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Band Camp Info
The Freshmen Band will participate in a preseason marching band workshop on Friday, August 18th from 6 PM-9 PM. This workshop 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, and we will start learning some of the marching band music. The rehearsal 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.
10th - 12th Grades
Our pre-season Marching Band Camp will be held Monday, August 7th through Friday, August 11th from 8 AM to 3 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.
We will also have sectionals from 6-9 PM on the following evenings:
Monday, Aug. 14, Flutes/Clarinets/Trumpets
Tuesday, Aug. 15, Altos/Tenors/Horns/Percussion
Thursday, Aug. 17, Trombones/Baritones/Tuba/Bari Sax
Our Saturday rehearsals will be September 9th and September 16th.
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:
Tuesday—“Neon” express your bright personality in your clothing. The brighter the better!
Wednesday—“Tropical” Hawaiian shirts, sun hats, grass skirts...
Thursday--"Character" dress as a favorite character from any story, book, or movie.
It’s all about having fun and getting to know your bandmates better!
There will be a short parent meeting on Friday, August 18th at 6:00 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.
2017 Marching Band Performances:
The dates for the 2017 Marching Band performances are:
Friday, Sept 1st FB at Northwest HS
Saturday, Sept. 9th Drill rehearsal 9 AM-2 PM
Wednesday, Sept. 13th Big Do
Saturday, Sept. 16th Drill rehearsal 9 AM-2 PM
Thursday, Sept 21st FB at South HS
Friday, Oct 13th FB at Northwest HS (Homecoming)
Friday, Oct 20th FB at South HS
Saturday, Oct 21 KU Marching competition
Saturday, Oct. 28 Neewollah in Independence, KS
Monday, Oct 30th Bandorama at South HS