Photo Information for Thursday Evening

Thursday : Band Picnic & Photos – August 10th @ 4:30 pm

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Setting up for the Yearly Band photo – check out the rainbow in the back! © C. Skuse 2016

 

The Band, Units, groups, family and individual Band Members’ photos are taken Thursday. Purchase forms will be available in the Band Room for those that may be interested in purchasing photographs. Photography will be done by Mary White Photography.

Picture time can take three to four hours, so please be prepared and patient!

As an added bonus, this year the Band will be performing the half-time show before the group photo as a special thank you to the parents! Please come at 6 pm to see the performance at Bulldog Stadium.

Practice will end at 2:00 pm so that Band Members can return home to prepare for photos. Band Members, please make sure to wear your red shirt, white shorts, calf-length white socks, and white marching shoes. If you have questions about what you should be wearing, please refer to the Uniforms page. Unit Members should dress as directed by your Sponsor. Hats are optional for Individual photos. Also, hair does not have to be pulled back for photos (but does have to be for all future performances like football games and parades).

Photos will be taken as follows: Individual photos starting at 4:30, until performance at 6. Band group photo, Section photos, resume remaining individual photos, and finally friend/family photos.

The End of Band Camp Picnic will start after photos. Parents are also invited to the Picnic!

Band Camp Week 2 Announcements – August 4, 2017

Week One is complete!

KK would like to congratulate everyone on a successful week one of Band Camp! Keep up the momentum for week 2!

I know the parents are excited to see what you have been working on and that you will put on a great show.


Announcements:

Kennywood:  Sunday, August 13th

Arrive at High School, 10am

Return to HS, approximately 10:30pm

Students must bring their red shirt, white shorts, calf-length white socks, and clean white shoes. They can either wear their outfit or change into them at Kennywood. 


Theme days for next week’s Band Camp:

  • Monday: Freedom colors
  • Tuesday: Favorite sports team/singer
  • Wednesday: Section colors and watermelon eating contest
  • Thursday: Grade color (TBA)

Thursday : Band Picnic & Photos – August 10th @ 5:15 pm

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Setting up for the Yearly Band photo – check out the rainbow in the back! © C. Skuse 2016

 The Band, Units, groups, family and individual Band members’ photos are taken during the second week of Band Camp. Purchase forms will be available in the Band Room for those that may be interested in purchasing photographs. Photography will be done by Mary White Photography.

Picture time can take three to four hours, so please be prepared and patient!

As an added bonus, this year the Band will be performing the half-time show before the group photo as a special thank you to the parents! Please come at 6 pm to see the performance at Bulldog Stadium.

Photos will be taken as follows: Individual photos until performance at 6, Band group photo, Section photos, resume individual photos, and finally friend/family photos.

Picnic will start after all photos. Parents are also invited to the Picnic!


Band Picnic Donations

We need donations for the Band Picnic on Thursday after photos.

Items needed include:

  1. Hot Dogs
  2. Buns
  3. Condiments (Ketchup & Mustard)
  4. Chips – individual-sized bags only
  5. Cookies
  6. Water
  7. Gatorade
  8. Pop – cans only
  9. Watermelon – we need 4, to be at the school on Tuesday for the Watermelon eating contest

The sign-up sheet is located in the Band Room. We need all the help we can get with donations so that the Kids and Parents will have a nice end to Band Camp.


Football Program Advertisements

You may choose to put an advertisement in the 2017 Football Program for you child. The deadline for submission is August 14, 2017. Please see the form for instructions.

Ad for Football Program 2017

 

 

 

Tomorrow is BAND CAMP!

All band members are required to attend band camp; it is MANDATORY!

Band camp will be held Monday — Thursday on July 31st to August 3rd and August 7th to 10th, 2017 from 8:30 am to 4 pm each day. (No FRIDAY camp.)

Please do not be late. Be ready to start warming up before 8:30 am.

Students are encouraged to bring a pencil for music changes,  water and/or Gatorade with them and dress appropriately for the weather (bring a hat)! This is a school function, so please follow the school dress code. Tennis shoes are a must!  The students will be outside for a good part of the day, so using sunscreen is necessary. Water is always available to the students and Gatorade will be available if donated.

Lunchtime is usually from 11:30 am to 12;15 pm. If you did NOT order lunches via Mrs. Keith, you must bring a packed lunch.

The medical release from included in your summer newsletter should be promptly returned by mail or on the first day of Band Camp. Students are not permitted to march until the medical release form is completed and returned.

All forms should be completed and brought to camp the first week. Booster Officers will be on hand to collect them each day.

Uniform fittings will also start on Monday. Seniors will be the first fitted, and go from there by grade. Any volunteers that are handy with a needle are needed for all the hemming we must do!

Shoe fitting has been moved to Tuesday. We have a lot of donated, used marching shoes, so please check in the Auditorium tomorrow if you are interested in getting a pair, instead of purchasing a new pair.

Reminder – Band Camp Lunch Forms DUE!

By now everyone should have received their Band Camp packets in the mail. If you have not, please check the FORMS page.

Please (if you haven’t already) mail back your Lunch Forms and check to Mrs. Keith TODAY! She needs them by July 15th.

If you need the form: 2017 Band Camp Lunch

 

Upcoming dates to keep in mind:

Band Camp Forms Added + Info

Band Camp packet info has been added to the site (and you should have received in the mail). Please click HERE to find the information.

NOTE: 2017 Band Camp Lunch forms must be mailed and received by Donna Keith by Saturday, July 15th!

2017 Volunteer Forms must be mailed and received by Pam McKenna by Friday, July 21st.

All other forms are due the first day of Band Camp, July 31st. Please see the Forms page for all information.

New Marching Band members and their parents should read the New Member & Freshmen Page  for important information about upcoming season and what to expect.

The next Sectional is coming up next week – July 18th. Please see the calendar for exact times for your section.

Rookie Camp is July 27th. Band Camp starts July 31st.

Boosters July Meeting Cancelled & Band Camp Packet Info

Notice: Due to the holiday, we have decided to cancel the Band Booster meeting scheduled for tonight.  The Band Camp packet will be out soon, so be on the lookout for it. The 2017 Band Camp Lunches forms are due to Donna Keith by July 15. I apologize for the short time to return it once you get your packet, but the time has gotten away from me this summer. If you would like to send it back before you get your packet, it is on the Band website (see link above). See you all at Camp; our first booster meeting of the school year July 31st (first day of Band Camp) @ 7pm. Have a happy and safe July 4th.

Pam McKenna

Band Booster President

Summer Schedule Information

Please take some time to check out the schedule for summer and information on required music pick-up and sectionals HERE.

The first scheduled music pick-up and sectional is on June 13, 2017.

FYI – I will be updating the website and adding new features over the new few weeks, so please bear with me as the changes are made!

Thank you –The Webmaster