BAND CAMP INFORMATION

Greetings, Band Members and Parents —

Band Camp begins next week, and we hope you share our excitement for getting started! 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.

Please note the following:

NEW STAFF
We are pleased to welcome two new staff members this year: Mr. Rockwell Taylor will be working with Mr. Sark as Associate Percussion Advisor, and Mr. Brian Griffin is a student teacher, joining us from The University of Akron. These fine gentlemen join our returning staff, as we work together to guide our students through another exciting season!

DOWNLOAD & PRINT MUSIC (Password was sent via Remind)
Like last year, every student is being asked to PRINT ALL MUSIC FOR PREGAME, HALFTIME, AND STAND TUNES, and HAVE IT LOADED INTO YOUR FLIP FOLDER BY AUGUST 18th (if loaded properly, your flip folder should contain 11 pieces of music).

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.

LYRES AND FLIP FOLDERSRequired for all band members
These items may be purchased at uniform fitting nights (percussionists are exempt, as they utilize their own system). To ensure effective music memorization, students MUST have their lyre, flip folder, and all music, for every rehearsal. Every student is a valued contributor to the Marching Bees sound!

PREGAME MEMORIZATION GOAL
Like last year, we plan for every student to have the music for Pregame memorized by the end of band camp. While this may seem ambitious to some, bear in mind that – 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!

INSTRUMENTS
Students will need to bring instruments to camp on Thursday, August 14th.

BAND CAMP SCHEDULE (Mandatory for all members)
WEEK #1 – August 11-15 (8am – Noon)
August 11 – Leadership only
August 12* – Leadership + Freshmen/New Members
                  *New Member pizza lunch! (Will still end at noon)
August 13, 14 – ALL BAND MEMBERS
August 15 – Picture Day (All Band Members)

WEEK #2 – August 18-22
August 18-21 (8am – 3pm; 6pm – 9pm; + Optional Evening Activities)
Friday, August 22 (8am – 4pm)
Saturday, August 23 – Our first performance at Cedar Point!

Fitting Nights – August 12th and 13th*
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.

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

PS. Remember to sign up for BBHHS Band Announcements HERE!