Band Students and Parent,
Band Camp 2014 begins one week from today. I hope you are as excited as I am for the beginning of another great season. Band Camp will be begin on Monday, August 18 at 8:00 am. We will meet in the band room for a full Marching Trojan Regiment meeting before we begin rehearsing. There will be a lunch break from 12:00 – 1:00 and we will conclude rehearsal at 3:30. That is the basic schedule for Monday through Friday for the next two weeks. Parents – students typically have some cleaning up to do after each rehearsal. Please allow about 15 minutes before you expect to see your student ready to leave campus.
The first day, all students will receive an information packet the explains all about the program and what is expected of every member. The packet should be reviewed carefully immediately after the first day of rehearsal by members AND PARENTS to ensure that we all are working together towards having a successful season.
The day before camp begins, be sure to drink more water than you usually do. We want you to be very hydrated so everyone feels well throughout the day. This is VERY important as we will be working hard and spending a lot of time in the sun. Sunscreen, a good hat, and appropriate light weight athletic clothing and shoes are very important. NO JEANS and NO SANDALS.
For returning members who understand what these are, I have attached the coordinates for the entire field show. Look for your name at the top of each sheet. There should be two sheets for every member. That is the drill for the whole show. You may begin working on your dot book. Small thumbnails of every page of drill has been posted to the webstie. Download the pdf and print it out. Every page of your dot book should have every set written out on its own page and the corresponding thumbnail cut and glued onto that page too. For new members, you need to purchase a “dotbook.” They can be purchased at Staples, Office Depot, or maybe even at a Rite Aid or Walgreens. Here is a description http://www.
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On the first day of camp, be sure to bring your instrument, music (there will be revised show music parts posted to the website by the end of the week), water, hat, sunscreen, lunch or lunch money, forms, donations, and a great attitude. The first day we will begin teaching the marching technique and work on music – both our warm-up/technique book (same as last year’s for the wind players) and show music. The faster we perform our show music at a high level, the sooner we can get to learning drill.
Instrumental Music Director
University High School