Marching Band Camp reminders

Band camp is just around the corner! Please check the website, www.smhsband.org, to confirm the dates/places. Guard starts this Thursday, while percussion and section leaders begin on Monday. Rookies start Tuesday, and the full band will be together on Wednesday! This will be a challenging year for us as we are holding band camp off campus at Braelinn Elementary and New Hope South. Just a few reminders…
1. You will need a water jug and sunscreen. Use a round butter tub to freeze a larger block of ice so it stays cold all day. You will also want printed copies of your music and a pencil. Wear comfortable tennis shoes!

2. Parents, please consider chaperoning. It’s a great way to meet the students and to see what they are doing. You can sign up on the website. Full instructions will be on-site for you. We also try to pair a veteran parent with a rookie parent so you can learn the ropes.

3. Uniform fittings are also off campus this year. A sign-up will be coming out soon. You should see it through Remind 101 and it will be on the website.
4. Hospitality will need donations of frozen grapes, watermelon, and freezer pops. Watch for this as well!
5. Be aware that many sections of the band hold “sectionals” in the evening after band camp. They get together to eat, socialize, and decompress. These activities are a great way to be involved and get to know your section.
6. Please make sure your paperwork is turned in. If we do not have it, we cannot even give an aspirin for a headache.
7. Join us on Friday, July 28 at New Hope for a preview show and dinner. More details to come.
8. And most importantly….Early is on time, and on time is late!