The MDCHS Marching Crusaders is composed of members of the marching band and color guard team. During the first semester in the fall season, the band and guard perform at home football games, parades, and competitive events throughout Southern California. During the second semester, selected Color Guard members may perform in the Winter Guard while band members play in Concert Band, or various small ensembles depending on their musical maturity. Members of these groups will have the opportunity to perform in solo and ensemble festivals in the area.
Band Parent Guidelines
Student attendance is important—don’t allow students to miss school.
Students should practice as often as possible. Have your student play for you occasionally. Encourage excellence from them!
Your child is not Superman/Superwoman! Avoid overloading them with too many extra activities. Their performance will suffer overall.
Become involved with your student’s band activities. Your presence at our events means a lot to your child and the other students in our program. Volunteering is a great way to be involved. Extra help is always needed, and it counts for your volunteer hours!
Make positive and encouraging comments about performances and competitions! Our attitudes reflect on our students, which in turn affects their performance.
Encourage good sportsmanship toward each other and to our competitors at all times.
Parents should encourage their children to achieve excellence in whatever they do. In the music program, practice and attendance at both rehearsals and performances is mandatory and will require parental support.