Category Archives: Marching Band

Marching Leadership Results

READ THESE NOTES FIRST…. Additions to our Leadership Council are certainly possible during camp and throughout the season (as in years past). There are individuals (not on the below list) who have wonderful ideas, potential, and promise who I would like to include in leadership coaching and consulting and will start to talk with soon. … Continue Reading

Percussion Audition Results

Student leadership results for Leadership Council, Color Guard Captain, and Drum Major will be announced next week, all at the same time, after I have ample opportunity to read all of the essays that have been submitted and to fairly evaluate each candidate for Leadership Council. Congratulations to the members of the 2017 Marching Band… Continue Reading

Sand Mountain Invitational

Our first competition is finally upon us!  It seemed just yesterday we were at Band Camp learning the bare bones content of the show and trying to convince freshmen how awesome it would become and all that they would learn about themselves and team/family as part of this process.  Now we’re just about ready to… Continue Reading

September 19 Announcements and Alerts

Madison County Night of Bands: In case your student hasn’t filled you in on the details for tomorrow, students are staying after school tomorrow, Tuesday, September 20th for loading the trailer, eating their dinner, dressing in to uniforms, and departing on buses at 4:30 to head to New Hope High School for the Madison County… Continue Reading

Reminders from Mr. Souder

– Please don’t forget the 2017 Spring Trip Meeting this evening, Tuesday August 30th at 7:00 PM in the band room.  I will cover the specifics of the trip itinerary, costs, sign-up process, and a few eligibility stipulations at the meeting.  This is going to be an awesome trip to Universal Studios, unlike any the students… Continue Reading

Madison County Night of Bands

The 2nd Annual Madison County Night of Bands event has been scheduled for Tuesday evening, September 20th at 6:30 at New Hope High School.  This is an opportunity for the 5 high school band programs (Buckhorn, Hazel Green, Madison County, New Hope, and Sparkman) to perform their shows for each other and the collective communities… Continue Reading

Need to Knows from Mr. Souder

Here are a few upcoming things to mark on your calendars/schedules and to be aware of procedure: Friday, August 19 – Jamboree (HOME) – call time @ 5:00 (Football boosters begin charging for parking around this time so if a student leaves to go home and returns, it needs to be before they begin charging.)… Continue Reading

Honor Band Opportunities

1. University of South Alabama Jaguar Marching Honor Band – information below 2. University of North Alabama Pride of Dixie Extravaganza – go to this link to apply  Greetings from Mobile and the University of South Alabama! We are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Jaguar Marching HonorBand.  This year’s Marching Honor Band will… Continue Reading

District/All-State AND Buckhorn Band “Ensemble & Chair Placement Auditions

Important Information about District/All-State auditions AND Buckhorn Band “Ensemble & Chair Placement” Auditions: Each year, our students have the opportunity to audition for District Honor Band (Madison, Morgan, Limestone Counties combined) and All-State Honor Bands through an audition in late January (both auditions are one-in-the-same).   The students have to prepare all 12 major scales, 2 minor… Continue Reading


SHORTS White athletic shorts are to be worn under the white marching bibbers – These are the LONGER athletic shorts that are available at both Wal-Mart and Target (see below) and cost less than 10 dollars. They need to fall to at LEAST mid-thigh. GIRLS – PLEASE NO SHORT SHORTS! You may need to purchase… Continue Reading