Greetings, Band Members and Parents —
Band Camp begins next week!
Please review the packet that was sent to your home in June for detailed information.Â If you have misplaced any materials, everything is available on theÂ FORMSÂ page.
BAND CAMP SCHEDULE
WEEK #1 â€“ August 3-7 (8am â€“ Noon)
August 3 â€“ Leadership only
August 4* â€“ Leadership + Freshmen/New Members
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â *New Member pizza lunch @ 11:30!
August 5, 6 – ALL BAND MEMBERS
August 7 â€“ Picture Day (All Band Members)
WEEK #2 â€“ August 10-14
August 10-13 (8am â€“ 3pm; 6pm â€“ 9pm; + Opt. Evening Activities)
Friday, August 14 (8am â€“ 4pm)
Saturday, August 15 – Our first performance at Cedar Point!
UNIFORM FITTINGSÂ â€“ 8/4 & 8/5 (6pm-9pm)
Tuesday, 8/4 -Â Juniors & Seniors
Wednesday, 8/5 – Freshmen & Sophomores
Parent Volunteers are still needed to help!Â There is also a need for “hemmers” to pitch in after the fittings. Please contact Julie Luber atÂ firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ if you can assist. Â A detailed post regarding Uniform Fitting Nights will be coming soon.
This is our primary mode of communication. Â If you have not yet signed up, text 81010 with the subject @parentbee or @studentbee
DOWNLOAD & PRINT MUSIC
As usual, every student is being asked toÂ Print ALL musicÂ (Warmups,Â Pregame, Halftime, andÂ Stand Tunes) from the SHEET MUSIC PAGE,Â and have it loaded in your Flip Folder byÂ AUGUSTÂ 10thÂ (if loaded properly, your flip folder should containÂ 12 piecesÂ of music). Â The password was sent via Remind.
Make sure to double check yourÂ PART ASSIGNMENT,Â to print the correct part (this will be checked). Please come prepared! If you do not have access to a printer, let us know.
LYRES AND FLIP FOLDERS
These are required of all members, andÂ may be purchased at uniform fitting nights (percussion are exempt). Â To ensure effective music memorization,Â students MUST have their lyre, flip folder, and all music, for every rehearsal.
Like last year, our goal is for every student to have theÂ music for PregameÂ memorizedÂ by the end of band camp. As of today, you have almost three weeks! Also, you will have a great deal of repetition at camp, and extra help from leaders and staff members.Â We can do it!
Students will need to bring instruments (in working order!) to camp onÂ Thursday, August 6th.
As always, we will make every effort to compromise with school athletic tryouts, practices, scrimmages, etc. Â The key to this is communication! Â Please let us know your athletic schedule, and we will talk with your coaches. Â We will be meeting with all student-atheletes at some point during camp.
Please contact either Mrs. Astey or myself with any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you all again very soon!