Marching Band

No Experience Necessary to Join the SPIRIT OF JUPITER Marching Band!  Students will learn all they need to know at band camps and rehearsals.

WHO WE ARE

The Spirit of Jupiter Marching Band is a competitive marching band that performs at several marching competitions throughout the fall season, football games, pep rallies, parades, and high school and community events.  Competitions include the Florida Marching Band evaluations, the Florida Marching Band Championships (FMBC), and FMBC regional competitions at Florida High Schools.

BAND SECTIONS

  • Woodwind and brass players (also known as the “horn line”)
  • Marching percussionists (the “battery”)
  • Standstill percussionists (the “pit”)
  • Color Guard that uses flags, rifles, sabers and other equipment to visually compliment the show.

REHEARSALS

  • Spring Rehearsals-occasional Saturday mini-camps
  • Summer band camps
  • Fall Rehearsal-twice a week and occasional Saturday mini-camps throughout the marching season

MARCHING BAND UNIFORMS  
All members of the Spirit of Jupiter wear a uniform for performances.  Uniforms differ each year based on the show design. A portion of the uniform may be owned by the school and loaned to the student, and the remainder of the uniform (including gloves and shoes) must be purchased by the student.  For more information about the marching uniform, see our Uniforms page.

BAND FEES “FAIR SHARE”
Members of the Spirit of Jupiter pay a “Fair Share” band fee that covers the cost of competitions, uniforms, equipment, transportation, instructors, and much more.  For more information on Fair Share and how you can fundraise your band fees, see our Band Fees page.

BAND FUNDRAISERS

  • SAVE AROUND Coupon Book Fundraiser (September)
  • Christmas Tree Fundraiser (November)
  • Auditorium Seat Plaque (Year Round)
  • Adopt a Student (Year Round)
  • Concert Program Advertisement (Year Round)
  • Concert Program Dedication (Year Round)

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Volunteer opportunities are announced via email and posted in our Spirit of Jupiter Weekly Blast Newsletter.  The Band uses SignupGenius for parents to sign up for band activities.

For more information on how you can volunteer to help reduce your Fair Share, please click here.

JHS BAND COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Please contact the committee chair with questions via email from the list below according to their leadership role.

Band Operations: Cathy Mutchler-cathymutchler@yahoo.com
Finances/Fair Share:  Rosalie Jablonski-rljablonski@gamil.com
Uniforms and Merchandise:  Shannon Stegeman-SLS4U2@yahoo.com
Parent Volunteers/Medical: Jenna McCarthy-mibabydoc@gmail.com
Prop Building: Ben Williamson  jamin43435@gmail.com
Concessions:  Siobhan Campbell  siobhan17732@gmail.com
Communication: Heather Franklin  thefranklins4fl@gmail.com
Chaperones:  Heather Franklin  thefranklins4fl@gmail.com
Travel:  Heather Franklin  thefranklins4fl@gmail.com
Alumni: 
Spaghetti Dinner:  Darlene Williamson  williamson.darlene@gmail.com
Silent Auction:  Darlene Williamson  williamson.darlene@gmail.com
Color Guard:  Elizabeth Jacox  elijacox72@att.net
Festival of Bands:  Jenna McCarthy  mibabydoc@gmail.com
Middle School Outreach:  Stephanie Lanza  stephanie.g.lanza@gmail.com
Coupon Books:  Mindy Thoren  mmthoren@gmail.com
Other Programs:  Janine McNally  jay9sailor@bellsouth.net
Transportation:  Cathy Mutchler  cathymutchler@yahoo.com