BAND CAMP

What

  • Band camp is mandatory for all band students. This is the "pre-season" session that introduces and solidifies marching and field show fundamental skills. Aside from learning marching and music it’s an opportunity to meet new band members and get reacquainted with old ones.


When

  • Early August

Time

(Week One)

  • 8:45am arrival time
  • 9:00am band camp begins
  • 12:00pm lunch break
  • 3:00pm daytime session concludes
  • 5:45pm arrival time, evening session
  • 6:00pm band camp begins
  • 9:00pm band camp ends for the day

(Week Two)

  • 4:45pm arrival time
  • 5:00pm band camp begins
  • 9:00pm band camp ends for the day

Where

RBHS Band Room/Marching (Football) Field

Food & Drink

  • Bring your own snack for later if you tend to get hungry.
  • Bring a thermos of water or sports drink to keep yourself hydrated.
  • Lunch is available if pre-ordered during band registration. If you did not pre-order a lunch, bring your own.

Dress

  • Casual – athletic shorts and t-shirts
  • Shoes
  • Athletic shoes, NO SANDALS OR BARE FEET

What to Bring

  • Instrument/mouthpiece if not stored at school
  • Sweatshirt – if it cools off
  • Your smiles, willingness to learn and great attitude

Getting There

Get acquainted with band parents that live in your area. Arranging carpools cuts down on number of pick-ups/delivery for everyone and saves on gas, wear and tear on car/parent.

Parking

Park in the RBHS parking lot. You can drop students off in the circle in front of the Performing Arts Center, but do not park there.

Can My Student Drive His/Herself?

Yes, if your student is a licensed driver and has parent permission.

Can I Watch?

Parents are always welcome to observe band practices. For band camp you may not want to stay the entire time, but you can certainly watch for a while after drop-off or come a little early for pick-up.

What do I need to know as a parent?

These two weeks are all about building a solid marching foundation for the season. Call it “music intensive” or “music boot-camp,” but these weeks are a cornerstone of one of the best high school music programs anywhere. If you regularly come to band practices you will be amazed at the progress our students make as the season proceeds.


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are always needed. This event typically needs volunteers to help coordinate lunch activities: pick-up lunches, hand them out to the students, and light clean-up afterwards. Ask a Band Booster board member or committee chair how you can help for a single day or multiple activities throughout the band season.