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Band Camp Info
The Freshmen Band will participate in a preseason marching band camp on Monday, August 15th through Thursday, August 18th from 6 PM-8 PM. This camp will be an opportunity for you to meet the upper class band members, and learn some of the basic fundamentals in marching band. You should bring your instrument each night, and we will start learning some of the marching band music. The rehearsals will be held in the band room (W122) at East High School. You may enter the building on the west side of East High School through door #30. You will need to wear comfortable clothing, and please wear athletic shoes; no flip-flops, slip-ons, or boots are allowed at any marching rehearsal. You will also want to bring a water bottle and sunscreen for when we are outside.
10th - 12th Grades
Our pre-season Marching Band Camp will be held Monday, August 15th through Thursday, August 18th from 5-9 PM, and Monday, August 22nd and Tuesday, August 23rd from 6-9 PM. Please put these dates on your calendar and plan to attend all of the rehearsals. We will begin learning the half-time drill during this week, so it is required that everyone attends these rehearsals. Unexcused absences can result in being placed on alternate status or moved to 2nd hour band. Our Saturday rehearsals will be August 27th and September 10th.
Remember to wear comfortable clothing, athletic shoes, and sunscreen. Bring your lyre, flip folder, instrument, music, and a water bottle.
Band Camp Themes
We will also do lots of fun activities during this camp, and each night there is a theme. We will give out prizes for dressing up. Here are the themes for each night:
Monday—“Neon” express your bright personality in your clothing. The brighter the better!
Tuesday—“Super Hero/Villain” wear a cape and mask or a t-shirt with your favorite super hero/villain logo! We won’t reveal your secret identity. ;)
Wednesday—“Mismatched" Stripes and plaid, green and orange, the more you clash, the better!
Thursday—“Tropical” Hawaiian shirts, sun hats, grass skirts...
Monday, Aug. 22—“Favorite Sports Team” Sport your favorite team's clothing or colors.
Tuesday, Aug. 23--"Crazy Sock Day"
It’s all about having fun and getting to know your bandmates better!
There will be a short parent meeting on Monday, August 15th at 7:30 PM in the band room at East High. I will be sharing some of the goals and expectations of the East High Band program and I can answer any questions you might have then. This is mostly for freshmen band parents, but veteran parents are welcome to attend! Some of the information shared may be new or different from what you have heard before.
2016 Marching Band Performances:
The dates for the 2016 Marching Band performances are:
Wednesday, Sept 7th Big Do at East High
Friday, Sept 9th FB at South HS
Thursday, Sept 15th FB at Heights HS
Thursday, Sept 29th FB at South HS
Friday, October 7th FB at Northwest HS (Homecoming)
Saturday, October 15th Central States Marching Festival at KSU
Thursday, October 27th Bandorama at South HS
Saturday, October 29th Neewollah Marching Invitational in Independence, KS