Marching Band Overview
The Liberty High School Lion’s Pride Marching Band has a longstanding tradition of pride and excellence in marching and is regarded as one of the finest competitive units in Maryland. In 2019, Liberty made history as the only Maryland band to ever win back-to-back Atlantic Coast Championships.
The marching band (MB) season runs from August to late October/early November, with the addition a mini-band camp at the end of May for all new and returning students. Marching Band Camp runs for three weeks in August, M-F, six hours per day between 9 am and 9 pm. Individual student schedules are determined by which section they are in.
Band competitions are held most Saturdays in September and October, leading up to the Atlantic Coast Championships at the end of the season. The marching band also performs at home football games. Students are expected to attend all rehearsals and performances.
Information for the 2020 Marching Band Season
Start by watching this welcome video from our band director, Ms. Brandi Jason!
Be sure to view Ms. Jason’s PowerPoint presentation and review the 2020 Calendar and Procedures
2020 MB Fee Schedule
Please review the following table of fees.
- Due Friday, June 26, 2020 – $150 Uniform Fee/Color Guard Uniform Fee (non-refundable after August 1, 2020)
- Due Friday, August 14, 2020 – remaining balance for your student according to chart below.
- 2020 Show Shirts and Program Apparel will be sold separately.
|Band||Uniform Fee (includes purchase of G2 top and cleaning)|
(everyone but color guard; non-refundable after 8/1/20)
|Instrument rental Fee|
(all percussion + brass/woodwind rentals)
|Band shoes (horn line and all percussion)||35.00|
|White gloves – 2 pair |
(everyone but percussion and color guard)
|Color Guard uniform|
(color guard, only; non-refundable after 8/1/20)
|Color Guard equipment rental||75.00|
|Color Guard shoes (color TBD)||35.00|
|Color Guard gloves (color TBD)||15.00|
|All||Food Expense (ACCs buffet, trip snacks, etc.)||30.00|
|Transportation Fee (to help offset costs of buses and fuel)||75.00|
|Band booster fee, per family (optional)||15.00|
Prices and Fees May Be Lowered
The above prices reflect a typical competition season at Liberty High School; they do not include modifications that may need to be made due to the COVID-19 pandemic and/or restrictions placed on CCPS school activities. Prices would be LOWERED if the season were modified to exhibition (only) performances, etc. Therefore, prices are subject to change reflecting the modifications we may encounter as a school system. We are hoping that a decision will be reached by August 1, 2020 regarding extracurricular activities/fall sports, which will help us to have a better understanding of how we will proceed for our 2020 Liberty Lions’ Pride Marching Band season.
To register for Marching Band 2020, please do all of the following by June 26:
1) Read through all the informational materials, including Ms. Jason’s Power Point presentation, the 2020 MB calendar, MB Procedures and the fee schedule.
2) Fill out the Registration Form, which includes a MB agreement.
Once you’ve submitted your registration form, you’ll be returned to this page so you can pay the fee.
3) Pay the $150 uniform fee.
Once you’ve done all of these, you’re all set!