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    densmoreDAVID DENSMORE
Director of Bands
Phone: 903-927-8800
Welcome to the Marshall High School "Big Red Pride" Maverick Marching Band! Together we are building a proud and long-lasting tradition of excellence because of the desire for our members to excel in performance and a genuine family atmosphere.

The band program at Marshall High School is the culmination of a seven-year program of instruction. it is our hope that participation in the band program will foster better understanding and appreciation of music and help students carry with them the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will help them throughout their academic career.

Membership in band is open to all qualified MHS students that are capable of playing a band instrument and desire to perform in an ensemble. Qualified students are those that have been enrolled in band during junior high school, and were not removed by the director from the junior high program. Some exceptions may be made on an individual basis. Transfer students must show previous enrollment in band from their former school district and undergo a probationary period. Students must be able to attend all scheduled practices and performances. Students who wish to be involved in the Big Red Pride and who have never been enrolled in band previously may participate with permission of the Director, which will be given on a case-by-case basis. All student members are expected to participate in all areas of the band program, including but not limited to the Maverick Marching Band.

The Maverick Marching Band serves as a service organization to both Marshall High School and the community of Marshall, while also providing its members enrichment through performing music. Performances and activities include, but are not limited to:

• Marshall High School football games and pep rallies
• Marshall High School and Marshall ISD special events
• Community parades and festivals
• Concerts
• UIL Competitions (Marching; Concert & Sightreading; Solo & Ensemble; etc.)
• All-State Audition Process

• Develop a thinking and productive citizen
• Develop a sense of values
• Develop good working habits
• Develop a competitive spirit
• Develop a cooperative and winning attitude
• Develop an appreciation of music in all forms
• Develop responsibility
• Work for continuous musical growth in the school and community
• Promote high standards of musical performance
• Contribute to the spirit and morale of the organization