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Southgate Anderson Band Program

Band Camp Location and Contact Info 2018

Michigan Christian Youth Camp

820 North Lake George Rd
Attica, MI 48412

(810) 664-8040


Marching Uniform Policy 2018

Southgate Anderson Marching Band Uniform Policies

Please read through the policies outlined below and make sure you are complying with them whenever in uniform. You are to be in uniform AT ALL TIMES when representing Southgate Marching Band. This includes, but not limited to, Performances, Football Games, Parades, Band A Rama, ect.

  • Underneath your uniform, you must wear a black shirt. In warmer weather, a black t-shirt is acceptable. In colder weather, you may layer up but the outermost layer must be completely black (Ex. a black, long sleeve mock turtleneck). We should not be able to see a colored collar or sleeve when you move around in uniform. You must wear black socks that are longer than Ankle Length.

  • If you have longer hair (women AND men), you must have it tucked completely into your shako. Hair should not be hanging out or touching the collar of your jacket, and it should be tightly secured so that you can remove and replace your shako easily.

  • Do not wear any facial jewelry or noticeable makeup. If you must have something in to prevent a piercing hole from closing, use a clear stud or place a Band-Aid over the piercing. Woodwind players with fingerless gloves, please remove any nail polish.

  • At competitions, uniforms must be worn in their entirety or not at all, as specified by the staff. This includes your Bibbers, Jacket and Shoes. Shako, Plume, Gauntlets and Gloves may be removed depending on the show.

  • Shoes are to be worn at all times by all members. If you are not wearing shoes, you will not perform.

  • If you are told to be out of uniform, you must be wearing Southgate gear or all black (winter coats are acceptable, of course).

  • After every performance we will turn in our uniforms to avoid any caretaking issues. Plumes must be kept in their plume tubes.

Our goal at all times is to look clean, polished, and professional, and also to keep these uniforms in good condition for as long as we can. Take pride in your appearance and always look good!

Uniform Wearing and Care

The Uniform symbolizes the pride of the individual in the organization. When the Uniform is worn correctly it will project unity, dignity, pride and authority. It is everyone's responsibility to see that all members respect and care for the uniform and that it is worn properly.

Uniforms are issued to all marching band students, and a deposit is required (student credit may not be used for the deposit). Students are required to wear black socks at all marching competitions. When the student is no longer a member of the marching band and has returned a clean uniform, all parts intact; uniform deposit will be refunded, if all other family debt with the marching band has been cleared.

Band members are to handle and care for their own uniforms. Should part of the uniform go missing, do not take someone else's. Report the problem to the person in charge of uniforms for reissue. Your student is responsible for the uniform and will be charged a replacement cost if the missing part(s) are not found. Most "missing items" result from not making sure all the uniform parts are together after a performance.

The uniform must be transported in a garment bag (provided). Uniforms are generally turned in after every event, however, if taken home the uniform should be hung up carefully after each and every performance. Do not store a wet uniform in the bag once you are home, they could mildew. Please take care of the uniforms. Students will be charged replacement costs for any lost items. Costs, subject to charge are: plumes $20, plume tube $3, shako $40, shako box $15, jackets $300, garment bag $12. At the completion of the marching season, a date for turn in will be scheduled and announced; students whose uniform is not returned, cleaned and intact at the scheduled date will incur a $25.00 late fee.


1. No visible jewelry, earrings etc., are to be worn during a performance

2. No colored nail polish is to be worn where visible

3. Facial makeup is be used lightly, NO HEAVY MAKEUP!!

4. Color Guard makeup and hairstyle will be determined by the instructor

5. Those players without complete uniforms WILL NOT march.

6. Be sure uniform pants are hemmed properly. Any damage to the bottom of the pants that require repair will be at the student's expense. If the family needs assistance with hemming, they may contact the uniform committee; a small fee may be charged for this service.

7. Please refer to the Uniform Maintenance Instructions given to your student.

Uniform Chairperson:

Deanna Calleja

(734) 818-0833


Marching Band Registration Form 2018

Southgate Anderson Marching Band 2018
Please fill out all fields that apply to ensure that your family can be well informed of any and all information you may need regarding the Southgate Anderson Marching Band. Also, please make sure to include any health concerns about your student.

Most information will be available on the website or on our Facebook page ( and all information is available upon request.

All phone numbers obtained will only be used in emergency situations. All emails provided will be used for reminder, and informational purposes.

Any questions or concerns:
Director - Brendan Walter

Assistant Director- Zack Novicki

Booster President - Martha Hancock-

All members must fill out this form:


Medical Emergeny Care Authorization Form


Health History Form 2018


Student Policies 2018

Southgate Anderson Marching Band Student Policies


Dues help pay for the cost of staff, show design, team registration, band camp lodging, equipment, props, etc. Dues are non-refundable after August 1, 2015, and will not be returned to members who are dismissed or quit the Marching Band Program. There are an incredible amount of fundraisers the Southgate Band Boosters provide to help with funding these costs. A student may not enter into our Program until all debts from previous school related activities have been paid in full.


The Southgate Anderson Marching Band does its best to support the surrounding communities by performing in area parades. In doing so we promote the professionalism and success of our program. All members are required to perform in all Parades.

Southgate Anderson Home Football Games

The Marching Band is a huge part of each and every home football game at Southgate Anderson High School. The Administration and School Board do a great job of supporting our program, as well as the Staff of each School and its Athletics. We do the same by supporting the Football team at all home events. All members are required to perform at every home football game. Failure to do so may affect the Students role in our competitive program.


We rehearse on our Practice Field located in between the soccer practice field, the Football Stadium and the Baseball and Softball Stadiums. It is our job to maintain our field including: painting, cleaning and doing general maintenance to the field. Some rehearsals deviate from the "normallyā€¯ scheduled practices due to Holidays, School functions, etc. We may also use the High School, or Football Stadium if circumstances allow. Attendance at all rehearsals are MANDATORY. If a student misses any practice before a scheduled performance, he/she may not be allowed to participate in that performance, even if the absences are school related. This is for the students, and those near that student, safety and for fairness. Those who follow the rules will be rewarded with performing. Those who do not follow the rules will be disciplined as necessary.


Attendance is required at every rehearsal and performance. Your role in this competitive program may be altered if you miss one or multiple rehearsals at the discretion of the staff. Contact Mr. Walsh well in advance for any potential excused absence.


School disciplinary action, such as suspension from school, will be carried into the Marching Band Program and will result in unexcused absences.

Being A Team Player

By seeking membership into this program, you are committing to be a hard working, optimistic and dedicated member of this team. It is expected that you give your very best at every rehearsal and performance. It is expected that you respect every member and staff member of this program, not to mention the Parent and other volunteers who freely give their time in our support. You are not to speak poorly of any other member of the Band. It is important to remember that we are all on the same team working toward our common goal.


All members will condition throughout the season. This is not optional. It helps prepare our bodies for the duration of the season and performing at a high level through our 8 minute competitive show. If you can march the show, you can condition with the rest of the band.


All School issued equipment will be treated and dealt with in the highest respect, as all money that goes towards purchasing and fixing instruments is fundraised. Each student is required to bring their equipment to every rehearsal and performance, making sure everything is in working order. If anything gets damaged and is in need of repair, please report it immediately. Equipment expected for each performer includes: personal instrument, school supplied instrument/equipment, pencils, music, dot book, proper attire, etc.

Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/YouTube and other Social Media

While we will use these avenues on a dailybasis, it is necessary to be responsiblein their use with regard to our Program. If you have an issue, personal or otherwise, regardingthe Southgate Marching Band Program, it is expected that you do NOT include everyone in cyberspace when airing these concerns. Rather, concerns should be brought to the attentionof the person it concerndirectly. Let's face our challenges and not "Facebook them!" Negative comments about another member of the guard, parents, volunteers, chaperones, staff, etc. will not be tolerated and will resultin dismissal from theprogram. Members/Family members are NOT to post any rehearor performance video's on You Tube or any other website. Any and all posts will be made by the Director or staff. The social media policy applies to ALL social media outlets but not limited to: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Sarahah, and GroupMe.


Each member is responsible for maintaining passing grades throughout the season. Failing grades will prohibit the student from performing and could result in them not being able to attend practices. The Director receives an email each week, including the names of students with unacceptable grades. We understand that schooling should take priority, however it is important that each student find a routine that allows him/her to achieve passing grades in school without interfering with the set schedule of the Band.

School Apparel/Uniform

While in school apparel or in uniform, you are representing this program, this staff, the school, the community and each other. Each of you will conduct yourselves in a professional manner while representing the Southgate Anderson Marching Band.  Each member is required to treat their


Marching Band Member/Parent Contract 2018


Permission Slip 2018


Marching Band Payment Plan 2018

If you have any issue with making your payment on time, please be proactive and contact our Band Booster Treasurer: (checks payable to Southgate Band Boosters)

Diana Fritts, Treasurer
Southgate Band Boosters


Performance Schedule 2018

Southgate Anderson 

Marching Band Event



Organizations listed above:

MCBA - Michigan Competing Band Association

SMB - Scholastic Marching Bands