Here are the Frequently Asked Questions about the Basha Bands:
How do I know what is going on?
Most booster (all band parents are boosters!) communication is done electronically, via email and our google calendar. During Registration night, a contact form was passed out to be completed and returned. If you did not receive this, please contact any Booster e-board member (contact information at: bashahighschoolband.com) and they will take your information.
Through emails, Facebook, and the regularly updated Basha Band website, we’ll alert parents of all details regarding performances and events as well as fundraisers.
Prior to every event, an email will be sent to parents and students providing the call times at which band members are required to report to the band room, performance times and locations, directions and other details. Booster meeting minutes will be emailed out. And, you can find forms and additional information on the band website. The band calendar on the band website is updated daily and is great resource as well.
In what events does the band participate?
The Basha Bear Regiment performs at all varsity football games unless otherwise announced (see the Calendar on bashahighschoolband.com). The band also competes several times during marching season (typically on Saturdays) and has additional events such as pep rallies and community events. This year the band will be traveling to the Holiday Bowl in San Diego, California. Yes, this is a busy schedule & lots of so much fun to participate in and watch all the students’ hard work come to fruition.
Do I have to pay for the marching uniforms?
Vipers (marching shoes), gloves, warm ups (if needed), etc. are purchased by each student at the start of marching season. The marching band full uniforms are owned by the school and are used over multiple years. Students do not pay for these uniforms unless they are lost or damaged while in the student’s possession and need to be repaired or replaced.
What sort of financial commitment is involved when my student is in band?
In your packet from Registration Night fees are broken into smaller amounts over time with due dates. Once fees are paid to the bookstore, a copy of the receipt is to be given to the Band Director so the payment can be added to your students Charms account.
What is the “BBR”?
The Basha Bear Regiment, Basha High school’s marching band.
What is “Winter Drumline” and “Winter Guard”?
Competitive indoor marching percussion and color guard. These seasons begin following the end of the marching season.
What is ABODA (WGAZ, AMEA, etc)?
The Arizona Band and Orchestra Director’s Association (ABODA) is an educationally-mined organization responsible for facilitating marching and concert band festivals.
Winter Guard Arizona (WGAZ) is Arizona’s main winter drum line and guard competitive circuit. The organization models itself after the national winter drum line and guard Winter Guard International (WGI)
Whats the difference between “Percussion” and “Percussion Ensemble” class?
The percussion class is a 7th hour course that is reserved for those who are selected through an audition process. (Audition dates can be found on our calendar)
What are the Boosters?
Boosters are the parents of any student in the Basha Band program.
How do I change my schedule?
Contact your counselor located in the front office.