Music in Motion
The Clare Pioneer Marching Band is the most visible musical organization in our community. Performance at home football games, local parades and other opportunities in and around Clare are important to showcase the talent and dedication of our students. Playing a combination of current music as well as classic rock and stadium tunes, the PMB is at the cutting edge of the marching arts while maintaining our traditions.
Tuesday, September 22 - Pioneer Marching Showcase - Call TBA
Friday, October 2 - Homecoming vs Farwell - Call @ 4:45
Monday, October 5 - Soccer vs Ogemaw Heights - Call @ 6
Friday, October 16 - Home vs Harrison - Call @ 4:45
Pep Band of the PMB
Winter - Basketball 2019-20
Schedule - Report Time 6:15 each event
PMB Marching Fundamental Rubric
Schedule & Ethic
This is a class; you earn a grade. After school rehearsals and performances are a logical outgrowth of the course.
Since our schedule has been published, students should share with any employer immediately. Your inability to notify your employer is not a suitable excuse given the publishing date of our schedule.
Please apply the following logic in relation to band/athletic activities:
Marching Band Student Costs
Season Shirt: $10
Dry-Cleaning Fee: $18
White Gloves: $5
Marching Shoes: $25
Uniforms will be sized and issued on the Sunday prior to Band Camp
Students are parents/guardians will be issued complete uniforms this year (hat, coat, pants, gauntlets).
An assignment/care agreement form will be signed by both students and parent/guardian at the time of issuance.
No uniform will be issued until form is signed by both parties.
Held at the school, scheduled and led by PMB Leadership Team members, these sessions are informal in order to get marching skills and season music introduced, and bond as a section before the intensity of Band Camp
PMB Band Camp is the single most important activity for the Marching Pioneers to make our season a success. Usually held during the first full week in August, students are asked to clear their work and family schedules for those days from 8AM to 5PM.
All home games occur at Brookwood Athletic Fields. Call time for PMB is 5:45. PreGame starts approximately 10 minutes before game time.
Marching Invitationals and Showcases
The Pioneer Marching Band is excited to be taking our show on the road to entertain other communities and learn from outstanding clinicians at a variety of showcase events. These may include the Beal City Marching Aggie Invitational, Pioneer Marching Showcase, Cadillac Marching Showcase, or MSBOA Marching Band Festival.
Marching Pioneers in Action
The Drum Major is the most visible, most respected member of the Marching Pioneers beyond the Director. His/her responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
These skills are enhanced through attendance at a summer training camp. Participation in Drum Major Camp is required in order to effectively lead the ensemble.
Auditions for Drum Major, when appropriate, will be held in the final quarter of the preceding school year. Auditions will be comprised of but not limited to an exhibition of marching fundamentals, teaching ability, rudimentary conducting skills and an interview.
Within the body of the Pioneer Marching Band, each section is a vibrant and cohesive unit which makes the ensemble larger than the sum of its parts. Each Section Leader is a teacher and motivator. His/her responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Color Guard Captain
The Captain of the Color Guard is a teacher, motivator, and innovator. The Color Guard Captain should plan to have enough additional practice outside of those already scheduled to ensure the guard is clean and effective in its performance. His/her responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Auditions for Color Guard Captain, when appropriate, will be held in the final quarter of the preceding school year. Auditions will be comprised of but not limited to an exhibition of marching and flagging fundamentals, teaching ability, a brief original routine and an interview.
The Captain of the PMB Drumline is a teacher, composer and motivator. The Drumline is in fact the heartbeat of our ensemble. The precision and cohesion of the ensemble can be traced back to the Drumline and its leader. The Drumline Captain should plan to have additional practice outside of those already scheduled to ensure the drumline is clean and effective in its performance. His/her responsibilities include, but are not limited to: