- If you have not submitted your emergency contact form online, your field trip form, insurance card, or your band & bus dues, please submit those ASAP. It makes me very nervous when I don't have emergency information for your child during band camp. Please turn these forms in.
- Your child should have brought home a copy of the Band Handbook today. Please read through it, let me know if you have questions, sign the back page and return it no later than next Thursday, August 8th. A copy of our calendar for the year is included in the back. Please make note of important dates on your family's calendar.
- We will take a field trip next Thursday, August 8th to Tuscaloosa to watch the Drum Corps International Semi-Finals broadcast live on-screen at the Cobb Theatre. The Band Boosters have agreed to pay to cost of the ticket for each child. The show starts at 5:30, so we will leave PA around 3:30 so that we can stop at Wendy's/Arby's for an early supper. We will return to PA around 9:30 that night. We will not have band practice on the 8th. Parents and family members are welcome to meet us there and watch with us (we won't have room on the bus). The entire show is over 5 hours long, so the bus will have to leave early to get back to the school at a reasonable time. Parents are welcome to sign your child off the bus and stay to watch the rest of the competition if you would like.PLEASE NOTE: If I do not have your (1) emergency, (2) field trip, (3) handbook agreement forms, & (4) a copy of your insurance card by August 8th, you cannot go on the trip with us. I cannot take your child on a trip without having their emergency information or without your relieving the school of liabilities.
- Please remind your child to continue to drink water, even after they come home at the end of band camp each day. I do not want anyone getting sick because of dehydration. Please make sure that your child eats SOMETHING for breakfast during camp. And most importantly, please encourage your child, especially if he/she is a new member. Band camp is hard and overwhelming, to say the least; it is normal to feel frustrated. It will all be worth it, if not soon, then later.