Band Camp Starts Monday!

Band Camp starts Monday, August 14th at 9am.  Below are useful links providing reminders of “what, where, when, and what”.

VERY EXCITED – This is going to be an awesome & rewarding experience! The SMB returns in 2017 as one of the elite programs in the NW. Our show Deja Vu will be the most impressive product we’ve created yet. Get on board and get excited to make some great memories!

Very Important – Make sure you are geared up and ready to go. Here is the SMB Checklist that was handed out last June. Contact your section leader, or colorguard captain or drum major if you have any questions. BAND CAMP PACKAGES WILL BE READY FOR DISTRIBUTION AT UNIFORM FITTINGS ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 13TH. 

Very VERY Important, the SMB calendar has a few small adjustments. Adjustments include:

  • August 21st – Eclipse – We will be starting camp at 1:00pm that Monday (Not going to rehearse during morning block).
  • No Pep Rally on August 28th this year.
  • Wednesday, August 30th rehearsal is now 11:00am-3:00pm to give the students a little bigger break between rehearsal and the premier performance.

Here is the Updated Band CalendarSMB Dates 2017 (revised 8-2-17)

FOOD – One thing that is not on the checklist, bring a lunch and a dinner or have a plan in place to get your meals.

Need more info? Go to https://sherwoodbands.org/marching-band/

Band Parents & Students – Rehearsal Start & End Times are as defined:

Start Time – If rehearsal starts at 9am. We start either moving or stretching right at that time. “We attack at 9am” is what I will say. That means students need to allot for time to park, walk to the band room, socialize (as desired), use bathroom, lather sunscreen, assemble equipment, etc. Students should be arriving to SHS about 10-15 minutes ahead of schedule so that they can get setup and to their correct rehearsal spaces on time.

End Time – End time is when rehearsal ends. We end most of our camp rehearsals at 8pm. We take students right up until 8pm on the upper baseball field. It takes us about 20 minutes to strike the field and get back down to the band room. If you are picking your student up from camp, it is a better assumption that they will be ready to leave between 8:20-8:30.

All section leaders have been making contact with their section members throughout the course of the summer. If you haven’t heard from your section leader, you probably are not on our roster or we don’t have your contact info. Make sure all of your info is entered correctly into the Charms website.

Music has been posted and available to print in the members only section https://sherwoodbands.org/members-only-section/ . You will find warmups, show music, and various stands tunes. Print your part only!

MOST IMPORTANT – Start Hydrating and eat healthier than normal. Get rest and make sure you start training yourself to be ready to go at 9am in the morning. Camp is a huge physical and mental undertaking. You owe it to yourself and your section to take good care of your mind and body! We need you on the field ready to perform!

Band Parents – We still need some help with some side projects. If you want to get involved with our band program here at SHS, please contact  shsbandboostersinfo@gmail.com for more info

Can Drive Saturday – We really need more helpers tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon for the can drive. Please sign up if you can help out! Click here to sign up:  http://signup.com/go/QqKkVvB

See you for Band Camp on Monday at 9am!