Hello Marching Band Families!
We hope that you are all having a great summer. We are busy making preparations for band camp and regular season activities!
SUMMER REHEARSAL DATES
To make sure you are ready, mark your calendars with all the summer rehearsal dates. Important fall dates have also been set. Percussion (ADP) and Color Guard (CG) practices began in June – if you are participating in ADP or CG and not receiving email updates, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Full marching band practices begin with Pre-Camp starting July 22. All the dates can be found by clicking HERE.
Please see the checklists below to aid you in your preseason preparations. More detailed information about what to bring to band camp will be sent later in July.
To ensure a smooth start to the upcoming season, the following items should be addressed PRIOR to pre-camp:
PRIOR TO PRE-CAMP
_____ WCPSS Parental Consent & Student Medical Information. A few of these forms still have not been turned in. If you have not turned in this form, please do so as soon as possible. The school nurse must have them and review them before your student goes to camp. The form can be found by clicking. HERE. Just scroll down to the bottom to the WCPSS forms. You can turn in the form to the Athens Drive front office in Doc’s name. Or email a copy to Doc at firstname.lastname@example.org
_____ Food Allergies and other Dietary Restrictions – The cafeteria at Wesleyan College offers a wide variety of foods, easily accommodating most diets. We would be happy to share menus with parents during. pre-camp if there are any specific concerns. Food allergies and diet restrictions should have been noted at registration. Please e-mail to email@example.com as soon as possible if you have changes or questions so that we can properly plan for meals and snacks
DUE FIRST DAY OF PRE-CAMP (July 22, 2019) – Complete, print, and bring the following paperwork. Both forms can be found HERE. Just scroll down to the bottom to the WCPSS forms.
_____ WCPSS Student Photo Permission Form
______ WCPSS High School Athletic Participation Form (for NEW band members only)
DURING PRE-CAMP WEEK
_____ Pre-camp Parent Meeting – Tuesday, July 23rd at 6:45 p.m. in the band room. At the meeting, we will be going over the final details for camp and answering any questions you might have. Please make every effort to attend! Following the meeting, please join us in the cafeteria to check out our Booster Fair. Our committee chairs will have informational booths set up to help you find the perfect spot to get involved!
_____ Students–Band Camp Roommate Request Form: During pre-camp students will be given a roommate request form. Due to logistical difficulties with moving beds, we can only assign two students per room. We will be happy to assist students with finding roommates during pre-camp week and will work with section leaders to find a great fit for everyone! This form is DUE WEDNESDAY night at the end of the evening.
_____ Donations: Towels, sunscreen, bug spray. While you are cleaning out the closets over the summer, please save your old towels for the band. We need lots of old towels to dry off instruments and other equipment, especially if we have wet weather. Band camp is hot, sunny and buggy! We’d like for everyone to bring their own sunscreen and bug spray, but inevitably we need more! Any donations are very much appreciated!
We are looking forward to seeing you at pre-camp! Please let us know if you have any questions.
Suella and Michelle
Athens Drive Band Boosters