Important Things You Need to Know – July 2015

NeedtoknowAs the beginning of band camp quickly approaches, we wanted to take a minute to provide you with some important details and information.

  • Band Camp Schedule & Other Details:
    • Pre-Camp (Required for all members): July 20 – 24, 2015 • 8:00am – 5:00pm • Lunch from 12:00pm – 1:30pm (lunch not provided)
      We will work on fundamentals and begin learning the show. Parents will need to send or bring lunch for your student(s) each day.
    • Pay for Garment Bags:  We have decided on a new garment bag this year in an effort to reduce the cost and size. The cost for garment bags this year is only $5.00! They are basic black garment bags with our band logo screen printed on them. Garment bags are required for all members to travel with the band uniform.  Pay the $5.00 to Ms. Dothard during band camp, cash only please.
    • Pay for Flip Folders: All students are required to own a flip folder to organize their music in the stands.  Each flip folder is $5.00.  Please bring the $5.00 in cash at the same time you pay for your garment bag to Ms. Dothard.  Extra pages for flip folders are also available for $.50 each.
    • Order Duffel Bags: July 21, 2015 • 12:00pm – 1:30PM • Ozier Apparel will be at the band room to take orders for duffel Bags. Duffel bags are required for Color Guard, but anyone can purchase one.  The cost will be $37.50. Cash and checks will be accepted. Please make checks payable to Ozier Apparel.
    • Order Band Shoes: July 28, 2015 • 12:00pm – 2:00pm
      March Master will be at the band room to take orders for band shoes (required for all members). Students will try on the shoes to ensure proper fit. If students already have band shoes from previous seasons and they still fit, they do not have to order another pair.  The cost is $38.00. March Master will only accept cash or credit cards (MC, VISA and AMEX).
    • CHS Trojan Business Day: Tuesday, July 28th, 2015. Students are assigned various times that are to report to the high school cafeteria to take care of varies items in preparation for the start of school on Aug. 6th. Students are asked to handle their business as expeditiously as possible so that the disruption to band camp activities are minimized.
    • Band Camp (Required for all members): July 27 – July 31, 2015 8:00am – 9:00pm • Lunch from 12:00pm – 1:30pm • Dinner from 4:30pm – 6:00pm (lunch/dinner not provided)
      We will be joined by extra staff members so that students have an opportunity to learn from specialists on their instruments. Camp will culminate in a parent preview performance on Friday evening. Parents will need to send or bring lunch & dinner for your student(s) each day.
    • Trojan Night: July 31, 2015 • 6:00PM
      Trojan Night is a preview performance of the marching show and a way for the students to show what they have learned during the band camps. This is a beginning of the season family celebration, which includes a good meal, great entertainment, and concludes with our candlelight ceremony.
  • Watch for Sign-Up to Help Provide Band Staff Meals During Second Week of Band Camp: We will be feeding the band staff again this year and will need people to volunteer to cook, serve, set-up and clean-up, so please be watching for that post and sign-up within the next couple of days.
  • Water Donations: The Band Boosters and staff are asking that all students bring four cases of bottled water to band camp to help offset the cost of providing bottled water throughout band camp and the regular marching season.
  • Final Band & Color Guard Fee Payment Date: If you are utilizing the 3 payment installment plan, the final Band Fee payment date is Monday, July 27th.
  • Football Program Band Photos: August 3, 2015  6:00pm: We will be taking the band photos for the Trojan football program at the end of our practice on this day, so please expect to get done a later than normal. Parents of seniors need to attend to have your photo taken with your senior, please arrive at 6:00pm.  Senior photos will be taken after the full band photo, which will be taken first.  We are hoping the be finished with pictures by about 7:30pm. We will take a full band photo, senior photos, and section photos for the program. 

If you have any specific questions about any of these items, you can contact Mr. Carr at: christopher.carr@carrolltoncityschools.net or the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

We’ll see everybody next week!
CHS Band Staff  & Band Boosters

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