Band Registration is Monday, August 7, 2017
Seniors: arrive 9:00 - 9:40 a.m.
Juniors: arrive 9:40 - 10:20 a.m.
Sophomores: arrive 10:20 - 11:00 a.m.
Freshmen: arrive 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
Band Registration is required for all Pioneer band students. This process is separate from, and in addition to, registration for Pioneer High School. With a band program of this size and scope, it is essential that we have up-to-date information to effectively communicate and administrate band activities to our students and their families.
- The first step in the Pioneer Band registration process is to fill out the Online Registration Form for each band student no later than May 12.
- The next step, if you are going to band camp, is to download, fill out, and send in All Required Health Forms.
- The last step is to attend the Pioneer Band Registration on Monday, August 7, 2017 to finalize your registration.
Band Registration Day takes place each year in August on the Monday before Band Camp. Students enter through the door by the orchestra room and straight up to the hallway heading down to the Band Room (B-126). Students go through six stations to ensure they are prepared for band camp (if they are going) and the upcoming school year.
While we recognize that our band students are capable and responsible, parents of underclassmen are encouraged to accompany students during registration. The Pioneer Bands rely on parental involvement to facilitate our program and maintain the high level of success we have enjoyed over the years.
Station One At the Check-In station, volunteers review the student and parent information from the online registration form. The online registration form provides important information to the band directors, the uniform team, and the many volunteer leaders of the Pioneer Band Association.
Station Two Students attending Band Camp stop at the second station to verify or turn in their Band Camp Health Form. Parent/guardian signatures are required. Here they also pick up their Band Camp t-shirt and other camp materials. Campers sign up for a Band Camp bus or verify other transportation information.
Station Three At the Fees station, families pay any balance of the Band Camp Fee, as well as the PBA Fee. We ask each student to pay a PBA Fee of $35. This helps offset the cost of uniform cleaning and other operational costs for the bands covered by the Pioneer Band Association. We accept cash and checks ONLY; checks should be made payable to "Pioneer Band Association." You can also Submit Donations to the Robert Albritton Fund (payable to “Ann Arbor Community Foundation”) or to the scholarship fund (payable to “PBA”).
Station Four In the Instrument Room, Mr. Leach is on hand to distribute school instruments. Students and parents are required to sign an instrument guaranty card for any school instrument used. A sample of the Instrument Guaranty Card wording is available for you to preview.
Station Five Students in Symphony Band, Concert Purple, and Concert White will stop by this station to either get fitted for a marching uniform or verify that they were assigned a marching uniform in the spring. Students will be fitted for a marching band hat, which they will take home. Students need marching gloves for the first game in August, so they will purchase them at band registration for $3 (please bring cash).
Students in Varsity Band may skip Station Five
Station Six At the Pioneer Band Association/Check Out station, officers and representatives of the Pioneer Band Association are on hand to welcome families, answer questions, and encourage parents to volunteer in the upcoming year. Tentative Band Calendars are distributed.
Apparel Sale In the Band Room, you will have an opportunity to purchase Band Apparel such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweat pants and fleece tops (handy for those chilly evenings in the stands watching the Marching Band!).
Another great year for the Pioneer Bands is underway!