This is an important time of the year when students learn a huge amount of material and come together as a team.
SECTIONALS, VISUAL TRAINING, AND BAND CAMP
Sectionals (1-4 PM or evenings at times): Sections of the band work with instructors on music, with trumpets in one room, woodwinds in another, low brass, mellophones, percussion, all working independently. This is the time when you get a lot of individualized attention on your playing and we work on memorization of music. Most of the time you will be indoors for sectionals. Wear lightweight clothing such as t-shirt, shorts, and sneakers or tennis shoes with socks. NO SANDALS OR FLIP FLOPS PERMITTED AT ANY REHEARSALS. Bring your instrument and/or equipment to all rehearsals. Be prepared with your book bag or backpack for ALL rehearsals with:
- A 1/2 to 1 inch wide binder with 12 or more sheet protectors to store your music.
- A pencil or two
- Sun screen/insect repellent
- A hat and sunglasses
- A quart or larger size water bottle that can be re-fillable
- A poncho or lightweight raincoat
- Other items of use in an indoor/outdoor rehearsal, such as valve oil, reeds, bandaids, tissues, etc.
Sectionals/Visual Training Days: On the days when you have both sectionals and visual training, you will need to bring a sack lunch with you that you can eat between visual rehearsal and sectionals at school. Visual training is usually from 8:30-11:30 AM.
School Issued Instruments and Equipment: If you use or will be using a school instrument, you will need to submit your band handbook acknowledgement (an all other forms from your handbook) signed by you and one of your parents. School issued instruments will be issued beginning on Tuesday, July 25th. Instrument lockers for all band members will be issued beginning on Tuesday, July 25th.
This year's BAND CAMP will be held the week of August 13-17, 2018. The students remain on campus from 8:30 AM to 4 PM. Students bring a lunch and eat in the HS Commons. Students are released from 4 to 6 PM to go home and return to the HS for evening rehearsals from 6 to 8:30 PM. It is an intensified week of music and marching, and it is the week when the band members get to know each other and come together as a team.