Could we have asked for more perfect weather to start off this year's band camp? Marching fundamentals are looking good, we can mostly play all the way through our 3 halftime songs and several new stand tunes, and auxiliaries have learned most of their halftime routines! I'm liking the way things are looking and sounding at this point.
Parents, please remember to turn in your fees and forms. Submit the emergency form via the band website. Heaven forbid I would ever need emergency information during band camp (or any time). Print the field trip form and bring it to me (I fixed the link). Band fees are $50 and the bus is $100. Auxiliaries, remember your choreography fee is due to your choreographer this week.
Picture day is Friday. We will take our picture at 8:00, so arrive dressed or come early enough to get dressed in your uniform. We will not wear hats. Parents, please make sure your child knows if you ordered a page in the sports program or individual pictures.
The DCI "Big, Loud, & Live" event will be held Thursday evening at the Cobb Movie Theater in Tuscaloosa. This is the same event we attended last year with the full band. We will not be taking the bus or paying for your tickets this year, but if you would like to go, we will dismiss early Thursday in order for everyone to make it over there in time. This is not a "field trip", so no one is required to attend, but I promise you will enjoy it if you do. If you need a ride, ask and we'll help you find one. Tickets are $18 each and the broadcast starts at 5:30 and will end around 10:45. You can arrive/leave whenever you like. I will let you know in the next couple of days exactly what time we will dismiss camp on Thursday. (Parents, this is something you as a band parent would enjoy and appreciate as well! Ask your kids about what they saw last year.)
Our first Band Booster meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, August 14th after band practice. We only have 2-3 meetings per year, so please make plans to attend. We will talk about plans for the year, fundraisers, sign up to work the concession stand, etc.
Looking forward to a great year!