Band Camp Week Information

Updated: Jul 23

Good Morning Band Families!

It is time to start gearing up for the 2022 marching season! This email is full of information so please read in its entirety, and feel free to get back to me with any questions.

Next week the band will have rehearsal on 07/26 from 8am-12pm. Please have your student bring their instrument, music, hat, sunscreen, water and wear tennis shoes. (The Leadership Team will (ie. section leaders, drum majors) will meet on Thursday.)

Band camp will begin the following week, running from 08/01-08/05 from 8-5 each day. Please make sure that your student is well rested, hydrated, and has breakfast each morning. They will need their instrument, music, hat, sunscreen, tennis shoes, plenty of water, and lunch. The band parents like to provide 2 snacks during the week of band camp, a sign-up genius was sent out if you are able to help. We also sent a sign-up genius for volunteers to help with uniform fittings for Tuesday and Wednesday. The week of band camp will conclude with a parent Show n' Tell where the students will show off everything they have worked on. We will have a potluck dinner and be holding our first Band Parent Meeting of the season, please plan on attending.

Each season, the band parents like to provide the students snacks for football games, competitions, and parades. Our snack supply is running low, if you able to donate snacks (ie. granola bars, fruit snacks, pop tarts, individually wrapped cracker packs) you can drop them off in the band room anytime during band camp.

We will be fitting the students for their uniforms including shoes, for anyone who is in need of a new pair, if your child is a returning member, please have them try on their Dinkles to see if they still fit, if they don't or they are a new member, we will be fitting them during their uniform fitting.

We will be kicking off our peach fundraiser the week of band camp, be on the look out for more information.

The Horizon BPA will again be taking part in the Music and Arts rental program fundraiser. We are looking for volunteers to assist with their school rental program which consists of going to a local school and helping James, the representative, to assist parents with renting instruments for their students. It’s super easy and fun and a terrific fundraiser for our band. You will receive training which is occurring in the band room on Wednesday, August 3rd from 5:15-6:15 .

For every person-(must be over 18) that attends the training we receive $75.00 in store credit. They ask that each person that does the training commit to one event. For each person that helps with an event we receive $75.00 in store credit. Mr Dailey then can use the store credit to purchase instruments and music accessories. Event dates tentatively are: 8/16- 11am-1pm 8/23- 5pm-7pm 8/25-time to be determined 8/30-4pm-8pm 9/8-5pm-8pm 9/22- 3:30-5:30pm Possible more dates to be added We will send out a sign up genius soon with the number of people we need to assist us and where the events will be held. If you have questions please contact Vice President Jill Concannon at jillconcannon@comcast.net. Thanks for supporting this event. It's an easy way to assist the band! Sorry the email is so long, we have a lot going on and it takes a village to make the marching season a success! We will have more information on how you can help out the band at our Show n' Tell, we look forward seeing all the returning parents and students and welcoming our new members! Go Hawks! Jess Hughes HHSBPA President





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