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Woohoo Band Camp is finally here!! It's going to be such a great year. This leadership team is ready to roll. Go Big Red!
URGENT NEED FOR VOLUNTEER HELP!
There is an urgent need for parent volunteers to staff the first aid tent and to serve lunches at band camp. If you have any free time to volunteer please check the available time slots in Charms or email Jaime Davis at email@example.com and she will get you signed up. Please note that you may not be able to see the volunteer slots if you are using the Charms app. It has been discontinued and is no longer supported or able to be updated in the app store. Please volunteer and help us make this year's band camp a success!
FITTINGS,FORM,AND FEES NIGHT(For all band students-this includes CONCERT ONLY STUDENTS)
Students and Parents should come to their assigned night during Week 1 of Band Camp. This is super important. In addition to fitting your student with a uniform, you will be able to fill out mandatory paperwork, pay band dues #2 ($250), order your band polo, order a band show shirt, buy band merchandise, make sure we have your information up-to-date, and have any questions answered! Both marching and concert uniforms will be fitted and sent home on the same evening so it's very important for concert only students and parents to attend. Please try on your bibbers and shoes before the fitting night to be sure they still fit properly for this year. If something doesn't fit, please bring it with you to the fitting.
We will be accepting Check, cash, venmo, or paypal for purchases.
If you would like to fill out forms ahead of time to bring with you, please click on the link below to print them out. Freshmen that attended rookie camp may have already submitted some of these forms. Everyone else needs to fill them out (even if you filled it out last year!)
View all forms here
The schedule by grade level is as follows:
Monday, July 17th from 4:30-6:30 Seniors and Juniors (Seniors will be taking their photo for the media guide during this time - head shot with your band polos. We will have extras on site if you need one)
Tuesday, July 18th from 4:30 - 6:30 Sophomores
Wednesday, July 19th from 4:30 - 6:30 Freshmen
Parents and Students should drop by anytime during the 2 hour range of time. You should not be there the entire time. If everyone comes right at 4:30, expect long lines. We encourage some of you to go grab some dinner first.
**If you can't come to your assigned time, you can come to another grade level's night. Please email Kelly Parrish at firstname.lastname@example.org
BAND PARENT MEETING
There will be a band parent meeting in the bandroom this Thursday, July 20th at 6:00 pm. This will be a very informative meeting to get the year kicked off and all parents are strongly encouraged to attend. Students may attend also if they wish. There will also be an update on the London trip at this meeting.
INDIVIDUAL BAND PICTURES
Band pictures will happen on Tuesday, August 1st from 2-4 pm in the band room. All marching students must come and take their photo. This is a come and go event but is mandatory for all marching students. These pictures will take place before the scheduled band practice that day. You will be your full marching band uniform and need your instrument. Please let Kelly Parish know if you are unable to attend or have questions email@example.com
What I need for Band Camp
DCI- Drum Corp International Opportunity
New this year - On the last official day of band camp - Friday, July 28th - we will end band camp at 3:00 pm (instead of going until 9:00 pm). We have 50 spots available for students (and some chaperones) to attend Master of the Summer Games DCI Competition at MTSU in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The cost is $50 per person (cost of the ticket + school bus). We will eat dinner at the concessions at MTSU's stadium. Our return time will be after midnight (probably 1:30 am)
We will take the first 50 people to turn in money to the band box in the band room to go (students must have turned in your band paperwork). You can not use charms credits for this trip. The google form that was sent out in May was just an interest form and does not guarantee you a spot.
If we have an overwhelming response, we will look at increasing the numbers of tickets/buses next year.
For more information about this event and DCI, visit dci.org
There will be a car show on September 9th at Milton Frank Stadium. The band will preform at this event at 8:00 p.m. Please spread the word to get as many people involved as possible. All funds come directly back to the band. Contact Les Skulski(firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to get posters to hang up at your place of employment or at local businesses.
This year's show shirt can be ordered by clicking on the link below. Shirts are $20 and can be paid by cash, check or venmo. The deadline to order the shirts is Sunday, July 21st.
Click the link below to order this year's show shirt.
2023-2024 Show Shirt T-Shirt Sign Up (google.com)
LONDON TRIP-Personal Fundraising Opportunity
We will have an optional fundraiser for any student who would like to reach out to family and/or friends to ask for donations to the band. Any donations received would be credited directly to your student’s Charms account and can be used towards your trip.
You would provide the list of names and addresses that you want us to mail out from your student. Once your list is received, we will handle getting it mailed out, even including a return envelope for your recipient to be able to easily mail back a donation.
We will be available to take the name & address list from your student during lunch time on Monday, July 24 and Tuesday, July 25 (2nd week of band camp). If your student is not in marching band, we will also make ourselves available in the band room during Panther Hour a couple of days once school has started. Watch the newsletter for those dates/times once school starts.
If you have questions or would like to discuss in more detail, please contact Christine Starnes (HHS BPA co-treasurer) at email@example.com.
Click the link below for this year's full band camp schedule
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