Band Update – 7/16/18

Hello!

Here’s our week:

• Tuesday, July 17 – M100 Percussion Rehearsal – 3-5pm

Full M100 Rehearsal – 6-8:30pm

  • Wednesday, July 18 – M100 Color Guard Rehearsal

Looking ahead:

• Monday, July 23 – Friday, July 27 –  M100 Band Camp – 8am-5pm, AHS

• Monday, July 23 – ABOB Meeting – 7pm, AHS

• Monday, July 30 – Thursday, August 2 – M100 Band Camp – 8am-5pm, AHS

  • Thursday, August 2 – M100 Parent Performance – TBA – West (Public School Stadium)

We still need some donations for Band Camp! Here’s what we need:

  • Fruit – Grapes, pinapple, strawberries, etc. We freeze it and it’s a great break treat!

*We need LOTS more fruit donations – this is our biggest snack and not much has some in yet! Feel free to drop some off tomorrow evening. Thanks!

  • Cheese-itz
  • Animal crackers
  • Pretzels
  • Powdered gatorade any flavor

Donations can be dropped off at the uniform room, or if you’d like to shop through Amazon/online you can have them sent to my attention at AHS (Alyssa Overmann 4200 Humbert Road Alton, IL 62002).  Thank you!

What should I bring to band camp?

  • Wear tennis shoes (in good condition), socks, athletic shorts, light colored tshirt, and bring a hat… lightweight clothing that can be moved in!
  • A big water bottle (can be refilled, but they need something to drink from!)
  • Sunscreen
  • A pencil, and music in a binder with sheet protectors
  • Instrument
  • A towel to sit on. *Some students bring pop up tents and bag chairs. Please do so at your own risk. We are not responsible for loss or damage, and the student who brings it must put it up and take it down every day.
  • * Lunch – the first week, students may bring a lunch or they may leave campus to go eat. Everyone must eat lunch! The second week lunches will be provided thanks to some generous folks!

 This week is really the time for all to start prepping for band camp!  Please encourage your student to:

• For rehearsals they should wear shorts, tshirts, a ball cap, and bring a water bottle. “low top” tennis shoes – shoes that don’t go up past the ankle, are preferred as well to allow movement. We have lots of kids wearing hoodies/pants – it’s just too hot!!!

• Give up soda –  start drinking lots of water

• Begin eating healthier (more fruits/veggies/lean protein, less cheetos/cupcakes/junk food).

• Getting outside everyday (wash the car, mow the lawn, walk the dog, play basketball, etc). Yes, it’s hot! I’m not convinced it’s going to get any cooler this summer.

• Please also encourage at home practice –they can practice marching (listen to the radio and march along, turn on a metronome), and work on memorizing the show. The more time they spend on it at home the easier it will be at camp!!! If they have any questions they can contact their student leader, or shoot me an email.

Disney Trip Info:

As of 7/2, students should have $950 in their trip accounts. If you need special arrangements/need to make payments later, please be in touch with Music Travel – they’ll work with you, but need communication! Email Ben Hilmer – ben.hilmer@musictravel.com to make arrangements.

Here’s where we are with fundraisers:

• Brooms & Popsockets  – We have resumed check outs! Please check out brooms and popsockets with the band moms in the uniform room at Tuesday night rehearsals! You may also turn in any money/unsold items then too. Record clearance has been filed for those who still have items out.