Welcome to the Herriman High School Instrumental Music blog!

My name is Mr. Shawn Mangum and I am the director of the bands and orchestras at the new Herriman High. I am very excited for a wonderful beginning with you. We will be working hard and achieving great things together. Until school starts this blog will be the quickest and easiest way of communicating with you, so come back often. There will be regular updates and new information coming! If you need to contact me directly, don't hesitate to e-mail me at shawn.mangum@herrimanhigh.org and I will get back to you as soon as I can. If you are looking for information on the Herriman High Color Guard, head to herrimancolorguard.blogspot.com.

Instrumental Music Calendar

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Marching Band Stuff

Hey guys, the DCI finals are this Thursday, the first day of band camp. We will be getting out at 3:30 instead of 8 so you can all go. It is playing at the Cinemark in Jordan Landing and I beleive it starts at 4:30. You will see the BEST bands in the country. Tickets are only $16 so I strongly encourage everyone to go.

Please make sure you are on time, we start at 8. Lunch is from noon to one and dinner is 5-5:30. Bring your own food please, we will not be leaving for food.

Sophomore's, please be the very first in line for registration so you can be out to practice as soon as possible.

See you soon
Mr. Mangum

Monday, July 25, 2011

Parent Meeting

I forgot to post a reminder about the parent meeting tomorrow night at 7 to discuss the fall season. If you are marching fall, plan on being there and bring your parents.
See you soon!
Mr. Mangum


Just a quick reminder about the rehearsals on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 26 and 27. We will be going from 8 to noon both days. Make sure you are on time. We will begin in the circle at 8 both days. Be there and bring a friend!
Mr. Mangum

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Pep Rally

Very Well done tonight! It was a great performance and a ton of fun as well. Thank you for being willing to throw this one in there at the last minute. I hope you all enjoyed playing with Bingham's band as well, it is always fun to get a chance to play with other bands. I look forward to a great performance at Saturday's parade. Please remember we will be meeting in the parking lot in front of the Harmon's on 104oo S and Redwood Rd at 8. We will then move to our warm up spot. Remember, do not leave cases or any personal items in our warm-up area. The parade will end in the middle of the South Jordan equestrian park. The pick up is at roughly 11000 S on 2200 W. See you tomorrow!
Mr. Mangum

Monday, May 9, 2011

Parade band info

A few updates regarding parade band.

Everyone will need to get a new shirt this year, the new shirt is too different from last year's to have them mix. Everyone will need to pay the $75 this year. The new shirt is polyester so it will not fade, change color or shrink. You can try the sizes on the first day of marching band so you can get the size that best fits you. Shirts will all be ordered Memorial Day Weekend, so please have your information in before then, otherwise you will not receive a shirt. No shirt = no parade performance.

The three rehearsals before school ends are May 19, 24 and 26. Please make sure you are on time. We will begin promptly at 3:30, so you need to be ready by then. Rehearsals will end at 6:00. Regular summer rehearsals will begin on June 6 at 7:30 AM.

We will have a special event on May 20. We will be having DCI night in the band room from 6-8. Come enjoy the shows and get excited for next season.

July 6 is Corps Encore night. It is a DCI competition in Salt Lake. Discount tickets will be available shortly, we will be busing to the event together. More details to come.

Mr. Mangum

Monday, May 2, 2011

Band Council for 2011-2012

We will be having elections soon for next year's band council. To be eligible you must have at least one year of experience with the HHS band program. You must submit a one page essay to Mr. Mangum explaining why you want to be on band council next year and why you are the best fit for the position you want. We will have the following positions available - President, Vice President, Secretary, Historian, Librarian, Events. We will also have another marching band specific position - Field Assistant (1 for every 25 students). In order to be field assistant, you MUST be in marching band. Marching band is not required for the other positions, however it is strongly encouraged, as there are duties for each position that involve the marching band.

If you want to know more about the responsibilities for each position, just let me know.

Mr. Mangum

Summer Parade Band

For this summer we will once again be marching with polos, this time they will be polyester. If you already own the marching band polo, you do not need to purchase a new one.

The fee for summer band with the polo will be $75.

The fee for summer band without the polo is $60.

Please remember rehearsals begin on May 19 from 3:30-6:00. Please come with instruments, music and athletic attire (yes we will begin endurance training). Do not forget your sunscreen! Have as much of the music memorized as possible. We will have two more practices before school ends on May 24 and 26 from 3:30-6:00. All practices will begin in the band room. Do not be late, we START at 3:30. I will make sure we END at 6.

Summer rehearsals begin on June 6 at 7:30-10:00. Please be sure to check out the June calendar posted at the top of the blog.

The sign-up sheets for summer should be available soon. Check back in a couple days.

As always, contact me if you have any questions.

Mr. Mangum

Monday, April 11, 2011

Marching Band Parent Meeting

Hey there marching band land! It is time to start thinking about that wonderful time of year once again. We will have a parent meeting on Tuesday, April 19. If you are planning on parade band and/or fall show, please plan on being there. I will have basic information for all students and parents. Some schedule info, cost info and a new attendance policy (yes, we will have an enforced attendance policy for fall). I will also have contracts for everyone to sign as well as information on how to secure a drill spot for you. We will also have band booster board elections as well.

We will be in great need for more parent involvement next year. I look forward to seeing you then! If you have any questions or if you would be interested in helping with the booster board, please let me know.


Mr. Mangum

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

More audition times

If you were unable to get a time on the 21st, I have opened up more audition times from 3-4 on March 22 at HHS. If you are attending a middle school or charter school and need a time at the high school, please e-mail me at shawn.mangum@herrimanhigh.org to request a time.
I look forward to hearing you!
Mr. Mangum

Monday, February 14, 2011


Auditions for orchestra, symphonic band and jazz band are coming up soon. The dates are below.

March 14, 3-4 @ South Hills
March 16, 3-5 @ Elk Ridge
March 17, 3-6 @ Ft. Herriman
March 21, 3-6 @ Herriman High

If the audition date at your school does not work, please e-mail me for a time on the 21st.

You should be prepared to play all 12 major scales and a solo, excerpt or etude that shows off how well you play. There will also be a short sight reading segment as well.

I look forward to hearing you in your auditions and wish you the best of luck!

Mr. Mangum

Drum Major Results

We had a very competitive group of contestants for the one drum major slot in the upcoming marching band season. Thank you to James Lickiss, Jason Elliott, Jacob Douglas, Mark Devey and Eli Walker for auditioning. The drum major for next year has now been selected and I am pleased to announce that Eli Walker will be taking over the position vacated by Victor Pezzolla. Next year is looking to be very exciting and challenging. I look forward to working with the marching band coming up in only a few months!

Mr. Mangum

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Drum Major Auditions

The drum major auditions had to be postponed due to some timing issues. If you are interested in auditioning for drum major for the 2011 school year, please meet in the band room on Friday, January 21 at 2:45 for further information. Thank you for your patience!
Mr. Mangum

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New Baby!

I have to brag about my cute little daughter as much as I can. Her name is Olivia Marie Mangum. She was born on November 29 at 11:11 AM. She weighed 7 lbs 5 ozs and was 19.5 inches. Her brother Porter has a lot of fun with her already!

Mr. Mangum

Drum Major Auditions

Drum major auditions will be held January 18th. If you are planning on auditioning check back for more info. Everyone else that is planning on doing marching band next year, plan on attending for a small portion in order to play for those auditioning. That afternoon will also be our DCI party, followed by the boys basketball game against Bingham. It should be a fun day so mark it on your calendars and good luck to those that will be auditioning.
Mr. Mangum

Pep Band

The pep band schedule is now available! We start playing at games beginning in January and into February. All games listed are REQUIRED for HHS marching band students. Middle school marching band students are not required to participate, but are strongly encouraged to join when they can.

Anyone that will be attending Herriman High is invited to join for any of the games (7-12 grade). Please invite any friends that can play to come have fun with us!

The dates listed will not be removed, though there may be a few extra that are added. Keep checking back for updates.

Fundraiser Stuff

Please bring your fundraiser forms to class on Wednesday or Thursday and the class president will collect them and take them to Mrs. Willmore. I will be back in class on Thursday, and maybe my little girl will have a name by then.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Week of 11/29 - 12/3

Hey there band and orchestra students! I apologize that I cannot be at school the first part of this week. My wife is going to be having a baby tomorrow (Monday) so I will be spending my next few days with my family. I will keep you updated on how things are going and maybe even include a picture of my new baby girl.

Please work hard this week while I am gone, there are only two weeks until the concert.

I hope your Thanksgiving was great!

Mr. Mangum

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Competitions and events in the coming weeks

Please remember that we are meeting at Ft. Herriman from 3:30 to 4:30 today for a quick practice before the Region Competition. Please meet at Herriman High no later than 5:15 wearing your parade uniform. We will be riding a bus together to the event. We will be performing at 7 in our parade uniform again. Please bring some long pants and a jacket to wear after the performance. We will be there until roughly 8:45, then we will be back to HHS by 9:15

For Saturday, please be at HHS by 8:30 AM. We perform at Alta High at 11:15 then we will stay until our awards are presented that afternoon at 4:30. We will be getting back to HHS at about 5:15.

You will be receiving a full schedule for both events today at marching band.

I apologize for the late posts, this info has been discussed many times at band though.

Have a great day! Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Mr. Mangum

Friday, September 24, 2010

Competition Season

Just a friendly reminder to make sure you have the calendar from the blog. The info is all current, but times will be updated throughout the competition season to let you know what times we will be leaving, performing, etc.

Please remember we are meeting this Saturday, September 25 at 8:15 to go over the field exit and we will be leaving at 9. We should be back around 7:30 or so. This should be a very fun event! Let's make it great!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday rehearsal and family night

I am trying to get the word out to everybody that the rehearsal this afternoon is cancelled and the family night performance will be postponed. I hope everybody is safe out there! I will keep you posted on everything that is happening with band stuff as soon as I know for sure.
Mr. Mangum