Squad Leaders: Squad Leaders are designated assistants to the Section Leaders during the drill-learning and drill-setting process. These students will aid new or inexperienced members in finding their sets during visual rehearsals. Section Leaders: Section Leaders are responsible for the musical and visual integrity of their sections by rehearsing, warming up, and passing off their section members. This group of students is often the first point of contact for new members and are vital to setting the culture of the Viking Band.
Section Captains: Section Captains coordinate the Section Leaders for their instrument families (Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, Guard) and facilitate warm-ups and communication during travel. Band President: The Band President serves as the assistant to the Drum Majors, carrying out logistical and travel plans when the Drum Majors are unavailable. Drum Majors: The Drum Majors are musically responsible for the Viking Band performances and rehearsals, in addition to executing the timelines and procedures established by the Directors. They act as the liaison between staff and student members, communicating logistical and performance responsibilities to all members. If selected, members of the Viking Band Leadership are expected to uphold the highest standards of character integrity, musical and visual performance, and academic eligibility. They are expected to model the standards for the prototypical Viking Band Member in all aspects of their lives on and off the field. The Leadership Team is expected to attend all rehearsals and performances unless excused per PISD policy, as well as training sessions. Additional required dates for the Viking Band Leadership are as follows: May 18, 2019, 11am-5pm: Viking Band Launch CampMay 28-May 30, 2019, 4:30-6:30pm: Cluster Leadership Training @ Clark HSJuly 22-26, 2019, 8am-4pm: Cluster Leadership Training @ PSHS, Training Camp Prep @ VHSAugust 3, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm: Plano Band Pool Party @ Tom Muehlenbeck CenterAugust 10, 8am-4pm: Band uniform pickup. Leadership Team works at least one shift, and is not required to stay the entire day. Please see Mr. Cao with conflicts ASAP if you wish to be considered for the Leadership Team. All applications must be submitted by Wednesday, May 8.
Leadership Team Interviews will be held May 13-15.
Drum Major Auditions will be held May 9 in the Band Hall from 4:30pm-6:30pm.