ends February 15, 2023

Final Registration/Band Orientation

We will have a final registration and marching band orientation meeting on Thursday, April 13, 2023 from 6–8:30pm.

Registration will be in the cafeteria. The orientation meeting will take place at 8 pm in the band room!