Summer Marching Band Starts Monday!

Attention Students & Parents:

There was a typo in the letter sent out earlier this month. Please note that summer marching band rehearsals begin THIS MONDAY! See specific information below:

Full Band Camp for All Band Members

Monday, August 3rd to Friday, August 21st

August 3 is the start of summer band for ALL band students. Attendance is required at all camps. Sorry, no student will be excused due to work conflicts or club sports conflicts. Anyone who misses rehearsals will be placed as an alternate for the betterment of the band. We will first review fundamentals, then learn the contest show at this camp. It is very important that students are on time, dressed appropriately (listed below) and are prepared to start working at the scheduled start time (not arriving at the scheduled start time). Students with consistent attendance will be given preference when assigned parts or spots in the show. The daily schedule varies a bit so pay close attention to the info below:

Summer Band Week 1:

Monday – Friday, August 3-8    Two-A-Days 7 AM – 12 Noon & 1 – 2:30 PM

Summer Band Week 2:

Monday, August 10

Morning Practice 7 AM – 12 Noon
Afternoon Practice 1 – 2:30 PM

Tuesday, August 11

Morning Practice 7 AM – 12
Noon Band Schedule Pick-up 1 – 2:15 PM
Afternoon Practice 2:30 – 4 PM

Wednesday, August 12

Morning Practice 7 AM – 12 Noon
Afternoon Practice 1 – 2:30 PM

Thursday, August 13

NO MORNING PRACTICE
Sectionals 10 AM – 12 Noon
Afternoon Practice 1:30 – 4 PM Evening Practice 6 – 9 PM

Friday, August 14
Pup-Prep (UPPERCLASSMEN ONLY) 7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Sectionals 10 AM – 12 Noon
Evening Practice 6 – 9 PM

Summer Band Week 3:

Monday, August 17 Evening Practice 6 – 9 PM

Tuesday, August 18 Evening Practice 6 – 9 PM

Wednesday, August 19 Evening Practice 6 – 9 PM

Thursday, August 20
Morning Practice 7 – 11 AM
Meet the Teacher Night (ALL) 5 – 6:30 PM

Friday, August 21
Morning Practice 7 AM – 12 Noon
BAND FAMILIY PICNIC (and Preview) 6 – 9 PM

DRESS CODE FOR MARCHING BAND

1. Students must wear tennis shoes with socks (preferably cross-trainers as running shoes do not provide enough lateral support). No other shoe is acceptable for marching band. Any other shoe (sandals, flip-flops, boots, high-heels, boat shoes) constitutes a health hazard.

2. Bring a hat with you, but out of common courtesy please do not wear it at any time while inside the building.

3. Sunglasses are a necessity when outside but are to be taken off when inside the building.

4. Wear loose-fitting light-colored shirts to summer band due to the heat factor.

5. Shorts are also required as we’ve had a few students in the past who thought incorrectly that they could brave the heat in baggy black jeans.

6. All guys must wear a shirt!

7. Appropriateness of attire is at the directors’ discretion.

8. Students should have the official band issued Water Bottle at every rehearsal (if issued) and it must be filled before every rehearsal.

9. Apply sunscreen prior to every rehearsal (even if overcast).