I just wanted to touch base with everyone again before band camp begins next week. I've had several questions about
the schedule, so I am going to try to clear things up.
Monday (7/30) - Thursday (8/2): 9:00 a.m. - noon All Percussion and Color Guard members
Wednesday (8/1) - Thursday (8/2): 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (approximately) All Section Leaders and Drum Majors
Friday (8/2) - 9:00 a.m. - noon All 9th graders, new color guard members, Section Leaders, and Drum Majors. This will be
an OUTSIDE marching fundamentals rehearsal. Students must have lace-up athletic shoes (for their safety), WATER,
All members will report to FULL band camp on Monday, August 6. Please check the newsletter for times and details.
Uniform check-out will begin for designated groups at 8:00 a.m. Students must wear thin athletic shorts, t-shirt, and long
hair needs to be put up for uniform hat fitting.
We will begin promptly at the designated time for both morning and afternoon rehearsals. Students should plan to arrive
at least 10 minutes early for every rehearsal.
Students need to bring a JUG OF WATER to drink. We will be monitoring the weather and will take lots of water breaks. A
little bottle of water will not keep them hydrated. Students also need to start hydrating now by drinking lots of water. It
will help once we begin those outside rehearsals. Students also need to be prepared with sunscreen.
Students absolutely MUST have lace up athletic shoes for their own safety. Boots, slip-on shoes, flip flops, etc., are
NOT appropriate for marching. I would also advise that shoes be something they strictly use for marching band. We will have
a place for students to keep them at school. They will get dirty, gross, and will not smell good.
If ANYTHING has changed with your child and their decision to continue with band, please let me know ASAP. I have put
many hours into planning things, so it helps me to know ahead of time if plans have changed.
I'm incredibly excited about getting this year started. I am also incredibly excited to announce that our new Assistant
Director of Bands is Ms. Lynzi Carlson. Ms. Carlson has previously taught in Blanchard, OK and Wauchula, FL. She is a low
brass player and is very excited to be joining the P-T Band family!
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Have a wonderful day!