Last week was wildly successful! We practiced marching fundamentals, learned choreography for the show, started learning drill, and worked on music for the show and the stands. It is going to be a GREAT year!
Thank you to the many parents who volunteered to assist us prepare the uniforms for photos, pick up food for breakfast, prepare the food for lunch, host a concession stand for special treats, line up Pelicans, prepare a sundae bar, and organize the pool party. It was great to be able to reward the students’ hard work with all of the special extras that you prepared for us! Thank you!
Senior Family Photos for the program
Today was the last day to have family photos taken for the football program, but if you missed it you can still arrange a private photo shoot with Brian Carmichael for only $30. The school system scheduled and paid for July 17 and July 24, but if you were unable to make it, please contact Brian. Here is a link to his facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/brian.carmicheal. If you were unable to make it and prefer to just have your headshot used, we do have access to that as long as you were present for our photo day last Tuesday.
2022 Band Camp • Week 2
July 25 -29 • 8:00AM – 9:00PM
Last week we got a lot of great work done, but this is an extra special week because we will be joined by specialists to assist with instrument specific sectionals to assist our students in learning and memorizing our music a little faster this week as we finalize preparations for our first performance, Trojan Family Night on July 29.
The section leaders have designated the following spirit days for band camp. We encourage our students to participate in the spirit days to increase relationship building and create memories together during this important week of our season.
- Movie Monday
- Tiki Tuesday
- Section Wednesday
- Throwback Thursday
- Spirit Friday
MEALS • Sign-up Now
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (follow link to sign up) will be provided for our students this week or students may pack their own food, but again students will not be permitted to leave campus for meals. These will be meals prepared by our booster club that were donated for our students. Parents, we need your assistance with preparation, serving, and clean up. There is a link to volunteer listed above, and also listed here for your convenience.
Trojan Business Day • Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Trojan Business Day is scheduled for Tuesday of Band Camp in the Cafeteria. This is a day for students to get their schedules (which will be available to them via Infinite Campus at 8:00AM on Tuesday morning), and pay fees owed to the school. If a student needs a schedule change, a request can be made at Trojan Business Day – as well as the first couple days of school. These are business items that can be handled by our parents and we prefer for it to be handled that way. Because touring the school, especially for our upcoming 9th graders is also an important part of Trojan Business Day, we will start sectionals 30 minutes later on Tuesday to allow section leaders to lead the students in a campus tour and assist them with finding their classes for the first day of school. Minimizing absences during times that we are learning drill is imperative for our students to be properly prepared for the first game, which is the Friday of the first week of school.
Preview Performance • Trojan Night
We will have our first public performance at Trojan Night on July 29, 2022. This is a free event and open to the public. The booster club is preparing a BBQ dinner for all who would like to attend. If you forgot, please RSVP by Tuesday so that we know how much food to prepare.
Ways that you can help
We ask that each family either donates 4 cases of water or makes a $10 donation so that we can buy water. We use bottled water for our students when we feed them dinners throughout the season and to travel with us to competitions and away games. Band camp is a great week to bring your water. We store the water in the castle (house behind the band room), but you can drop them off in the lobby. Thursday evenings during the season, before our 6:00pm – 9:00pm is also a great time to drop off water. Thank you very much for your assistance in keeping our students hydrated.
We would like to supplement our lunches during week 1 and week 2 of band camp with the following items. If you are willing to donate any of the following items, they can be dropped off any morning of band camp. We will be sure to share them with the students: Here is a sign-up genius link to volunteer to donate any of these items.
- Yellow Cake Mix/Chocolate cake mix
- Little Debbie Cakes
- Drink Mix (Powder can – Gatorade, Lemonade, etc)
- Prepackaged cookies
- Variety Bags of Chips
- Paper Plates for 200
- Paper Bowls for 200
- Plastic Forks
- Plastic Spoons
- Serving Gloves
- Freeze Pops
Volunteer in Person
During band camp we need volunteers to help us set-up, serve, and clean-up during meals. If you are available to assist, we would be very grateful for your assistance!
- Week 2 – Volunteer Here
- Breakfast • 7:00AM – 9:00AM
- Lunch • 9:30AM – 12:30PM
- Dinner • 3:00PM – 7:00 PM
Our sponsorship drive starts this week! This is a very important fundraiser for our band program and a wonderful way for students to earn money towards band fees and future trip payments. Students will receive 10% of all sponsorships secured by them or their parents. Sponsorship forms will be made available this week in the evenings.
We are wanting to add items to the Band Shoppe for our students and thought it would be fun to allow students to submit a design for a shirt. The designs will be voted on and the winning submission will receive a free shirt! To submit a design please email your submission to our booster president, Robert Moore.
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9th Grade students enrolled in marching band or new band members (guard included) who haven’t taken Health and PE yet should complete this online health class. All of the information is below and can be accessed using the “Health in Band” link at the top of this page. Students have access to the info now and should have already started working on it. All of the health coursework is due by October, but I highly recommend you completing it before band camp.
Mark Your Calendars
The following events we need all hands on deck and are requesting your involvement.
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