Marching Storm News and Information

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Sauk Rapids-Rice High School

Marching Band

Updated 3.7.16



This is where weather related announcements will be placed if there is a change to our schedule.  If this message is showing, our schedule is on as planned.

Picture Order Form

Picture Order Form

We are again using Jen Thompson photography to offer pictures of the summer marching band to students and families.  Please view and download the form for ordering photos.  As always, bring the form and money to the photo shoot day and give both to Jen Thompson.  Thank you.

DCI Minnesota Link

DCI Minnesota Link

HERE is the link to get tickets to go to DCI Minnesota.  Here, almost every major corps in the circuit will be performing!!!  A great venue and a great line up of corps!  Get tickets as close to the 50 yard line as possible and anywhere from 15-30 rows up for best seats.

Spirit Wear Web LInk

Spirit Wear Web Link

HERE is the link to our spirit wear source for the summer of 2016.  Show shirts, Storm Chaser shirts, hats and much more!!

Where to find information


The primary resources for the Marching Storm are as follows:

  1. Our Web Page. This is where stagnant information will be kept. Our purpose for the Marching Storm web page is to be the anchor for basic information about our program. Things like parade dates, load and leave times, contact information for both staff and adult volunteers, etc. The URL for our web page is

  2. Smore Newsletters. This will be the place for updates on information that needs to reach students and parents with details and specifics about our season. A print copy will be available at practices if you do not have internet access. The newsletter is email based. It is very convenient for us to include links to download forms, include current photos of students in action and more. When you are asked to share an email address, please choose the one you use frequently so the information can reach you in a timely manner.

  3. Charms Office. Charms is a resource website we use to manage our student accounts. As parents make payments into Charms, the students account is credited with the payment information. This helps us track payments for spirit wear and trip payments. IMPORTANT: The activity fee payment for marching band goes directly to the high school office. Marching band parents, directors or volunteers are not suppose to take activity fee payments. (More information will be shared about activity fees on April 12)

  4. Marching Storm Facebook group. If you use Facebook, we have a group that you can join to post quick questions that are important to you. The network of students and parents who are members of this group always are willing to offer supportive ideas and information to those who ask. To join this group, search for "The Official Marching Storm group". It is a closed group so you will have to ask to become a member. If you are an 8th grade parent or student, please send Mr. Campbell an email notifying him you are requesting to be a member of the group. That will help him recognize your name when it appears as a membership request.

  5. Remind. The texting service will be used only if there is an important message that needs to be sent out to students and parents. Details like severe weather changes, or when buses will be expected at the high school after parades. We may also choose to send out reminders about dates like when activity fees are due or when uniform fittings are scheduled. That information will be posted on our web page soon.  To join the Marching Storm REMIND service, text srrhsms16 to 81010. 

Adult Trailer Driver Form


Adults who wish to volunteer to drive the Band Trailer need to complete THIS form.  Please turn it into Mr. Campbell when you have it completed.

Marching Storm Update Archive


The 2016 Information Booklet for the Marching Storm can be downloaded HERE

May 22-31 Edition is HERE

June 1-10 Edition is HERE

Mystery Tour Edition is HERE

Parade Load/Leave time Edition is HERE



Students members must have a health form on file when they march with the MARCHING STORM.  Please download this form, fill it out online, print it, sign it and turn it in by Thursday, May 26.  

Interest Meeting Powerpoint

Interest Meeting Powerpoint

Parents and students who could not make the interest meeting on Tuesday, April 12 can view the information reviewed by clicking on the link below.

Powerpoint link HERE

Marching Band Auditions


All students wishing to be a part of the Marching Storm will need to audition.  Auditions will serve to allow the staff the opportunity to see and hear your skills.  They will also have a better means of identifying students with more than one set of skills.  Students are encouraged to audition in multiple areas so the staff can select students for positions that best serves the entire unit.

Auditions will happen in small groups.  You are encouraged to audition with another person and then there needs to be a veteran marcher in your audition group too.  The best option is to have your section leader audition with you.  Most section leaders will be at rookie practice so you can learn who they are, and talk with them about selecting an audition time.

If you are auditioning for more than one instrument or equipment, make sure to sign-up with that section leader for a time too.  

Audition Form is HERE  UPDATED VERSION 4.18.16



Students need to do 3 things to audition for the MARCHING STORM.  Please see below:

1.  Attend our Information Meeting, Basics Camp and Skills Workshop.  [Details HERE];
2.  Complete an Audition Application form [Found HERE
     (Notice:  This form needs to be printed out and turned in when you audition.)
3.  Sign up for an audition time slot [Found HERE].

Registration Information 2016


Registration for the 2016 High School MARCHING STORM will be online this year.  Registration is open to all SRRHS students and 8th grade students transitioning into 9th grade at SRRHS.  

We love students who come to the Marching Storm and offer their skills to us freely with a "put me where you need me" attitude.  You help make us strong because you are flexible!!

Honor Guard, Color Guard and sometimes Drum Line members can come from outside of the band program.  Friends, brothers, sisters, etc are welcomed to join us and learn how to be a valuable member of the MARCHING STORM!

Membership Registration is HERE

Winds and Brass Audition Material


Select the files from below to practice for your Marching Storm Winds or Brass Audition.  Winds and Brass include Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone and Tuba.

Wind Section March and Play

Wind Section March and Play Audition Sequence

Using Audtion piece #2, march this sequence:
8 Forward March
8 Halt
4 Forward March
8 Back March
4 Forward March

Colorguard Auditions


Students auditioning for the colorguard will showcase basic skills through a flag warmup routine and fundamental across the floors.  Across the floors demonstrated will include jazz runs, chasses, and sautes.  The flag warmup will consist of flag basics blended together and spun to the song Roar by Katy Perry.  All of the skills needed to audition will be taught in the basics practice and marching workshops.

Season Schedule 2016


Before you register, please look at our summer schedule.  Students are asked to limit your absences from practices and we request that students do not miss any performances (Except for emergencies).  Students will be asked to submit any absences that will happen during our season.  You will be asked to list your conflicts so please look ahead so your list is complete.

The online calendar link is available below:


Warm-up Book 2015


Below are links to the warm-up patterns we will use this summer.  Please download them and begin memorizing them.

Alto Sax:          HERE
Baritone B.C.:  HERE
Baritone T.C.:  HERE
Clarinet:           HERE
Flute:               HERE
Horn:               HERE
Tenor Sax:      HERE
Trombone:      HERE
Trumpet:         HERE
Tuba:              HERE

Section Leaders


Drum Majors:  Bailey Hennes, Anna Zeleny
Honor Guard:  Emily Schrader
Guard: Alycia Peacock, Kaysi Florek
Flute: Alyssa Brennhofer
Clarinets: Skylar Zeilenga
Saxes: Josie Amo
Horns: Flora Douglass
Trumpets: Quinlen Marshall
Trombones: Britney Munson
Low Brass: Justin Glen
Drumline:  Parker Walder, Cohl Eichers

Videos for Brass

Videos for Brass

Air and Embouchure click HERE

Articulation click HERE

Unity Necklace Colors

Unity Necklace Colors Code

Yellow = 6th Grade participant
Light Green = 7th Grade participant
White = 8th Grade participant
Black = 9th Grade participant
Dark Green = 10th Grade participant
Gold = 11th Grade participant
Star = Super Senior