Marching Band

Absence Request form:

Attendance policy from the Bethel-Tate Band Handbook

Since the Band functions as a single unit and not a group of individuals, Band performances are diminished by even a single absence. Hence, you are required to be at all band rehearsals and performances. It is the member's responsibility to fill in the below form at least a week before an excused absence. Each request will be evaluated individually.

We do our best to provide a full Fall schedules at the start of the season. Even with the most tedious planning there will be periodically updated. Time management is an important part of the band experience. Any unexcused absence from a performance will result in immediate dismissal from the program with no refund on fees. It is up to the discretion of the Band Director as to the acceptability of the excuse. Some un-acceptable absence reasons are college visitations (which should be scheduled around rehearsal and performance schedules), public music concerts of any kind (regardless of whether it's Kelly Clarkson, Barney, Carrie Underwood, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, and so on), college games, sports, banquets, work and parties.

Any individual with an unexcused absence from rehearsals will attend the next performance in full dress uniform. However, he/she may not be permitted to marching during our performance and play from the sideline. This rule is strictly to ensure the safety of your child and the safety of other students on the field. This will be considered on a case by case basis by the Band Director.

2017/2018 Marching Band Schedule

Weekly Rehearsals are Monday and Wednesday from 3-6pm at the High School

Home FB vs Waynesville August 25 5:30 call

Home FB vs Purcell Marian September 8 5:30 call

Away FB @ Batavia September 15 TBA

Home FB vs Western Brown September 22 5:30 call

Home FB vs CNE (Homecoming) October 6 5:30 call

Homecoming Dance October 7 8pm

Home FB vs Williamsburg (SR. Night) October 20 5:30 call

MSBA @ Colerain October 21 All Day/TBA

Away FB @ Fayetteville Perry October 27 TBA

Veterans Day Rehearsal November 6, 8 2:30 - 4 pm

Veterans Day Parade November 11 TBA

Christmas Parade Rehearsal November 27-29 2:30 – 4pm

Breakfast w/Santa Setup December 1 TBA

Possible Tree Lighting December 1 TBA

Breakfast with Santa December 2 TBA

Down home Christmas Parade December 2 TBA

Opening Day Rehearsals March 12, 14, 19, 21 2:30-4:00

Reds Opening Day Parade April 2 TBA (Uniform Debate)

Pay to Play Due Dates: $145 Total;

2017 Band Jacket Order Form

Next order will be placed TBA

Cost of Jackets is $45. Money is due before the order is placed. Please E-mail Mr. Waldbillig for more information

To order please visit: TBA

Marching Band Remind 101


The Bethel-Tate Marching Band enjoys a rich tradition of musical excellence through out the Bethel and greater Cincinnati area. Each year, students ages 13 to 18, provide the framework for this performing group that consistently receives top honors in regional, state contests, and exhibitions. The marching band is under the direction of Mr. Albin Waldbillig.

The band performs locally for school events including home football games, pep rallies, basketball games, and other post-season athletic events, and is the featured marching band in the community for activities such as the New Richmond's Veterans Day Parade and Down Home Christmas Parade. The Marching Band's exciting, but rigorous, schedule begins in the summer with Band Camp and lasts through most of the fall semester, as the band rehearses diligently to prepare and perfect the year's Marching Show. The band annually participates in competitions throughout the state.