I hope everyone is having a rejuvenating summer! Plans for the upcoming school year are underway and I am very excited. All of the events and deadlines below are listed on the calendar on the band website http://www.papirateband.com. This is a long email with a LOT of important info, so please read carefully.
Band fee = $150 per child, $135 for 2nd child (includes bus). You can send one check for $150 OR 2 payments of $75 due by Friday, Sept. 1st & Friday, Oct. 6th. Please do not send cash.
School Instrument Usage Fee = $35 per semester for students using school-owned instruments. A check-out form will be signed by the student, parent, and myself. Fee for 1st semester (marching season) is due by July 31st. Fee for 2nd semester (concert season) is due by Jan. 5th.
Shoes = $26 if you need them. I have a few hand-me-downs in my office. Shoes must be paid for before I can order them.
It is very important that I have ALL of these items by the first day of camp, July 31st, in case of an emergency. Returning members, if there are no changes to your emergency info or insurance from last year, you do not have to submit a new emergency form or bring a copy of your insurance card. The Auxiliary Handbook Agreement is only for Color Guard, Varsity, & JH Majorettes.
All forms can be downloaded and printed from the Google Drive link in your email.
-Field Trip Release
-Band Handbook Agreement
-Copy of health insurance card
-Auxiliary Handbook Agreement
If you have uniform parts that you will not be wearing this fall, PLEASE RETURN THEM ASAP so someone else can use them. If you are keeping the same band uniform or if you already know you need a new part, please let me know. Uniform fittings will be 9:00-1:00 Tuesday, July 18th and 4:00-7:00 Thursday, July 20th.
If there are any parents who would like to volunteer to help with this process, or even be in charge of this, I will be eternally grateful!!!
Each family should bring 1 case of bottled water for camp. You can bring this with you to uniform fittings.
5. ***School Rehearsal Schedule*** Please Read!
After school rehearsals will be every Wednesday and Thursday until 5:00 beginning Aug. 9th. Parents, please remember this schedule when you are making plans. Tuesday is the best day of the week if you have to make doctors' appointments, etc.
Wednesdays are sacred band days. All athletes and any student involved in any other curricular or extra-curricular activity 7th period must come to band every Wednesday – no exceptions. It is up to the student to stay current with the things we are learning when he/she is not at band. Remember that your band grade goes on your report card. Exhaust every resource to be at ALL rehearsals.
Keep yourself in shape! Upper body and core exercises, running/cardio, and eating healthy foods are all good things to do to get ready for band camp. Begin acclimating your body to the heat as well. Spend time outside each day. Band is more fun when your body is able to perform the things band requires it to do!
Remember to practice your instrument! We will hit the ground running the first day, so be ready. Show music will be posted to the Google Drive as it is completed (link in your email).
If your instrument needs a checkup or repair, please tend to that BEFORE band camp. Cole Band is open M-F 10-5:00.
7. Camp Schedule Reminder
July 31-August 4th 8:00-5:30
August 5th 8:00-12:00
Daily band camp attendance is mandatory! Be on time (read: 15 minutes early) every day. The band room will be open around 7:30.
Band Boosters will meet Thurs., Aug. 3rd at 5:30 after band camp. We will elect 1 new officer, sign up for concession stand duties, and distribute calendar fundraisers.
I will send another email in the next week or two of things to bring to band camp.
See you July 31st!
P.S. Please join our Remind text message list. It's free and you don't have to download anything.
To be added to the Parent list, send the message @201314band to 81010
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