Band camp is a 2-week period of rehearsals that occurs before the school year starts. It lets the band get a jump start on the upcoming season and time to begin learning the fundamentals of marching and the show itself.
Band camp is not an overnight camp. The schedule looks roughly like this:
7:45 am - Students start arriving
8:00 am - Stretches and warm-ups at the practice field
8:30 am - Marching, with breaks for water and resting scattered throughout
12:00 pm - Lunch break. (Students must remain on campus,
but food can be brought to them.)
1:00 pm - Sectionals in the quad and classrooms to work on music
3:00 pm - Full ensemble rehearsal
5:00 pm - Dismissal
Students will need a physical form on file for band camp and regular season rehearsals. Click here for more information
Students must attend band camp in order to ensure a spot in the field show.
Please see the Calendar page for dates and times for band camp.
Please see list of required items for band camp below.
STUDENTS MUST HAVE A LARGE WATER JUG FOR MORNING BLOCK OUT ON THE FIELD
Water dispensers will be out on the field with the students, but this should be viewed as back up water, not as a primary water supply. This half-gallon jug, available at Dick's Sporting Goods, is only $8 and is insulated.
Larger jugs are encouraged.
Students should always drink plenty water the night before any rehearsal or performance to be properly hydrated. Good hydration begins hours before rehearsal begins.
Students must come dressed in athletic clothing:
- tennis shoes (shoes should be broken in to avoid blisters)
thin, light-colored T-shirt
athletic shorts/pants (nothing that restricts your movement - NEVER JEANS!)
hat, preferably 360-degree brim (not required, but highly recommended)
sunglasses (not required, recommended)
No Vans/Converse/Anything similar!
BRING SUNSCREEN!!! It does not matter if you have never experienced a sunburn before. You will at band camp if you do not have sunscreen and reapply.
Students will also need a 1inch binder with sheet protectors to hold their music and drill pages (total about $8-10). Failure to do this will result in chasing pieces of paper across the field thanks to a gust of wind. Avoid the hassle. This should be a binder specifically for marching band music and drill pages.