Hello Marching Band Families!
The 2023-24 marching band season is only a few days away! Welcome to all new and returning students and families as we embark on another incredible year of marching band!
Band camp is an important, intense, and fun time for the marching band. During this week, students learn the music and maneuvers of the field show, experience the discipline required of a first-rate organization, and build lasting relationships. Band Camp will be held in Rocky Mount, NC at Wesleyan College Sunday, July 30th through Friday, August 4th. Complete details can be found attached to this email or through the following online links: Band Camp Itinerary, Rules & Policies and the Band Camp Packing List.
Pre-camp will be held Monday, July 24th through Thursday, July 27th from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Be sure to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible if your student will be unable to attend precamp.
We highly encourage ALL parents to attend our Parent Pre-Camp Meeting on Tuesday July 20th at 6:45pm. We will provide vital information about Band Camp and answer any questions or concerns that you may have. Immediately following this meeting, please join us in the cafeteria for our annual Booster Fair, where you can learn about our Band Booster organization and how to get involved with this wonderful band family.
PRE-CAMP WEEK CHECKLIST
Turn in ALL outstanding forms on the 1st night of precamp (July 24th)
Thank you to everyone who has turned in completed forms. Yay! There are, however, many other required forms still outstanding. Make sure you have completed and turned in each of these forms:
WCPSS Parental Consent & Student Medical Information
Student’s health insurance card – copy of front and back
WCPSS Student Photo Permission Form
WCPSS Athletic Participation Form (new members ONLY)
All of these forms can be found at http://www.athensdriveband.com/forms. You may choose to sign them digitally by clicking on those options, or print them out and bring them with you.
Attend Pre-camp Parent Meeting – Tuesday, July 25th at 6:45 p.m. See above for details
Students – Band Camp Dorm Assignment Sign Up Every camper will be assigned to a single room. Because the residence halls contain suites, students will be given an opportunity to sign up to share suites (in groups of 5-6). Doc will announce when sign ups are posted and students will be given priority based on seniority.
Payments – Please make sure your band account is current as of July 25th.
Reusable Water Bottle (labeled with your name) – bring to ALL band practices and camp
Donations: Towels, sunscreen, bug spray. We will need lots and lots of these items! I’ll have a bin set up right inside the doors of the band room next week to collect. Drop off any time between 1:00pm and 10:00pm. Thanks so much!!
Review: Band Camp Itinerary, Rules & Policies and the Band Camp Packing List
About our Chaperones
The following people will be taking great care of our kids at band camp: Tracy Battaglino, Elena Casanova, Mandy Patterson, Regi Oommen, Donald Morse, Georgia Schmidt, Bill Schmidt, Laurie Cockman, Dan Cockman, Darryl Ketcham, Jennifer Kell, Amy Thomas, Zofia Pruchnik, Lisa Davis, Mike Davis, Clifton Barnes, Aimee Wilmoth, Antoinette Hoskins, Carol Moore, Thanh Giang, Donna Giang, Kathryn Higdon, Kerry Trout, Kimberly Chappell, Melanie Edwards, Norma Aguilar, Cesar Toledo, Jeramie Mullis, and Michael Clinkscales.
We appreciate all of these volunteers for their dedication to making band camp possible and a great success!