The 2020 season (Lack of) Show Shirts are now in. The shirts are only available to those band students who paid their 2020 marching fee. Shirts will be available for pickup from the home of Julie Drabczyk, 3296 Margarette Court South in Trenton, this coming Saturday (10/24) and Sunday (10/25) from 12pm - 2pm only. You must be paid in order to get a shirt. Various sizes are available, first come first served.
Trenton Band Boosters
Congratulations to two Trenton HS Band students who have recently earned prestigious honors:
Madeline Howard - Class of 21 clarinet: Earned first chair for the Detroit Symphony Civic Youth Orchestra for the 20/21 season
Eli Goreta - Class of 22 alto saxophone: Earned a spot in the Michigan Youth Jazz Orchestra (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor)
Oct 9 GAME NOTES:
Be here by 6 pm so that we can move into stadium at 6:15 pm. We need to be in the stands by the general public entry at 6:30 pm. Dress is "appropriate for weather" plus your new band baseball hat.
TICKETS - Each band student participating in the game event will receive two tickets for family (band member does not need a ticket to enter). Those tickets will be distributed:
* On Friday during 4th Period M-Z class 7:30-8:45 to that class
* In the band room after school lets out at 10:07 am Fri Oct 9 morning until 10:30 am from Mr. K
* From 5:45-6pm at the auditorium sidewalk on Charlton Road as parents drop off students
* Remaining tickets if not picked up early will be at the only ticket booth open for the game at the Westfield entrance - general admission gate will open at 6:30 pm. Tickets will be under the STUDENT name.
Dress for band: Wear comfortable street clothes appropriate for the weather - it will be warm when we start but will get cooler when the sun sets. Bring a jacket. If possible, wear your new band hat!
We MUST move to the entrance by 6:15 to be in the stadium by 6:20. BE PROMPT. We will leave the game during the 4th quarter to beat the crowd at the end which will be approx 8:45-9pm
Bring your instrument and if possible, leave your case at home. Take instrument (except sousas, drums, and baritones) home with you after game.
Please read the below letter regarding the Marching Band and COVID-19.
(Tonight is Wednesday, Sept 23 - Freshmen/rookies/AMS/Seniors at 6, the rest at 7:15)
Marching Band schedule for Week 2:
Monday, Sept 28 -
Session #1 6-7 pm: Colorguard, drumline, trumpets/mellos, clarinets
Session #2 7:15-8:15 pm: Saxes/Low Winds, Low Brass, Pit
Wednesday, Sept 30 -
Session #1 6-7 pm: Sophomores/Juniors
Session #2 7:15-8:15 pm: Freshmen/Rookies/AMS/Seniors
**No wind instruments yet - drumline will be using drums/bring sticks / guard using equipment
We have finally received the word that we can start marching band activities. Details:
We have taken great strides to make this happen safely by following all state and district protocols. The THS administration, band boosters, student leadership, and I have worked together and will continue to do so to keep our band program active, to prepare for any possible upcoming permitted performances, and to build the band family. We are planning to do senior/rookie activities, do band marching basics, have a senior band parent night, and do other things that we usually do with marching band off the field. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. K directly 734 778 3418
The September Meeting of the Trenton Band Boosters will be held on Monday September 14 at 630pm on the lawn of Trenton HS. Please bring your own chair. See you then!
Today, the state said that football can start up with games on Sept 17. This is a total reversal of the August 14 cancellation. While that situation is still in flux with many districts already opting out of football competition and conferences deciding not to play, we at Trenton HS are just now dealing with the new situation.
What I can tell you for 100% sure is this: We still will not be doing our regular field drill fall marching band activity no matter what happens.
1. We do not currently have a home field. Our stadium will not be completed until late October.
2. We are still in Phase 4 with a maximum of 100 people allowed in any event including a football game. MHSAA speculated that there will be two tickets for each player to allow for parents to watch them and that will be the entire set of spectators. With players for both teams and two tickets per player plus coaches, admin, safety and medical staff, that's nearing if not over the limit. Bands are not possible.
So you can tell that field performance marching band activities simply are not going to happen in Trenton. However, that does not mean that with new updated football practice rules that may apply to outdoor marching band activities that we won't be allowed to do some marching band PRACTICES. At this time, it is not known if it's allowed or not but the question has been raised with the school district by me and they are discussing the matter as they learn new information.
Please be patient. This is all that I know at this time. I will update you on the website as more is decided.