2013 Band Camp

2013 BAND CAMP SCHEDULE is beginning on Monday morning, August 19, 2013 with AUDITIONS, at 8:30 a.m. FLUTES  1:15pm CLARINETS   7:00pm SAXOPHONES  

TUESDAY Aug 20, Auditions 8:30am TRUMPETS, 1:15pm LOW BRASS, 7:00pm PERCUSSION  

Wednesday, Aug 21. D.I.'s 8 AM, Rookies 8:30AM D.I.'s and Rookies 1:15pm-4:15pm. There will be a lunch break. Full Band 7:15pm-9:15pm  

Thursday Aug 22 D.I.'s and Rookies 8:30AM-11:15AM Full Band 1:15pm-4:15pm Full Band 7:15pm-9:15pm  

Friday Aug 23 Full Band 8:30AM-11:15, 1:15pm-4:15pm, 7:15pm-9:00pm.    

   Saturday Aug 24 OFF   

Sunday Aug 25 OFF   

WEEK TWO August 26-30 

Full Band All Sessions. 8:30AM-11:15AM, 1:15pm-4:15pm,7:15pm-9:15pm.  

Thursday Aug 29 8:30AM-11:15AM...2:15pm-5:00pm  

At 5:00pm ANNUAL PICNIC on Band Field.  

Friday Aug 30, 8:30AM-12:00pm Happy Weekend!

  • Daily Morning Rehearsals begin at 8:30 with stretching, laps, and general conditioning. The morning session will conclude at 11:15.
  • Afternoon Sessions begin at 1:15 p.m. and run until 4:15 p.m.
  • Evening Sessions commence at 7:15 p.m. sharp and conclude at 9:15 p.m.

  • Be early..to be on time is to be late...to be early is is to be on time!!! DON'T BE LATE!!


General Camp Information

Health and Safety reminders for the rookies and for returning upperclassmen: Before to hydrate before you come to camp....plenty of water, gatorade, etc.  Try coconut water.  Bring a BIG JUG of water with you.  Be sure to eat a good breakfast.  Leave your chewing gum at home.   Your shoulders should be covered so wear a T-shirt with sleeves.  A baseball type cap or some kind of hat is always good to have as well as sunglasses and of course a good sunscreen, especially if you are fair-skinned and tend to burn when exposed to direct sunlight.   Absolutely no flip flops or sandals are to be worn on your tootsies ... a good pair of athletic shoes with socks are the only acceptable form of footwear to be worn. Gym shorts or knee-length shorts are ok ... long baggies and super short shorts are not easy to march in so don't come to camp dressed to make matters more difficult.   Ladies be sure to wear a good "foundation" ... be functional not fashionable (a good sports bra is the ticket).  If you are on some form of medication be sure to let Mr. Morgan know immediately.   If you are allergic to bee stings or any other form of insect bite tell us about it.   If you need and use one be sure to have your inhaler with you.   And don't forget you need a good pencil and of course, bring your instrument and music! (Unless you are told otherwise.)

Band Shoes

Band shoes are black, imitation patent leather, spit shine look, Corfam material, with a heel, no extra fancy trim, a plain DEXTER uniform oxford or the equivalent. Ask to see a sample. Parents have had luck finding shoes at:

We also have a few pair of donated shoes by Band Alumni that are free for the taking if they fit! Nothing wrong with them that a little Pledge furniture polish can't fix.

White Gloves

The white gloves that band members wear at every performance are sold by the PTSA Band Committee and are usually sold when Spirit Wear is sold at General Meetings.   They will be available at the first parents meeting on September 10.