Malvern Drumline Show November 4th

Hello Drumline parents,

As a member of the Minerva Drumline your students have been invited to take part in the first of hopefully many, Malvern Drumline Showcase. This event will take place on Saturday November, 5th. Students are to have their drums and harnesses packed up the day before this event (Friday November, 4th.) 

On the day of the showcase students are to arrive at the Minerva High School band room no earlier than 4:30. The buses are going to arrive at 4:45. As soon as the bus and trailer are loaded we will depart for Malvern High School. When we arrive at Malvern the participants are being treated to a spaghetti dinner where they will eat and be given the opportunity to mingle with other drumlines. The show begins at 6:15, and we encourage anyone and everyone to attend. Tickets are $5 a person, and kids 5 and under get in for free. My guess is that the showcase will be over around 8pm, which puts our arrival back to Minerva High School around 8:30pm. We will have students reach out to you once we have departed Malvern.

Thank you,

Mr. Johnson

M.B. Season End Calendar

Oct 11 – Glow Show, 7:30pm band practice at 6:00pm

Oct 14 – Home Game (Senior Night) 6:00pm senior parents line up at 5:45pm

Oct 15 – East Palestine Band Show practice at 4:15pm before

Oct 20 – Last Practice / Bonfire – 6:45pm?

Oct 21 – Away Game – practice at 5:30pm before

Oct 25 – Band Banquet Potluck @ MHS, 6pm

Oct 30 – Band Halloween Party

Oct 31 – Halloween Parade

Senior Marching Band Pictures

The athletic booster club wants to do a cover picture for the program this year of all the senior athletes and senior marching band members. They will be doing a group picture on Friday, August 5.

1:45pm Meet in the band room, put on uniforms 2:20pm seniors arrive at Minerva High School football stadium dressed and ready to be photographed
2:30pm seniors line up in end zone and do group picture
3:00pm seniors will be photographed AT Dunlap photography for the individual Lion poster pictures.

Take uniforms home for Team banner pictures the next day on Saturday August 6, 11 am at Dunlap Photography

2022 Drumline Tryout Info

Students auditioning for Snare Drum

Rudiments, slow-fast-slow:

– Double Stroke Roll (match grip)

– Single Paradiddle (match grip)

– Flam Tap (match grip)

Audition Music:

– Point Break

– I am Legend

Sight Reading (match grip)

Students auditioning for Tenors 

Rudiments on snare drum, slow-fast-slow:

– Double Stroke Roll (match grip)

– Single Paradiddle (match grip)

– Flam Tap (match grip)

Audition Music:

– Point Break

– I am Legend

Sight Reading on Tenors

Students auditioning for Bass Drum 

Audition for Bass1, Bass 2, Bass 3, or Bass 4

Audition Music:

– Point Break

– I am Legend

Sight Reading

(Note for bass drum: Pay extra attention to which notes are in unison with all basses, and which notes are on the specific bass you are auditioning for)

Students auditioning for Bells

Audition Music: 

– Inspector Gadget

– Injury

Any students auditioning for cymbals do not need to prepare anything for the audition, and will only need to attend the day of auditions to receive the welcome for the new season and hear any and all logistics. 

If anyone has any questions email

Thank you!

You can download all audition music here:

Season End M.B. Schedule

**UPDATED 10/18

Tuesday, Oct 19 – Performance for Football Team, 5:00pm
Thursday, Oct 21 – Practice/Bonfire Performance 7-8:30pm
Friday, Oct 22 – Home Game (Senior Night) – 6pm (Seniors 5:45pm)
Tuesday, Oct 26 – Band Banquet @ Community Building – 6:30pm
Thursday, Oct 28 – Halloween Parade – 6:15pm
Saturday, Oct 30 – Band Halloween Party @ MHS