Band camp will run Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM from July 24th through August 4th. There will be a few special events and other considerations throughout the next couple of weeks.
Friday July 28th - Rehearsal will begin at 12:30. I have a mandatory new teacher orientation in the morning and will be unable to attend rehearsal during that time.
Tuesday August 1st - We will hold a "phone-a-thon" kickoff for our cookie dough fundraiser that will begin on this day. Plan to stay an extra hour or two after rehearsal (more details to follow).
Wednesday August 2nd - We will be performing for a group of senior citizens at the South Whitley town hall at some point during the day. Again, more information to follow.
Thursday August 3rd - Parent Preview at 5:00
Friday August 4th - Pierceton Days Parade. Look for a schedule for this parade during the first part of the second week of camp.
These are the items students will need each day at band camp:
- Binder (for drill and music)
- 50-75 clear plastic sheet protectors
- Length of rope or shoestrings (to carry binder on the field)
- Good quality shoes and socks (students will not be permitted to march in sandals or flip flops, or without socks)
- Change of clothes/extra socks in case of rain
- Sunscreen (mandatory)
- Water in a jug that can be taken out to the field
- Lunch will be served by parents each day
For the most part we will be following this schedule each day, unless one of the events above requires a change to this schedule:
8:00 - Stretching/Breathing
8:15 - Basics
9:30 - Learn drill (one "chunk" of the show each day)
11:00 - Lunch/Free time
12:00 - Sectionals (memorization of that day's "chunk" of music)
1:15 - Full ensemble music (band room)
2:00 - Full ensemble drill-to-music (outside)
3:45 - Run thru(s)/Announcements/Dismissal
*Parents who wish to see the show develop are encouraged to watch the run thru(s) each day at 3:45.
All students are requested to be picked up and out of the building by 4:30 each day.