The Wildcat Marching Band is the most visual ensemble at Estero High. Students meet after school for rehearsals and perform at all Varsity Football Games. The Wildcat Marching Band also performs in the Florida Bandmasters Association Music Performance Assessment and is responsible for representing the spirit of Estero High School both on and off the football field. Each year we march in a variety of parades from Veteran's Day, St. Patrick's Day and the world-renowned Edison Festival of Lights Grand Parade. The Wildcat Marching Band provides some of the best opportunities for leadership & character development, discipline and esprit de corps.
Wildcat Marching Band FAQ
Q: What is Band Camp?
A: Band Camp is an intensive, six-day course consisting of music and marching fundamentals where we lay the groundwork for the whole of Marching Season. We spend a great deal of time in sectionals, both large and small, and in full ensemble music rehearsals. We head outside to work on our marching fundamentals, learn stationary and moving commands and put marching drill to music in development of the field show.
Q: When is Band Camp?
A: This year it is July 24-29 9 AM-9 PM
Q: Is Band Camp required?
A: Yes. You must attend Band Camp to begin work on marching & playing fundamentals and to begin learning the field show, stands tunes and other important aspects of Marching Band.
Q: What if I have to miss part of Band Camp? Can I still be in the marching band?
A: Ideally, you will attend all six days of band camp and participate fully to get the as much of the show on the field as we can. If, for legitimate reasons, you need to miss a part of band camp, you MUST inform Mr. Baxter AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
Q: What are dues and when do I pay them?
A: The first $50 payment of this year's $200 Marching Band dues must be paid by Wednesday, July 26. Subsequent payments are due throughout the season and can be found in the band handbook.