Band Notes 8–14–2017

Band Camp Preview Edition

Greetings Folks…

A few things as we get ready to, well… get ready!

Please read all — this is PACKED with IMPORTANT items, and there are forms and info for Parents here, as well…

Reminder — Finances

All students need to have a total of $150 in fund raising or “Out of Pocket” funds. (in addition to the $50 that was due in July) no later than the first day of Band Camp (Aug 21).

Any students who owes funds from previous years/seasons are reminded that they MUST be paid in FULL prior to Band Camp, otherwise you will not be permitted to participate. Please do not put yourself, and me, in the embarrasing position of having your membership revoked!

Remember — no one in life is going to GIVE you anything, and you are not ENTITLED to anything.

YOU MUST EARN everything you get!

So get out there and sell some ads!

Smart Phones

Students will be permitted to use their Smart Phones to acess Drill Sheets/Music while on the field (not in any music rehearsals)

Students who abuse this convenience will have their smart phone privileges revoked, and foerced to carry reams of paper while doing drill! During rehearsal on the field is the ONLY time you can access your device, other than when on a break.

Parent Forms

All students MUST have the following forms returned during the week of Band Camp:

Medical Release Form — this is your “Permission Form” for all Field Trips and competitions and also allows medical treatment for your child while we are away, in the event of an emergency. This form covers the Fall & Winter Seasons. All NEW & RETURNING members must complete these forms

2017–2018 Medical Release Form (please print and sign) —

NEW for 2017 — Parent Contract Form — this is your “Agreement to Pay” for the Fall Season Only. (Please adhere to the payment schedule below).

Contract with Parents: (please print and sign)

Parent Orientation Meeting

We are holding a Parent Orientation meeting on Tuesday, August 22nd at 6:30 PM in the Lovell Room at the Stratford Library. This is for NEW PARENTS and anyone else who would like a refresher on how we operate.

Band Camp

Begins August 21. Monday through Friday (Friday is an option) — 6:45am — 4pm.

There will be a Family picnic on Thursday evening around 5pm.

More details to follow in an email this week…

Band Camp Checklist:

Please Bring:

__ Any ads for the Cavalcade Ad Book/Fund Raising (at least $150 plus the $50 from July if you didn’t cover that yet)

__ Comfortable Sneakers (NO flip flops or Sandals)

__ Lots of Water (Water Bottles on neck strap)

__ Snacks

__ Sunscreen, Sunscreen, SUNSCREEN!!!

__ Bug Repellent

__ A Baseball Cap/Hat

__ Sunglasses

__ Lunch (no one is permitted to leave the campus)

__ Instruments (Extra reeds/oil etc)

__ Music & Drill sheets

__ your Smart Phone OR a Small Assignment Pad

__ Guard Equipment

__ 3 Ring Binder

__ Highlighter Pen

__ Pencil

__ A Prompt Arrival! (Please be at the door next to the band room at 6:45am, as we start promptly at 7am)

Don’t worry if you are missing anything, or if you don’t have everything memorized — we will make sure everyone is complete on Monday at camp.

A few more things:

Please do not bring anything valuable such as jewelry, or cash.

Students may not visit any other part of the building.

Soda/Water machines may or may not be available to students.

Restrooms are in the Band Room Hall only — NOT the Gym lobby.

ALL students will need to clean their area (especially after lunch) every day.

Parents should drop off and pick their children up in the parking lot near the tennis courts, as to keep the single lane driveway clear.

The main Gymnasium is off limits to all.

Please also remember that all students should have their first $200 in fund raising completed for this week as well. Students who have a hardship may speak with the director to establish a plan.

A typical day at Band Camp would look like this:

6:45am — report to the side door of the school where the band room is.

7:00am — section leader/staff/officer meetings.

7:15am — full band meeting

7:20am — stretching/warm ups/basic marching on the field, percussion on their own.

8:00am — Start drill sets. Goal — learn one song each day. Water breaks along the way.

12pm — lunch

12:30pm — Sectionals.

1:15pm — Full music ensemble in the band room.

2:00pm — drill on the field. This is where you put the music into the drill sets you learned that day.

3:45pm — clean up/meetings.

4:00pm — dismissed.

Students should make every effort to show up to camp with their music memorized. If you are a first year member and having trouble memorizing — DO NOT WORRY — we will help you at camp. This is the time of the year when, typically, students get anxious about starting HS. PLEASE, make an effort and attend the camp — if you are still hesitant at the end of camp, we will work something out — BUT please do not drop band at this point!

Files you will need


Drill Sheets here:

Drill Books Here — link will be live by the end of this week. (only access this AFTER you know your Drill Number):

Drill coordinate sheets will be printed for you at camp.

Printing Pro Tip: Set your page layout for “2 up or 4 up” so that it prints multiple pages on a single page, so you won’t waste paper & ink.

DRILL FILES can be saved to your smart device rather than printing.

Audio Files (mp3 format) are available for download!

Please click here to get the audio for YOUR specific part

Fantasia Impressions Sheet Music — Bunnell Fall 2017 Marching Band Sheet Music!!!

All FIRST year members should choose a 2nd or 3rd part.

Save ink & Paper — print only what you need!

thank you!





Director of Bands - Frank Scott Bunnell HS

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