Friday, July 26, 2013

Band Camp!

Band Camp Begins Next Week!

Where: MHS/MJHS Band Room

Dates: July 29-August 9

Hours: 7:45 am-3:30 pm—No leaving campus at any time during the day. All members are expected every day. Missed band camp time = non-performing status and/or demerits

Dress: Camp Uniform (Players: Dark Shorts, White T-Shirt, Tennis Shoes, Socks) No sandals or flip flops!

Bring: Your Instrument, All Music, Dot Book on a String, Pencil with Eraser, Lunch—Daily, Water in an insulated container AND/OR Camelback system—Every Day! Sunscreen, Wide-Brimmed Hat, Insect Repellent

Do not bring or consume soft drinks or energy drinks of any kind—water only!

Forms: Pre-participation Physical Form—less than one year old, signed and dated by a physician, Medical Release, Prescriber Information

--Failure to submit the top two forms above will result in non-performing status

Fees: The final band fee payment per student was due on 7/25/13. Failure to pay band fees or to secure arrangements with Dr. Sargent may result in our program not surviving the season with enough resources.

Special Dates to Remember:

Wednesday, 7/31/13: Band Shoe Fitting at band room, 3:00-3:30 pm. (Those needing shoes will need to stay just a few minutes after dismissal that day). Bring a check for $31.00 made payable to Gadsden Music Co. Anyone missing this fitting will need to go to Gadsden Music or Rose Shoes on Old Springville Road (Next to Publix) to purchase shoes. All students must have band shoes by August 7th for the band photo.

Tues/Wed, 8/6-8/7: MHS registration. Neither band nor auxiliary students are needed at registration. Parents or guardians should plan to register their students. If this is not possible, first contact Dr. Sargent. Students needing to register themselves will need to do so during afternoon sectional time, NOT during morning band field time. Immediately upon registering, students are to return to band camp. Registration is not an excuse to go home early for the day!

Thursday, 8/8/13: Band Photo Session, 6:00-8:00 pm. Band room will open at 6:00 call time for uniform retrieval and truck loading for instrument transport to stadium. Uniforms must be returned to band room for drying after photo shoot. Individual photo order envelopes will be available for those wishing to purchase personal copies. Attendance is expected of all students. Missing photo session = no appearance in program or yearbook photos.

Friday, 8/9/13: Camp is dismissed at 11:45 for Cosmic Bowling fundraiser. Start time, 2:00 pm, Lightning Strikes, Trussville. More details TBA

Tuesday, 8/13: Maintenance Rehearsal 7-9 pm, band field

Thursday, 8/15: Maintenance Rehearsal 7-9 pm, band field

Saturday, 8/17: Concession Workday, 9 am. Pressure Washers Needed!