2023 Green Hope Marching Band Important Dates


IMPORTANT!!!  Please look carefully through these dates or at the band calendar.  ALL COMPETITION, PRACTICE and CAMP conflicts should be submitted through the absence form found on the band website no later than Registration night.

All dates are in the band calendar found at greenhopeband.org/calendar.  You can add this calendar to your phone and have it on hand at all times.  Although conflicts are inevitable, please do your best to plan vacations around Marching Band.  

April Events:

Guard Spin Clinic: Come on out and try spinning a flag! April 19 4pm - 6pm

Percussion/Guard Auditions: These are casual learning practices where the coaches get to know the performers so they know how best to train and use them in the show.

Percussion Dates/ Time: April 18, 20, 27 3:30-5:30, 

Guard Dates/ Time: April 24 & 26  from 4:00-6:00 pm (pick 1 or more)

May 1 & 3 4:00 - 6:00 pm (please come to both)

May Events: 

Visual clinics-May 1-4 3:30-5:30. Come to at least two

New Parent Meeting (GH Auditorium):  Tuesday, May 9th at 6:30 pm
General Band Meeting (GH Auditorium):  Tuesday, May 9th at 7:00 pm

Registration Night (GH Commons):  Attendance Required for student and 1 parent Tuesday, May 16th at 7:00 pm

  • Online Registration should be done before this meeting.
  • Presentation of Important parent information
  • Committee presentations
  • Forms collection


Marching Band Summer Events:

Mini Camp:  June 6th-8th 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Percussion/Guard Sectionals: Attendance expected unless out of town, please communicate with your instructor. Tuesdays in June (guard only 6/13) and July.  4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Other Sectionals/Conditioning:  These are at the discretion of the Section Leaders and will be held periodically between the end of school and band camp.  

BAND CAMP!!: Band Camp is  REQUIRED for all band members.  On Friday of the second week we’ll have our “Informance” and families will be invited to get a teaser of the music for the show.

Leadership Camp: Thu/Fri July 13/14 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Percussion Camp: Thu/Fri July 13/14 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Guard Camp:  Thu/Fri July 13/14 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Band Camp Week One:  July 17th-21st:  8:00am-4:00pm
Band Camp Week Two:  July 24th-28th:  8:00am-8:30pm

NightBeat: Sunday, July 30th:  The marching band will go to Winston-Salem to watch performances by Performing Corps from all over the country. 


August Practice Dates
August 1,2,3: 8:00am-4:00pm
August 8,9,10: 8:00am-4:00pm
August 15,16,17: 4:00pm-8:00pm

August 23, 24, 25: 4:00pm-8:00pm



CAR Wash - Saturday August 26, 2023 - sign up for one or more shifts - 

We’ll need students to wash/dry and also parent volunteers to keep it running smoothly..


Marching Band School Year Events:

School Year Practices:   Sections practice at different times.  Please look closely at the schedule below for your practice dates and times.  Note: There will be no practice on Labor Day.


Monday (Visual)

Tuesday (Percussion)

Wednesday (Music)

Thursday (FULL)


2:35 - 5:30 pm


2:35 - 5:30 pm

2:35 - 5:30 pm


2:35 - 5:30 pm


2:35 - 5:30 pm

2:35 - 5:30 pm

Percussion - Battery

2:35 - 5:30 pm

3:00- 5:00 pm


2:35 - 5:30 pm

Percussion- Front


3:00- 5:00 pm

3:00 - 5:00 pm

2:35 - 5:30 pm


4:00- 6:30 pm


4:00- 6:30 pm

2:35 - 5:30 pm



Football Games for 2023:Typically these nights begin around 5pm and go until around 10pm or so. The band plays the national anthem, the fight song, stand music throughout the game and performs the show at half time. 8/25, 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 10/27


Competition Dates for 2023 (subject to change):   Please expect the band to take up the entire day (and more for BOA competitions)

  • 9/9 Bands of Cary Exhibition/Camp Day - This will be ALL DAY (Camp in morning and performance at night) at Green Hope High School
  • 9/30 - Panther Creek Invitational
  • 10/14 Competition at West Johnston HS
  • 10/21 Competition at Fuquay-Varina HS
  • 10/28 Sanderson Capital City Expo
  • 11/4 Cary Band Day 
  • 11/9-11/12 BOA Grand Nationals in Indianapolis

Parades: These dates are tentative

Second Saturday in Dec: Cary Christmas Parade