Prospective Band Students

For 8th Graders & Their Families...

It's not too soon for eighth graders and their parents to begin thinking about participating in the Central Dauphin High School RamBand program.  Participating in the Ram Marching Band is a great way to get to know lots of your fellow freshmen as well as upperclassmen, and it will give you a head start on high school.

Important Marching Band Information

  • 8th grade band students in CDMS and LMS are invited to participate in Buddy Night at a home football game
  • Band Camp is mandatory; it is usually held the first 2 weeks of August (plan your vacation accordingly)
  • Ram Band members attend three mini-camps in June and July, plus additional practices as scheduled
  • Ram Band members are provided with a marching band uniform; additional purchases are required (shoes, gloves, polo shirt, tour shirts etc...)

New Ram Band Members

As a new Ram Band member, each family is provided the phone number and email address of a "mentor."  The mentors are veteran band families where you can turn for information or clarification on all matters band related.  The mentors are great resources and we urge all new band families to reach out these invaluable resources.