Handy Reminder Page for ALL 2020 Marching Redhawks

(Students and Parents)

Monday March 16th, 7:00PM  NCHS Band Room (83)  Please enter NCHS through door 29

    • Marching Percussion Chops Sessions and Drumline Auditions
      • Monday, January 13th (6 – 8PM)
        Practice Pads – Technique and rudiments focus
      • Monday, ​Feb. 3rd (6 – 8PM)
        Practice Pads – Continue to build technique and rudiments
      • Monday Feb. 10th (6 – 8PM)
        Snare Drum & Bass Drum
      • Monday March 2nd (6 – 8PM)
        Snare Drum & Bass Drum (Rotation from previous week)
      • Monday, April 6th (6 – 8PM)
        Tenors & Mallets
      • Monday, April 20th (6 – 8PM)
        Tenors & Mallets (Rotation from previous week)
    • Marching Percussion Auditions – Thursday, April 23  4PM – 9PM


    • Fall Color GuardWhat is color guard? Modern color guards use flags, sabres, rifles, swing flags, and other pieces of equipment pertaining to the music, as well as a mix of ballet, jazz, and modern dance. Fall Color Guard! The Spirits’ Fall Color Guard are members of the Marching Redhawks and play an important part in the marching band show. Color guard members are required to attend band camp in early August, rehearse with the marching band, attend all home football games, marching band competitions on Saturdays throughout the fall, and march in the Naperville Labor Day and Memorial Day parades as members of the Marching Redhawks. Winter Guard! The Spirits Winter Guard competes in the MidWest Color Guard Circuit and at select Winter Guard International competitions. They practice two to three days per week after school, and travel to weekend competitions January through April. Members are required to attend all practices and competitions.  Auditions! No previous guard or dance experience is required to try out.Color Guard: In the spring of each year, clinics are held prior to tryouts to teach technique and a routine to perform at the tryout. Incoming freshmen, sophomores and juniors can try out in the spring for the fall color guard. 

      Wednesday May 6, 2020 Clinics from 6:00 – 9:00 PM in the NCHS Café 

      Thursday, May 7, 2020 Clinics and Tryouts 6:00 – 9:00 PM in the NCHS Café 

      Thursday, May 7, 2020 Parent Informational Meeting (Mandatory) at 7:30 PM

      Winter Guard: Auditions are held in the late fall of each year for current students at NCHS. 

      Direct questions regarding the Spirits to:

      Danielle Beaton Debbie Wiles

      Daniellebeaton25@gmail.com debbiewiles@tempco.com

Marching Redhawks Communication
  • Charms emails:  Please ensure that all of your parent and student emails are entered into Charms.  The NCHS Band Office and BBA Volunteer Coordinator use Charms to send timely information and updates
  • REMIND app
    • Parent Communication from the BBA Volunteer Coordinator:  timely updates to volunteer needs and times, competition updates, parent socials and more.  Text @nvolunt to 81010 to sign up.  It’s easy! (there is a Remind app but it is not necessary to use the free service)
    • Student Communications from NCHS Bands:
  • Facebook:


    • We do need truck drivers for the upcoming fall season.  We need drivers for 20-22’ box trucks and the truck that pulls the 32’ Marching Redhawks trailer.  3-4 drivers are needed for each competition this season.  A CDL is not needed but D203 must approve all drivers.  Please contact Mrs P  (vpadmanabhan@naperville203.org) if interested in being an approved driver.  She will need a copy of your valid driver’s license to begin the process.  You can email her with the copy of your driver’s license if interested.   Thanks to all for considering.