Band Camp officially begins this Monday (July 25th)! The staff and I have been working hard over the summer to get things ready and we’re excited to kick of the 2016-2017 season!

Camp will start right at 8:00 a.m. in the band room. Please be on time (which means early) as we’ll have a few important announcements and things to go over before heading on over to the field at Thompson MS for some morning marching! (Yes, we’re getting a new football field at MV, but it won’t be ready until the first week of school.)

Typically the everyday schedule will go like this:

Woodwinds/Brass

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Marching (Basics/Drill) @ Thompson MS

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch (You can bring lunch or go home for lunch if you like)

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Music Rehearsal (Sectionals and Full Ensemble) @ MVHS

Battery/Pit

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Music in the Band Room for Pit/Marching outside for Battery (may be cut short to do music inside on some days)

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch (You can bring lunch or go home for lunch if you like)

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Music Rehearsal (Sectionals and Full Ensemble)

Colorguard

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – GYM for basics/warm-up (may join band for basics on occasion)

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch (You can bring lunch or go home for lunch if you like)

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – GYM for more basics/guard work

All band members and colorguard will need to wear a plain white shirt (T-Shirt), black shorts (Basketball or sport style shorts) and tennis shoes (No Converse, Flip-Flops, Sandals…things like that)

You may want to purchase a few white T-Shirts to rotate though during he week. We want everyone to look the same as it makes cleaning drill so much easier if we’re all wearing the same thing.

Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion (includes pit) will need to purchase a 3-Ring black binder (1 or 1 1/2 inch) and a packet of 25 sheet protectors. This will obviously be used for keeping your music protected so it lasts the entire season. Lots of music will be passed out on the first day, so make sure you have this come Monday.

Please make sure you bring LOTS OF WATER. It’s going to be warm and we need to stay hydrated! Bring a large water jug/cooler to last you.

Sunscreen is a MUST!

Hats are another great thing to keep you cool and shaded during the day…especially when we’re outside.

If you stay on campus for lunch, please pack a good solid lunch along with some snacks!

Last…Instrument Check-Outs!

If you need to check out an instrument from the school (probably because you play low brass or a low reed instrument) I will take care of you on Monday at the beginning of sectionals.

Well…that looks to be about it! I look forward to seeing everyone on Monday!

Mr. Dulaney

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