North Buncombe Marching Blackhawks Enka 2016

During the summer months, and until the end of the calendar year, band students practice music for the band competitions, the football halftime show, music for parades and pep music to play during the football games while in the stands.

The summer schedule might look like this:

  • Rookie Camp – For 8th-grade marchers and 9th graders, even those who had been 8th-grade marchers. Learn the ropes before FULL Band Camp begins.
  • Percussion/Color Guard Camp – last week of July or first week in August for all Percussion and Color Guard members, MANDATORY.
  • Band Camp – first or second week in August for ALL band members, MANDATORY.

Once school starts, in addition to daily band class, the band practices every Tuesday and Thursday until 6:00 pm. Additional Saturday practices are sometimes required. The marching band performs at all home football games. The marching band competitions usually occur on a Saturday and some may require an overnight stay. All performances and practices are MANDATORY.