Band Camp is right around the corner and here is some information to help you have a safe and enjoyable experience!
Band Camp is an intensive but fun way for us to kick start the year! We learn all the music we will use during the fall; learn some marching routines and choreography; and play some of games to develop our community! This is an important moment in our band year, As with all other rehearsals and performances, attendance is required. If you have a conflict with any portion of our camp week schedules or evening rehearsals this fall, make sure you have filled out the attendance form and visited with Mr. Love. We want to be sure everyone has the best chance to learn the music and feel successful heading into our fall season!
Schedule for Camp Weeks
You can find the schedule HERE. As a general reminder:
Percussion Students: July 26 - 30, 6-9 PM; August 2 - 6, 7-11 AM & 5-9 PM; August 9-11, 7-11 AM; August 10 & 12, 6-9 PM
Woodwind & Brass Students: August 2 - 6, 7-11 AM & 5-9 PM; August 9-11, 7-11 AM, August 10 & 12, 6-9 PM
Color Guard: August 2-6, 5-9 PM; August 10 & 12, 5-9 PM; August 16-20, 5-9 PM
Uniform Fittings: Saturday, August 7, 9 AM - 2 PM. All students will receive an appointment via email to come in for their uniform fitting. Stay tuned for details.
Why morning and evening blocks? I need help with transportation!
Due to ongoing construction at West and COVID protocols, most of our rehearsals will be spent outside, and we want to take advantage of the cooler / shadier parts of the day. If you need assistance with getting to / from our camp rehearsals due to parent work schedules, etc. please reach out to Mr. Love or our Booster President, Mandy Stone and we will help put you in touch with other band families who might be able to provide carpool assistance. This also allows students considerable time to rest between blocks.
What do I need to bring / wear?
White t-shirt (guard wears black,)
Shorts or comfortable athletic leggings
Sunglasses & sunscreen
Music & 1 inch 3 ring binder with sheet protectors
A reminder that ALL forms and current Fair Share Payments should be turned in prior to the start of Camp. Information can be found HERE.
Students may park in the east portion of the lot by the baseball fields or in the main student lot. Students should be dropped off in the bus loop by the auditorium. See MAP for details.
A tradition during camp Is to have spirit days. Students dress according to a particular theme, and there is a competition amongst the sections for prizes and pride! Student Leadership will share themes as we get closer to camp.
All band students received a Canvas Course Invite. It Is Important that band members accept the course Invitation as that will make It easy to access music and other files during the year.
Blue Valley West Bands