Tuesday, August 14, 2018


WOW - it's time for Band Camp!
Here's what's up:
  • First, read the previous post. Much good information here.
  • Second, let's talk about how you get to Band Camp.
    • ALL ACCESS to the school is through the doors at the end of the hall with the band lockers.
    • Park or get dropped off in the Swim Center parking lot. Walk through the Cafeteria and up the covered walkway to get into the school. Please have your ride stop near the 2nd entrance to the Cafeteria past the big tree - this will help with traffic flow.
    • Meet your ride after Band Camp outside the Cafeteria.
  • Third, let's talk about in-building access.
    • We can be in the areas East of Main Street
      • Band Room
      • Choir Room 
      • Guitar Room
      • Practice Rooms
      • Rotunda
      • Hallway near Library Main Entrance
      • Cafeteria 
        • We can utilize the restrooms in the Cafeteria - others are not available to us this week
        • We MUST be quiet - Broadway Rose is in residence and has late morning and matinee performances this week
        • We MUST be respectful of the equipment in the Cafeteria that is not ours
  • Fourth, let's talk about outdoor access.
    • We access the stadium field by walking clockwise around the rear of the school on the fire lane, traveling behind the School Based Health Center, track sheds, etc. We enter the field near the baseball concession stand.
    • We DO NOT access any part of the construction zone. Even if a gate is open, we DO NOT access any part of the construction zone. That includes through the Band Room front door, and the music hall front door. They will remain closed AT ALL TIMES.
  • Last, PLEASE make sure you are well-hydrated and that you eat breakfast. Carbs, protein, and fats are essential to physical activity. We will have 2 nutrition breaks each day, so make sure you bring healthy lunch-type food. And water, of course.
See you Wednesday! 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

One Week! One Week! One Week!

Oh my goodness - Band Camp is only one week away! What do you need to know??

  • It's gonna be HOT HOT HOT! So YOU need to hydrate for days before we get there.
  • It will be sunny. Sunscreen is your friend.
  • Drink water.
  • A hat will protect your head.
  • Light colored loose fitting clothing will be helpful.
  • We wear shirts and shorts. We don't wear booty shorts. We don't wear jeans.
  • Drink water.
  • Good closed-toed shoes are a must. No boots, no flip flops.
  • Marching band is very physical. Between now and then, spend at least 20 minutes, three times per day involved in good physical activity.
  • Drink more water.
  • Your body needs fuel to do good work. Eat lean protein, healthy grains, good fruits and veggies. Soda and coffee are NOT your friends.
  • Make sure you are practicing your instrument EVERY DAY. 
  • Water is the elixir of all goodness. 

Here's a sample schedule:

  • 8 am * doors open
  • 8:30 - 9 * PT
  • 9:15 - 11:15 * Music
  • 11:15 - 11:45 *  1st Nutrition Break
  • 11:45 - 2:45 * Field Time
  • 2:45 - 3:15 * 2nd Nutrition Break
  • 3:15 - 4:30 * Sectional Time

Are YOU ready for August 15th??