BAND CAMP STARTS MONDAY, AUGUST 16 AT 9AM. I am very excited to get our band back together again. BELOW ARE USEFUL LINKS PROVIDING REMINDERS OF “WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, AND WHAT”.
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 field conductor if you have any questions.
The SMB calendar has only a couple of minor adjustments since our June info meeting. All dates/times online are accurate including the following SMB Calendar Dates 2021 (updated 8.6.21)
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.
COVID Protocol: When we are indoors and walking around we need to have masks on. When winds are seated/spaced, they may take masks off to play (we will not use masks or bell covers both indoors or outdoors). Colorguard may take masks off when appropriately spaced in the commons and working technique & choreography. It goes without saying that all of this is subject to change and we will be flexible to guidance given from our SSD Admin Team.
Band Parents & Members – 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 15 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 8:15-8:20.
Show 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
Colorguard – We are always recruiting more colorguard members and it is not too late to join our marching season. If you are interested in joining, come see us at camp on Monday! Also, please reach out to Sherwoodcolorguard@gmail.com & email@example.com regarding any questions you might have.
Need more info? Go to https://sherwoodbands.org/marching-band/
See you for Band Camp on Monday at 9am!