Spring Rehearsals:

April 29 (Mon): 8th Gr/Rookies, Section Leaders 4:00-6:00

April 30 (Tues): All Marching Band 4:00-6:00

May 2 (Thur): All Marching Band 4:00-6:00

Mandatory MB Parent Meeting: 6:15 PM, May 2 or May 7

May 7 (Tues): All Marching Band 4:00-6:00

May 9 (Thur): All Marching Band 4:00-6:00


Summer Camps (mandatory):

Percussion Camp – July 15-19 (Mon-Fri), 8:00-4:00

Color Guard Camp – July 15-19 (Mon-Fri), 8:00-4:00

Section Leaders – July 15-19 (Mon-Fri), 8:00-4:00

Rookies (new marchers) – July 16-19 (Tues-Fri), 8:00-4:00

Full Marching Band Camp (ALL members) –

July 17-19 (Wed-Fri), 8:00-4:00

July 22 (Mon) 8:00-7:00, July 23 (Tues) 8:00-7:00,

July 24 (Wed) 8:00-4:00, July 25 (Thur) 8:00-7:00,

July 26 (Fri), 8:00-8:00 (incl. Preview Show in Stadium)

Post-Camp (ALL members), 4-6:30: July 29 (M), 30 (Tu), & Aug 1 (Th)


School Rehearsals:

Mon (4:05-6:30), Tues (6:30-8:45 in stadium), & Thur (4:05-6:30)

(possibly Wed, Sept 4 & Oct 16 – 4:00-6:00)

Saturday rehearsals: Aug 17 & Sept 14, 8:00-6:00



ALL Varsity Football Games: Aug 23, 30 (Labor Day weekend), Sept 6,

13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11 (Fall Break weekend), 25, Nov 1 + Playoffs

Fayette Co. Exhibition, Parades, Standstills, Special Invitational Events

Saturday contests (3 of these) Sept 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, &/or 26

9th Grade Orientation (Guard, Percussion): Tues, Feb 11, 2020

Armuchee Invitational Contest Schedule

Armuchee Invitational Contest
September 29
Please eat a hearty meal before arriving.
12:00 – Arrive at SMHS, watch video/take notes from last night’s game
12:15 – Stretch, Warm-up/Basics, Rehearse/Review (take cases to field)
1:20 – Load equipment on trailer (from practice field) (40 min to load)
1:30 – Go to bathroom, change into “half” uniform, gather ALL needed items
1:50 – Load buses with hat box/gloves, etc
2:00 – Leave for Armuchee HS
5:00 – Arrive at Armuchee HS
5:15 – Eat
6:10 – At trailer to get instrument, jacket
6:25 – Stretch, Warm-up, Short Stations (Area _) (40 min)
7:05 – Leave Warm-up Area
7:15 – At Gate
7:20 – Perform your hearts out!
7:30 – Secure equipment, change (except SL), watch bands (if there’s time)
9:00 – Awards (Section Leaders)
9:45 – Go to bathroom, load buses
10:15 – Leave for SMHS (text parents)
12:45am – Back at SMHS, unload/store equipment & uniform properly,
check out with Mrs. Backes



URGENT! CONCESSIONS! Parents: The concessions needs for a SCRIMMAGE game are less than 1/3 if our regular games. And yet… Here I am again, 2 days before a game without most of the spots not filled. There is no magic solution here. Concessions were scrubbed and cleaned. Cases of drinks were ordered and stocked. Food was purchased and put away. Now I NEED YOU TO VOLUNTEER or our Band will not turn the tremendous profit that it could, to help all of us keep our Marching Band fees down.
Paula Bransky

Marching Band Football Program Pictures

Marching Band football program pictures on Wed, August 1.  Seniors at the Mill by 3:00 and all else at stadium by 3:30. More info to come later.

Marching Band Rehearsal Changes!

Marching Band Rehearsal voting: Per the voting results, the Panther Pride will rehearse Wed, Sept 5 from 4:05-6:00 (NOT Tues, Sept 4) and Wed, Oct 10 from 4:05-6:00 (NOT Tues, Oct 9).  Please make plans accordingly because every marcher is expected to be at rehearsal for the entire time.  Thank you for your flexibility! Go Panthers!

Scott D. King
Starr’s Mill High School
Director of Bands

Uniform and Duffle Bag Order Forms

Click here For Marching Band Uniform Order Forms.

Click here for the Duffle Bag Order Form.

Spring Concert 2018 Program

The Spring Concert is this Thursday May 3 at 7:30pm in the Duke Auditorium.


Spring MB Rehearsals (4:00-6:00)

May 5 (Sat w/Stretching & Conditioning Doctor – check schedule)

May 8 (Mandatory Parent Meeting at 6:15 – one of these)

May 10

May 15 (Mandatory Parent Meeting at 6:15 – one of these)

Band Banquet (6:30) ………………………………………………. May 14

Graduation (Wind Ens & Volunteers) …………………………… May 25

Scott D. King
Starr’s Mill High School
Director of Bands

Calling all chaperones!!

Calling all chaperones!!

We still have five incredible opportunities to support our Spring Marching Band Practices.  We still need four people on Saturday May 5th and one on May 10th.  Please consider spending a few hours chaperoning.  We are there to provide drinks and snacks, as well as first aid for our students.  That allows Mr King, Mr Groover, and the rest of the wonderful staff to focus on the marchers.

Sign up on the SMHSBand.org chaperone tab.  http://smhsband.org/2018-marching-band-chaperone-schedule/

Susan Northrup

Chaperone Chair

Congratulations to the 2018-19 Starr’s Mill HS Drum Major

Congratulations to the 2018-19 Starr’s Mill HS Drum Major, Kennedy Blanks!!!
Scott D. King
Starr’s Mill High School
Director of Bands