2015 Band Camp

2015 BAND CAMP SCHEDULE 

BAND CAMP RUNS MONDAY -FRIDAY FOR THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF AUGUST (17-21 and 24-28) 

Please plan to be picked up and dropped off from the band room even if the session will be taking place on the band field. 

MONDAY morning, August 17, 2015, at 8:30 a.m.-11:30 BRASS and PERCUSSION AUDITIONS, Rookie woodwinds with woodwind DI's on the band field. All Majorettes and Colorguard on the band field 

LUNCH break 11:30-1:00

AFTERNOON SESSION 1:00pm-4:30 WOODWIND AUDITIONS. Rookie brass and percussion with brass and percussion DI's on the band field. All Majorettes and Colorguard on the band field. 

Dinner Break 4:30-6:30pm,

EVENING SESSION 6:30-9:00pm,FULL BAND rehearsal (indoors) Majorettes and Colorguard with Ms. Kensicki plus Sergeants. 

TUESDAY August 18, Morning Session 8:30AM-11:30 All Rookies and DI's on the band field. All Majorettes and Colorguard on the band field. 

Lunch break 11:30-1:00,

AFTERNOON SESSION 1:00-4:30 ALL MEMBERS.FUll BAND 

Dinner break 4:30-6:30

EVENING SESSION 6:30-9:00pm FULL BAND music rehearsal (indoors) Majorettesand Colorguard with Ms.Kensicki and Sergeants.  

WEDNESDAY Aug 19 ALL MEMBERS 8:30AM-11:30 Lunch break 11:30-1:00

AFTERNOON SESSION 1:00pm-4:30pm   Dinner Break 4:30-7:00

EVENING SESSION 7:00-9:00 ALL MEMBERS  

THURSDAY August 20-FRIDAY August 21 same sessions as August 19

Saturday August 22 OFF

Sunday Aug 23 OFF  

WEEK TWO Monday August 24th, Tuesday August 25 + Wednesday August 26th Same sessions as August 19 

THURSDAY August 27th Morning session 8:30AM-11:30 ALL MEMBERS 

lunch break 11:30-1:00 

AFTERNOON SESSION 1:00-5:00 ALL MEMBERS

5:00pm ANNUAL PICNIC on Band Field. Enjoy the Food, thank the band parents and have a great time with your fellow band members  

FRIDAY AUGUST 28, MORNING SESSION 8:30AM-12:30pm ALL MEMBERS

12:00-12:30 will be PERFORMANCE Run through of drill/music for anybody interested in coming to see the work that the Mustang Band has done thoughout camp. Happy Weekend!

AFTER SCHOOL BAND PRACTICES START ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2rd, 3:00-5:00pm
  • Daily Morning Rehearsals begin at 8:30 with stretching, laps, and general conditioning. The morning session will conclude at 11:30.
  • Afternoon Sessions begin at 1:00 p.m. and run until 4:30 p.m.
  • Evening Sessions commence at 6:30 p.m. sharp and conclude at 9:00 p.m.

  • Be early..to be on time is to be late...to be early 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 the band director 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, BATES high gloss or 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 8.