Marching Band Camp reminders

Band camp is just around the corner! Please check the website,, to confirm the dates/places. Guard starts this Thursday, while percussion and section leaders begin on Monday. Rookies start Tuesday, and the full band will be together on Wednesday! This will be a challenging year for us as we are holding band camp off campus at Braelinn Elementary and New Hope South. Just a few reminders…
1. You will need a water jug and sunscreen. Use a round butter tub to freeze a larger block of ice so it stays cold all day. You will also want printed copies of your music and a pencil. Wear comfortable tennis shoes!

2. Parents, please consider chaperoning. It’s a great way to meet the students and to see what they are doing. You can sign up on the website. Full instructions will be on-site for you. We also try to pair a veteran parent with a rookie parent so you can learn the ropes.

3. Uniform fittings are also off campus this year. A sign-up will be coming out soon. You should see it through Remind 101 and it will be on the website.
4. Hospitality will need donations of frozen grapes, watermelon, and freezer pops. Watch for this as well!
5. Be aware that many sections of the band hold “sectionals” in the evening after band camp. They get together to eat, socialize, and decompress. These activities are a great way to be involved and get to know your section.
6. Please make sure your paperwork is turned in. If we do not have it, we cannot even give an aspirin for a headache.
7. Join us on Friday, July 28 at New Hope for a preview show and dinner. More details to come.
8. And most importantly….Early is on time, and on time is late!

2017 Marching Band Physical Forms

From the Chaperone Chair:


If your marcher is like mine, these forms are somewhere in the bottom of a bag or crumpled beyond repair.  We must have these forms on file with the school as soon as possible and definitely before school starts.


If your student has a physical on file with either Starr’s Mill High School or Rising Starr Middle School dated after 1 December 2016, please advise me of which school and what sport via  We will still need all the other forms (permission slips, participation, teenaged/adult driver, code of conduct, and concussion awareness) completed and returned.


Thanks to all!


Click here for the 2017 Band Physical Forms.

Panther Pride Marching Band Member Handbook School Year 2017 – 2018

2017 Marching Band Handbook

Congratulations to the Band Booster Officers for 2017-2018

President:  Mary Bohdan

Vice President:  Becky Garcia

Secretary:  Jamie Feldman

Treasurer:  Buddy Marshall

Assistant Treasurer:  Anna Lussos


Thank you to all who ran for a position and voted.

color guard parents voting for 2017-18 Band Booster Officers

Color Guard parents not in a band class:
Please email Mr. King for the link to vote for the 2017-18 Band Booster Officers.  Voting will still be anonymous.  This is the safest way to ensure that each parent only gets one vote.  Please do this before Friday, May 19, 12:00 noon.  Thank you!

Congratulations to the 2017 Panther Pride!!!!

Great job these past two weeks!  You are going to be awesome!!!

2017 Panther Pride roster

LaGrange College Band Day

Hello! I would like to invite you and your band to the first ever band day at LaGrange College. This event will be free to you and you students. It will include a t-shirt for every student, a gift for you the director, and a tailgate style meal before the game! We will have a large “mass band” halftime performance in beautiful Callaway Stadium.

The date is September 23rd at our game vs. Brevard College. I have attached a flyer.

Here is the registration page

I would love for you to participate! Let me know if you have any questions.

Joshua Roberts, Ed. S.
Director of Bands
Director of Instrumental Studies
Assistant Professor of Music
LaGrange College
Office # – 706-880-8219
Cell # – 404-444-7987

Congratulations to our 2017-18 Panther Pride Officers!!!

Band Captain: Ryan Ragsdale
Vice-President: Zach Garcia
Secretary: Carson Hines

Starr’s Mill End of the Year Band Banquet

Greetings Band Family!

It is that time of year! Monday, May 15th at 6:30 in the Rising Starr Cafeteria we will have our annual End of the Year Banquet!  Plan to attend with your student(s) for a pot luck dinner and a farewell to our graduating seniors.

Below is a evite link to RSVP and Sign Up Genius Link for the Pot Luck.

End of the Year Band Banquet

End of the Year Band Banquet

Monday, May 15th at 6:30 PM in the Rising Starr Cafeteria, we will gather for a pot luck dinner as we conclude our 2016/2017 band school year! Please come and enjoy dinner and celebrate with us!! Chicken and Drinks will be provided!

Hope to see you there!!

Any questions? Contact Judy at or 770-487-6452 or 770-298-6035 (cell).

Thanks for all you do for our band program!

Judy Jochen

Congratulations 2017-18 Section Leaders

2017-18 Section Leaders

Drum Majors – Erin Macke (head) &
Kennedy Blanks (asst)

Woodwind Captain – Ashley Fukuyama

Fliccolo – Cameron Elliott

Clarinet – Ally Marshall

Sax – Devon Moan

Brass Captain & Trumpet – Ryan Ragsdale

Mellophone – Kyle Jacoby & Camryn Kiener

Baritone – Matthew Hyle

Sousaphone – Zach Garcia

Percussion – Leah Serratelli & Wade Kaiser

Color Guard – Lillian Hammond, Sarah Kelly, & Rose Wilson