Start-Up Day Meeting Information Here!

2021-22 Pride of the West Start-Up Day – Saturday, May 15th!

Registration/Instrument Check-Out – Saturday, May 15th at 7:00 AM

Current 8th Graders and students new to the program will be able to register, and check out an instrument for use over the summer beginning at 7:00 AM in the MRHS Auditorium Lobby.

Parent Meeting – Saturday, May 15th at 8:00 AM  

We are looking forward to seeing you at our Parent meeting on May 15th, 2021!

The Parent Meeting is for at least one parent for each current and future student in the Marching Band. Please make arrangements to attend this very important meeting, as Mr. Vogel will be going through the expectations of the program, the handbook, the fall rehearsal and performance schedule, procedures and information, and answering questions. Masks are required on our campus, as is maintaining at least 6 feet social distance.

If you are unable to attend, or are uncomfortable attending in-person events, this event will be repeated via Zoom at 5 PM on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Mr. Vogel will email all current and future students the direct links, meeting IDs and passwords to each Zoom meeting. If you have not received this important information before the event, please email Mr. Vogel at with your student’s name and DVUSD ID number. Students new to the District, let Mr. Vogel know which school you are coming from. Thank you!

Start-Up Day – Saturday, May 15th – 8:00 – 4:00 PM

The season officially kick-offs  with our Marching Band Start-Up Day in May!  All incoming freshmen as well as continuing band students are required to attend.  Events include:

  • Instrument Check-Out
  • Show Music
  • Marching Basics
  • Music Fundamentals
  • Parent Volunteer Training
  • Student / Parent Meetings

Volunteer Training #1 – Monday, May 17 at 4:00 PM via Zoom

Volunteer Training #2 – Tuesday, May 18 at 7:30 AM via Zoom

All parents AND students are encouraged to volunteer for our Band. Please make arrangements to attend our Volunteer Training via Zoom on either Monday or Tuesday after Start Up Day. Volunteers/Chaperones must attend a DVUSD Volunteer Training every 3 years.

The Zoom links and passwords will be emailed out to all Band/Guard students/parents. Please email is you did not receive the Zoom link.