Pre Lancer


Mission Statement:

The purpose of this program is to provide 7th and 8th grade students with fundamental techniques in order to prepare for high school band, percussion and color guard. All students will be introduced to playing technique, exercises and showmanship. Students will also be provided with an introductory course to marching technique. High school students and McQueen staff members will work closely with students to encourage them to continue band. We hope that with our Pre-Lancer Program, students will grow excited to join McQueen High School Band Program!


Dates for Our Program:

For Color Guard (Dancers) and Winds (Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba)

Tuesdays (in the McQ Band Room) from 2:45-4:30

April: 21st, 28th

May: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th  


For Percussion Players (All ability Levels)

Thursdays (in the McQ Band Room) from 2:45-4:30pm

April 16th, 23rd, 30th

May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th 



This program is open to all incoming 7th and 8th graders joining us from Clayton MS and Billinghurst MS. It is optional; however we encourage all students to join! 


We ask that all new members joining us will pay a $50.00 donation to help cover the costs of equipment and materials. All checks can be made out to McQueen Band. 

**If you are interested, please email Please email or submit your paperwork by the FIRST DAY of PRELANCER**

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Pre-Lancer Program Contacts

Natalia Tomasello, Director of Bands

Geoffrey Green, Director of Color Guard

Grace Krutz, Assistant Director of Color Guard

Shannon Redding

Nathan Tilley, Director of Percussion

Alen Woo, Director of Percussion 



All McQueen High School Band Student Leadership will help facilitate the PRELANCER PROGRAM. 

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