Marching Band

Parents, Join us! July 16th 5:00PM

Please join us for our Marching Band Parents Meeting and Orientation. Meet our Instrumental Music Director Mrs Govan and the rest of the staff! Get all the information you need about the Marching Band Season and joining the DVHS Skyhawks Band Program.

Welcome to 2022 DVHS Skyhawk Marching Band

Thank you for your interest in the Deer Valley High School Marching Band. Below you will find all of the information you need to get you ready for the new marching band season. We look forward to welcoming to you our band family!

Here are some important dates, and a summary of the items you should have for summer band camps. Please refer to the full band handbook for more details as well as permission slips, medical release forms, and “Fair Share” payment information. 

Summer Band Schedule

— Tuesday, July 5

DVSB In Town Tuesdays (Marching Winds Workshop)
5:00PM – 9:00PM

Percussion Chop Shops & Guard Skill Clinic
5:00PM – 9:00PM

— Tuesday, July 12th

DVSB In Town Tuesdays (Marching Winds Workshop)
5:00PM – 9:00PM

Percussion Chop Shops & Guard Skill Clinic
5:00PM – 9:00PM

— Wednesday, July 13th

School Instrument & Locker Check Out
3:00PM – 7:00PM

***  Saturday, July 16th – 5:00PM *** 

Marching Band Parents Meeting and Orientation

— July 14th – July 16th

Percussion, Guard, & New Members Camp
9:00AM – 3:00PM

— July 18th – July 22nd

Band Camp Week 1
2:30PM – 9:00PM

— July 25th – July 29th

Band Camp Week 2
2:30PM – 9:00PM

— Wednesday, August 3, 2022
First Day of School

Check out the full band calendar below

Band Calendar

Band Camps are mandatory for all students who want to participate in the DVHS Marching Band. 

We cannot stress enough how important it is to attend the ENTIRE camp. The success of the Skyhawk Marching band depends on the dedication of its members. 

Woodwinds & Brass

Please bring: 
Instrument (mouthpiece & reeds)
Flip Folder/Lyre
Any accessories

Percussion & Battery

Please Bring: 
Sticks or Mallets depending on your instrument
Any required accessories

Color Guard

Required for everyone:

–Water Jug – LARGE refillable Jug. NOT a water bottle
— Hat
— Neck towel (helps keep you cool)
— Sunscreen
— Bug spray (if desired)
— Pencils, Black or Blue Notebook

You must wear closed toe shoes.  No sandals, flip-flops or Crocs

You should we wear light, breathable clothing. NO JEANS. 

Register for Band

Health And Safety

Your health and safety is extremely important to us. Marching Band takes place outside. It will be hot. Please prepare yourself for that.

See a staff member, section leader or volunteer immediately if you ever   feel fatigued or overheated.  

Tips to Stay Hydrated

Pre-hydrate by drinking water and electrolytes constantly! Before, after and during rehearsals. 

Avoid Sugary Drinks

Avoid soda, carbonated and sugary drinks as these can speed up dehydration.


Many fruits are a great source of both electrolytes and fluids. Bananas and dates are known for having high levels of the electrolyte potassium. 

While fruits are a great source of hydration they should not replace drinking water. 

Listen to your Body

If you don’t feel well, don’t ignore it. Cramped muscles, and fatigue are signs of dehydration. 

The color of your urine is also a tell tale sign that you could be dehydrated. Dark colored urine is a sign of dehydration.