The Columbia High School Cougar Marching Band is one of the most active and celebrated organizations at Columbia, and we want you to be a part of this tremendous organization. The band performs at all varsity football games, marching band competitions within New Jersey, as well as local and civic functions. As part of the band you will enjoy both a level of professionalism and dedication that is second to none, and you will build lasting friendships that will last a lifetime.
Students can join the Cougar Marching Band in one of four sections: winds/hornline (woodwinds and brass), drum line, front ensemble, and color guard. Rehearsals for all sections will begin in May or June.
The Cougar Marching Band's summer training camp will be held August 20-August 24, 2018 on the campus of Columbia High School, and is 100% mandatory for any student who wishes to participate with the band.
The season participation fee for each student is $200.00, which covers season expenses, a show t-shirt, and will also assist the Columbia High School Music Parents Association (CHSMPA) with supplying food at various events throughout the season. The participation fee also includes a membership to CHSMPA.
Once you complete the online registration process please send a check payable to "Columbia High School" for the season participation fee to:
Columbia High SchoolAttn. Peter F. Bauer, Director of Bands17 Parker AvenueMaplewood, NJ 07040
Attendance at all rehearsals and performances of the Cougar Marching Band is mandatory, so please review the season calendar here for updates and new information:http://www.somsd.k12.nj.us/Page/851Please note that this is a preliminary/tentative calendar; be sure to check the calendar often and stay informed.
All online entries are due by Friday June 29, 2018. Is it important for the staff to have accurate numbers of members for each section so please observe the deadline. Please note that there are absolutely no refunds of participation fees after July 1.
The entire staff is looking forward to another great season. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me at 973-762-5600, x. 1183, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peter F. Bauer, Director of BandsColumbia High School