The May River HS “Meet the Band Night” has been moved to Tuesday, May 29th, 6-8:30pm.




2018 May River HS Beaufort County School All-County Band Members

2018-2019 ACCOLADES

May River High School Wind Ensemble

2018 CPA RESULTS (Concert Performance Assessment):   I  II  I  /  I  I  I

“Overall Superior Rating in Concert Performance”

“Straight Superior Ratings in Sight-reading”




2017 EDISTO “Blue Machine” Marching Band Invitational


2017 Walterboro Band Classic

Division I Champions


2017 Lowcountry Invitational

Class A Champions


Welcome to the website of the Award-Winning May River High School Band Department!

In an effort to be effective in communicating with our band members, band parents, and the community, we have developed this site as the primary source of information regarding the May River Bands.

CURRENT UPDATES, SCHEDULES, CALENDARS, AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED UNDER THE BLOG TAB.  It is the responsibility of all band members and parents to read the BLOG, and to be responsible for the information therein.

Read the WELCOME LETTER from our newly appointed Director of Bands, Mr. Carbone here:

Letter to May River Band Students and Parents from Mr. Carbone

Please feel free to share suggestions or provide comments by emailing, or by filling out the CONTACT form.  Just scroll down to the bottom on your mobile device, or click on the CONTACT tab above.

Thank you for visiting!





Upcoming Major Events:

Spring Band Concert – Friday, May 17th, 2018, 7pm – MRHS

Annual Band Awards Banquet – Saturday, May 18th, 2018, 7pm – MRHS


May Events


5/14 – 18 – Audition Week – Monday, May 14th – 17th.  Rising 9th Grade recorded auditions  email directly to by end of day Friday, May 18th.

5/14-5/16 – Color Guard Auditions, 5/14 – 5/16, 6-8:30pm (auditions include all 3 -days)  To  arrange a make-up audition, email

5/14-16 – Percussion Auditions, 5/14 – 5/16, 6-8:30pm (auditions include all 3-days).  No        make-ups available.  Email if you are                                unavailable to attend.

5/16-5/17 – Wind Ensemble After-school rehearsals – Wednesday, May 16th and Thursday,  May 17th, 4-5:30pm

F., 5/18 – Spring Band Concert – Friday, May 18th, 7pm

Sa., 5/19 – Spring Annual Awards Banquet – Saturday, May 19th, 7pm

T. 5/22 – Rising 9th Graders – “Meet the Band Night”


The dates and times on this calendar are subject to change.





David G. Carbone, Director of Bands

Letter to May River Students and Parents from Mr. Carbone

The May River High School Band program is now currently in its 2nd year of existence, and in its first season under newly hired band director Mr. David Carbone.

Mr. David Carbone has over 30 years of experience in music education and the marching arts as a performer, conductor, educator, arranger,and adjudicator, including a 23 year career as a band director and music educator at the high school and collegiate levels in Florida, Ohio,and Texas. At the start of his career in Florida, Mr. Carbone’s marching ensembles earned Division I “Superior” ratings every year (8 consecutive) at FBA District contest, while his concert ensembles earned straight superior ratings on stage 6 years consecutively. While in Ohio and Texas, his marching ensembles advanced to Bands of America (BOA) Regional and Super Regional Championship Finals competitions fourteen times, the Grand National Semi-Finals in five consecutive seasons, and have won two BOA Grand National Class Championships – one each in Class A and AA. The Bellbrook High School indoor percussion ensemble, in which Mr. Carbone directed and arranged for, earned the WGI Bronze Medal in the Scholastic Open division at the Winterguard International world percussion championships. As a band director at a 6 A high school in Texas, Mr. Carbone’s concert ensembles earned the coveted UIL “Sweepstakes”Award each and every year (8 consecutive), while earning an invitation to perform at Carneige Hall in 2016.Mr. Carbone holds a Masters Degree in Wind Band Conducting from the University of South Florida, as well as a Bachelors Degree in MusicEducation from the University of Miami (FL). His collegiate experience includes graduate teaching assistantships at the University of South Florida as well as an appointment as visiting professor and interim Associate Director of Bands at the University of Texas at Arlington,where he served as director of the UTA Maverick Marching Band, and conductor of the University Concert Band and Symphonic Band. In the spring of 2017, Mr. Carbone was named Associate Conductor of the OLLI Low Country Concert Band at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. Mr.Carbone maintains an extremely active schedule as an adjudicator for Music For All, Bands of America, Winterguard International, and Drum Corps International as well as several local and regional circuits nation-wide. He also is in demand as a band clinician, program coordinator, and guest conductor nationwide.Mr. Carbone resides in Bluffton, South Carolina with his beautiful wife Carrie, son Beckett, daughter Jordan and two furry children – his dogs Grainger, and Daisy.

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Please feel free to contact Mr. Carbone with any questions or comments you may have regarding the band program.  You may either email directly, or use this contact form.  All information on this form is forwarded to the gmail band account.  Thank you for your time, and GO MAY RIVER BAND!