Band Camp


Band Camp 2016:  August 1 - 12

Overview

band_camp_1.jpgBand Camp is two weeks of intense practices where the band learns the show for the upcoming fall football season.  Attendance at Band Camp is mandatory for all marching band members.  Band Camp is usually scheduled mornings from 8:00 AM - noon and evenings from 6:00 - 9:00 PM the first two weeks in August.  Refer to the calendar for the complete Band Camp schedule.  Included during Band Camp is a service day where members perform community service projects at a number of different venues.  Band Camp concludes with a swim party for all band members and their families. 

Family Night

band_camp_family_night.jpgFamily night provides you a chance for a private showing of the RamBand Field Show and a progress report from the band director and his staff.

Better yet, Family Night will provide you with a unique perspective as it'll be the one and only time you'll be able to get right out on the field with the marching band!

Learn the Answers to These Questions and More:

  • What the heck do these kids do for 2 weeks!
  • How hard can it be to march and play an instrument at the same time?
  • What is that notebook hanging around my kid's neck?
  • Why is my kid having so much fun?

Items To Bring To Band Camp

  • Your instrument
  • Your great attitude
  • Water bottle/cooler (lots and lots of water) You probably will sweat a lot at band camp.  During breaks, you will need to re-hydrate. Water is best, sports drinks work, too, but you should try to avoid soda or other sugary drinks.    
  • Weather and school appropriate attire:  girls--no bellies showing, no strapless tops and boys must wear shirts (think school dress guidelines).  Light colored clothes are generally cooler than dark colored clothes.
  • Socks and sneakers (not sandals, flip flops or other shoes that  make marching on the field difficult)
  • Sunscreen: Sunburn is all too common at band camp. Even if you never wear sunscreen, you'll need it at band camp because you will get tan, and possibly burnt.
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Bug spray
  • Lip balm

Mini-Band Camps

This summer, 3 mini-band camps are scheduled to work on various aspects of marching band.  The camps run Monday through Wednesday, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM.  Students are expected to attend all three camps if they are in town.

Camp Dates:

June 15 - 19

July 7 - 8

July 18 - 20

What Happens at Band Camp

WEEK ONE

  • Be in the band room ready to play at 8:00 AM everyday. 
  • During the sessions during the first week of Band Camp, students concentrate on learning and performing the music and getting to know the instructors.
  • Volunteers will continue uniform fitting during the evening sessions.
  • Band-a-RAM-a Patron Ads will be collected this week--please put forms & payments in 'The Box' in the band room.
  • Friday is a service day scheduled from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM; no evening session.band_camp_service_day.jpg

 

 

 

 

WEEK TWO

  • Thursday evening, band families are invited to view the show, and participate in band activities.
  • Volunteers will complete uniform fitting during the evening sessions.
  • On Friday, we will celebrate the end of band camp with the CD Ram Band End Of Band Camp Picnic and Pool Party
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What Else to Expect!

  • To work, and work really hard.  There will be some frustration, but even more success.
  • To get funky tan lines from your shirt, shorts, and socks!
  • To have a really fun time, despite the above.
  • To learn the majority of this year's show and expect to be proud of the hard work you will put into making the CD RamBand show onto the field.