Band Update for 7/25 - 7/30
Summer camp kicks off on Monday! Please review details below and as always check out the calendar on our website!
Summer Band Camp
Percussion Camp: July 25 – 29
Full Band Camp: August 1 – 5 and August 9, 11, and 13.
Please remember that attendance at all rehearsals, camps, and performances is required of all band members, and that any schedule conflicts need to be communicated via email to Mr. Love as early as possible.
Below are reminders for camp framed in the context of our program expectations to help set both parents and students up for a successful experience:
Be Punctual - Sessions BEGIN at 7 AM each day. Arrive early enough to be set-up with equipment so we can start on time at 7.
Park on outside the barriers on the band lot or in student parking. Do NOT park in teacher parking along the North side of the building. Drop-off is in the bus loop outside the band door.
Be prepared - Wear tennis shoes with socks; shorts or athletic leggings; and a BVW colored t-shirt. Guard will wear all-black as is tradition.
Bring water and don’t forget your sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses.
Bring a sack lunch or you may walk / drive to any of the area restaurants during our break.
And of course, have your instrument and binder at every session!
Be present – We can’t learn and progress if we aren’t physically present and mentally engaged in every rehearsal. That is why communicating conflicts in advance is essential so that we can make plans to help everyone keep moving forward!
Read the weekly email update and check out reminders on the band app. Everyone has a responsibility to keep themselves informed of upcoming announcements and events.
Be purposeful – Camp always takes a physical and mental adjustment as we get back into performance shape. No matter how easy or challenging you may find the activities, giving your best effort each rep will help US get better, and will ensure we ALL have FUN!
Be proud – The way we handle ourselves OFF the field is equally important. We have fantastic parent volunteers and school staff around – please and thank-you go a long way! Pick up after we finish an activity or rehearsal – trash, stands, chairs, etc are everyone’s responsibility. Take care of your instrument and equipment – use your case and locker appropriately and keep track of your stuff!
Car Wash Fundraiser
Our annual Car Wash takes place on July 30. This is a fun day for bonding and raising money. Click the link to read more info. You can also find a link for parent volunteer sign-ups HERE.
Uniform fittings for all marching band students take place on August 6. Students will be assigned a specific time block to attend. All students will take a picture in uniform as well for Senior Banners and Spirit Buttons.
Our conditioning sessions have come to an end – THANK YOU to the students who attended and learned and earned their fundamental beads! YOU have helped set the stage for a successful season! During Percussion Camp Week, individuals may come in for bead instruction / pass-offs between 2 and 3:30 PM Monday – Thursday.
Reminder that there are two forms due in the coming weeks for band.
Fair Share Form – Due August 1 with first payment. Forms can be submitted digitally or printed copies can be dropped in the band room.
KSHSAA Physical – Required for all band members. Due no later than August 15.
KSHSAA Participation Forms – Online forms required of all band members. Due no later than August 15.
Percussion Camp – Monday – Friday, 7AM – 4:30 PM, ALL PERCUSSIONISTS
Wednesday, July 27
Leadership Training #2: 8 AM – Noon
Thursday, July 28
Leadership Training #3: 8 AM - Noon
Saturday, July 30
Car Wash Fundraiser: 10 AM – 3 PM
Full Band Camp – Monday – Friday, 7 AM -4:30 PM, ALL BAND MEMBERS
Saturday, August 6
Uniform Fittings: 10 AM – 4 PM – All Band members – specific times TBA
Monday, August 8
All Parent Meeting: 7 PM in the PAC. WE EARN $5 per PERSON in attendance at this meeting towards our mattress sale fundraiser!
Tuesday, August 9
Band Camp: 5- 9 PM
Thursday, August 11
Band Camp: 5-8:30 PM
Movie night: 8:30 PM until….
Friday, August 12
Drumline performance @ BVUSD Rally in the Valley – details TBD
Saturday, August 13
Band Camp & Parent Preview: 7 AM – Noon (Preview at approximately 10:45 AM)
Wednesday, August 17 – first day of school!
Thursday, August 18 – first evening rehearsal 6-8:30 PM (Thursdays ONLY this year)
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