No Experience Necessary to Join the SPIRIT OF JUPITER Marching Band! Students will learn all they need to know at band camps and rehearsals.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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 Mutchleremail@example.com
Finances/Fair Share: Rosalie Jablonskifirstname.lastname@example.org
Uniforms and Merchandise: Shannon Stegeman-SLS4U2@yahoo.com
Parent Volunteers/Medical: Jenna McCarthyemail@example.com
Prop Building: Ben Williamson firstname.lastname@example.org
Concessions: Jennifer Whitaker
Communication: Heather Franklin email@example.com
Chaperones: Heather Franklin firstname.lastname@example.org
Travel: Heather Franklin email@example.com
Spaghetti Dinner: Darlene Williamson firstname.lastname@example.org
Silent Auction: Darlene Williamson email@example.com
Color Guard: Elizabeth Jacox firstname.lastname@example.org
Festival of Bands: Jenna McCarthy email@example.com
Middle School Outreach: Stephanie Lanza firstname.lastname@example.org
Coupon Books: Stacie Panton email@example.com
Other Programs: Janine McNally firstname.lastname@example.org
Transportation: Cathy Mutchler email@example.com