2020 BAND CAMP SCHEDULE
BAND CAMP RUNS MONDAY-FRIDAY FOR THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF AUGUST: Aug 17-21 and Aug 24-28
THIS YEAR'S SCHEDULE:
Daily Morning Sessions To allow for Pre-Screening, the official report time each day is 7:30 am. Late Band Members will be required to return home. The session begins promptly at 8:00 and concludes at 10am.
Be early..to be early is to be on time...to be on time is to be late! DON'T BE LATE!
General Camp Information
Health and Safety reminders for the rookies and for returning upperclassmen:
Remember to hydrate for weeks before you come to camp....plenty of water, Gatorade, etc.
Bring a BIG JUG of water with you.
Be sure to eat a FULL, nutritious breakfast.
No chewing gum.
Your shoulders should be covered, so wear a T-shirt with sleeves.
Wear a baseball type cap or some kind of hat, as well as sunglasses and a good sunscreen, especially if you are fair-skinned and tend to burn when exposed to direct sunlight.
Absolutely no flip-flops or sandals. A good pair of athletic shoes with socks are the only acceptable form of footwear to be worn.
Gym shorts or knee-length shorts are acceptable. Do not wear long, overly baggy shorts.
Ladies, be sure to wear a good "foundation" be functional not fashionable.
If you are on some form of medication, be sure to let the Band Director know immediately.
If you are allergic to bee stings or any other form of insect bite, tell us about it.
If you need and use one, be sure to have your inhaler with you.
Don't forget, you need a good pencil and, of course, bring your instrument and music!
What to Get and Where
Band shoes are black, imitation patent leather, spit shine look, Corfam material, with a heel, no extra fancy trim, BATES high gloss or a plain DEXTER uniform oxford or the equivalent. Ask to see a sample. Parents have had luck finding shoes at:
Globe Shoes, Paramus (201-843-6515)
Iceberg Army Navy 400 Minnisink Rd Totowa (973-200-0096)
We also have a few pair of donated shoes by Band Alumni that are free for the taking if they fit! Nothing wrong with them that a little Pledge furniture polish can't fix.
Available from the Band Parents Association!
The white gloves that band members wear at every performance are sold by the Band Parents and are usually sold when Spirit Wear is sold at General Meetings. They will be available at the first parents meeting on in early September and at times during band camp.