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Weekly Music Notes: Band Camp 2021

Band camp is almost here! Monday, July 26, is the first day of camp for all wind, percussion, and guard students. Continue reading for some helpful tips. Parents and families, make sure you plan to see our end-of-camp show on Friday, August 6 at 6pm on the field!


Band Camp: BE PREPARED!

Band camp can be hot and long, but if you are prepared for the day, it will certainly go by better than you thought.


Here are a few reminders of what you need to do to have an enjoyable experience at band camp:

1. EAT A NUTRITIOUS BREAKFAST

2. Milk is not a good idea!!!!

3. You only need your marching instrument!

4. You need to hydrate before camp begins. Drink as much water as you can the day before camp begins.

5. Trust me, you will get a tan. So please make sure that you do not get burned. Wear sunscreen!

6. Bring a few snacks.

7. Wear the correct required clothing:

  • Tennis shoes and socks

  • T-shirt

  • Gym shorts

  • Students that wear long pants or hoodies will not be allowed to participate in activities.

8. Dress Code for Band Camp:

Generally, we do not have issues with this, but here are a few guidelines/tips for dress code for band camp.

  • Band camp is not a fashion show.

  • Wear clothing that will help you stay cool and keep the sun off you.

  • Clothing that you wear to work out in is perfect for band camp.


Band Camp Necessities

You will need the following items for band camp:

Required:

  • 1-inch binder (any color)

  • Sheet protectors – recommended 25 sheets

  • 5 divider tabs

  • Tee Shirt (tank top allowed). No hoodies.

  • Shorts (athletic shorts preferred) - Pants and long leggings are not allowed.

  • Athletic shoes

  • Water jug filled-- Recommended an insulated one-gallon jug.

  • Sunscreen

  • Lunch and snacks for the day

  • Flip folder and lyre (no music stands)

  • Towel or paper towels for brass players

Highly Recommended:

  • Hat

  • Sunglasses

  • Camel-pack

  • Towel to sit on or dry off

  • Bug spray

  • Extra sneakers and socks, in case of rain

  • Optional face coverings, see VCS Policy 503


Paperwork and Payments:

You must have your band paperwork done to get an instrument or attend practices.

1. Student Info and Band Fee Contract

2. Instrument Rental Form

3. Payments are current. All monies should be paid online through your personal link that was emailed to you. Contact the band treasurer with questions: marchingtitans.treasurer@gmail.com

You will not have access to a computer at the school to do these forms and make a payment, so please make sure you have them done before you come to camp.

Link to forms: https://www.universityhsband.com/charms-and-forms


Daily Schedule:

This is a tentative schedule for July 26-30 and August 2-6. Students are required to arrive early and remain on campus for the entire day. Students that miss a day of band camp, will not receive course credit. As a requirement for course credit, band camp begins at 8:00am and ends at 6:00pm; this is a change in time from previous years.

  • 8am-12pm: fundamentals and drill - on the field ready to start the day by 7:50am

  • 12-1pm: lunch – students must remain on campus

  • 1-3pm: sectionals

  • 4-6pm: full band rehearsal

Stands Tunes

If you need stands tunes, follow this link, and print your music. If you are having difficulty printing, contact your section leader.

https://www.universityhsband.com/marching-music

Password to access music: TitanRegiment (case sensitive)


If you have any additional questions, please contact us!

Mr. Allenson, Director of Bands – KylerAllenson@universityhsband.com

Mrs. Pyburn, UHSTRBBA President – marchingtitanspresident@gmail.com

Ms. Mackrodt, UHSTRBBA Treasurer – marchingtitans.treasurer@gmail.com

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