Band Notes - Band Camp 2016 Edition

Band NotesBand Camp Edition


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Band Camp August 15th – 19th

This is mandatory, rain or shine!  

Please dress for the weather

Band Camp is a time for the students to get to know one another, learn or perfect their marching fundamentals, learn and memorize the music, learn the drill (the designed show), and start to put together the best performance that they can as a single unified team. It can be a very intense, physically demanding, and at times frustrating for the students but ultimately the rewards are worth it.


Band Camp Schedule 

Monday – Friday

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Full Band

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Sectionals

5:45 PM - 9:00 PM Full Band


Sectional Schedule 1:00-4:00PM

Monday - Brass, Guard (Flags only) & Percussion (Snares only)

Tuesday - Woodwinds, Guard (Weapons only) & Percussion (Tenors & Pit)

Wednesday - Brass & Percussion (Bass Drums)

Thursday - Woodwinds, Guard (All)  & Percussion (All Battery and Pit)

Friday - All sections for BONDING!  If your section isn't called that afternoon, go home, get some rest and enjoy an afternoon of relaxing!


On the days when your member is not scheduled for a Sectional, they may go home for the afternoon and return at 5:45pm for the evening session.


Theme of the Day Schedule

Each day has a fun theme attached.  Members are encouraged to participate!

Monday: Class Colors

(Seniors- Orange, Juniors- Blue, Sophomores-Green, Freshman-Red, 8th grade-Grey)
Tuesday: Tye Dye Day
Wednesday: Backwards Day
Thursday: Twin Day
Friday: Section Shirts

Important things to remember!!!

·        You will need to bring (and use), sun screen and bug spray.

·        Please arrive at least 15 min early to practice

·        Members are encouraged to bring healthy snacks and water to have during breaks.

·        Bring a lanyard to hang your dot books around your neck and as a way to make notes.

·        Woodwinds –Don’t forget extra reeds!!

·        Any student who needs an EPI Pen should have one available. 

·        Be prepared for changes in weather, you may need a hat, raingear or a light jacket.

Please remember to eat a good breakfast and bring lunch/dinner if you are staying all day for a sectional

Selection Friday 8/19

Trip Selections are scheduled for Friday of Band Camp starting at 5:30 PM.

Seniors sign up 1st followed by Juniors, Sophomores, Freshman, then 8th graders. You can only sign yourself up, you will not be allowed to sign up any other members. 

 Members will sign up for which bus they want to ride for the trip. Members can either choose Bus 1, 2, or 3 to ride for the trip.  Buses are not based on sections, bus selection is strictly by grades. Any seniors that will not be there at 5:30 that date must contact trip coordinator Maureen Wood - before Friday.

 This is also the time that Members select their roommates for the trip. We will hand out pages for Members to ‘select’ their roommates for the hotel. As in previous years, students will be arranged 4 to a room at the hotel. If 4 names are not on the sheet empty spots will be filled.  If a name is on 2 slips you will be placed in the 1st one turned in. Room assignments may need to be adjusted to accommodate needs, a finalized rooming list will be posted in room 924

 Once rooms are assigned they cannot be changed.

 If there are any questions, see Mrs. Wood (Trip Coordinator/Head Chaperone)