ECHS No Half Steppin' Band

Updates on need-to-know events with the Marching Band

Welcome Note from the Band Director:

Hello! If you are receiving this communication, an Eau Claire student you know has indicated interest in joining the loudest and proudest band in the Midlands - The ECHS No Half Steppin' Marching Band!!


I want to take this opportunity to welcome you into our family - a family made up of motivated & hard working young people, our amazing school administrators, years & generations of proud alumni, and our wonderfully supportive Eau Claire community.


Read through the following newsletter for updates this Spring as we prepare for an amazing 2021 comeback season!

Introducing the 2021 Band Staff

Lady Emeralds & Colorguard announcement

Results for this week's Lady Emeralds and Shamrock Colorguard tryouts will be available on the afternoon of Friday, May 7th. We will post results to the No Half Steppin' Band 2021 Team, on the outside of the band room, as well as on the band's Facebook page. We're excited to be moving forward with this talented group of young ladies!

Drumline Practices

The ECHS Drumline is currently looking for new members for the upcoming season! All current 7th-11th graders are welcome to come to practice, starting Monday, May 10th - regardless of experience. The directors, along with several talented alumni, are looking forward to returning the drumline to its glory from years past. Upcoming drumline practices:


  • Monday, May 10th -- 4:00-6:00 in the Eau Claire band room
  • Same time & place on May 11th, 13th, 14th, 17th and 18th



***All interested students should plan to participate in all practice dates***

Spring Camp 2021

This will serve as a "mini- band camp", and will take place daily after school the week of May 24th-28th, from 4:00-6:30. **All members** - including selected Lady Emerald dancers, members of the Shamrock Colorguard, drumline members who attended Spring practices, and all instrument players who plan to march in the fall - are expected to participate with Spring Camp. We will end the week with a parent meeting regarding the 2021 season, and a public performance in the George Glymph Arena on campus to catch the first glimpse of the 2021 No Half Steppin' Band!!!

Spring Camp Parent Meeting & Performance

Friday, May 28th, 6pm

4800 Monticello Road

Columbia, SC

Parent meeting at 6:00, performance at 7:00

Remind app

Remind is an app you might be familiar with, that allows teachers to send mass-communications with parents and students simultaneously. The band will be using this as another way to keep you up-to-date with events and reminders as we progress through the season.


To join our group, text "@nohalfstep" to 81010, or click the following link: https://www.remind.com/join/nohalfstep