BAND CAMP REMINDERS & INFO

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. If you have misplaced any materials, everything is available on the FORMS page.

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BAND CAMP SCHEDULE

WEEK #1 – August 3-7 (8am – Noon)
August 3 – Leadership only
August 4* – Leadership + Freshmen/New Members
                  *New Member pizza lunch @ 11:30!
August 5, 6 – ALL BAND MEMBERS
August 7 – Picture Day (All Band Members)

WEEK #2 – August 10-14
August 10-13 (8am – 3pm; 6pm – 9pm; + Opt. Evening Activities)
Friday, August 14 (8am – 4pm)
Saturday, August 15 – Our first performance at Cedar Point!

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UNIFORM FITTINGS – 8/4 & 8/5 (6pm-9pm)

Tuesday, 8/4 - Juniors & Seniors

Wednesday, 8/5 – Freshmen & Sophomores

Parent Volunteers are still needed to help! There is also a need for “hemmers” to pitch in after the fittings. Please contact Julie Luber at luberjacks@cox.net if you can assist.  A detailed post regarding Uniform Fitting Nights will be coming soon.

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REMIND COMMUNICATION

This is our primary mode of communication.  If you have not yet signed up, text 81010 with the subject @parentbee or @studentbee

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DOWNLOAD & PRINT MUSIC

As usual, every student is being asked to Print ALL music (Warmups, Pregame, Halftime, and Stand Tunes) from the SHEET MUSIC PAGE, and have it loaded in your Flip Folder by AUGUST 10th (if loaded properly, your flip folder should contain 12 pieces of music).  The password was sent via Remind.

Make sure to double check your PART ASSIGNMENT, to print the correct part (this will be checked). Please come prepared! If you do not have access to a printer, let us know.

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LYRES AND FLIP FOLDERS

These are required of all members, and may be purchased at uniform fitting nights (percussion are exempt).  To ensure effective music memorization, students MUST have their lyre, flip folder, and all music, for every rehearsal.

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PREGAME MEMORIZATION

Like last year, our goal is for every student to have the music for Pregame memorized 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. We can do it!

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INSTRUMENTS

Students will need to bring instruments (in working order!) to camp on Thursday, August 6th.

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ATHLETICS

As always, we will make every effort to compromise with school athletic tryouts, practices, scrimmages, etc.  The key to this is communication!  Please let us know your athletic schedule, and we will talk with your coaches.  We will be meeting with all student-atheletes at some point during camp.

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Please contact either Mrs. Astey or myself with any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you all again very soon!

Sincerely,
Jason Wyse