Membership in this group is open to all students and is strongly suggested to all newcomers to the Mariner Band Program. It is also a co-requisite for membership in the Wind Ensemble. Marching Band is only active in the fall with weekly varsity football games and several local parades. Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30pm to 8:00pm. The Marching Band also performs at competitions and the required FBA Marching Band Music Performance Assessment. Weekly sectionals could be made mandatory, depending on the development of the ensemble.