Drum Corp International (DCI) Trip Update!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Check the website for the DCI list. Send in your money if you haven't
If you have paid your deposit of $20 then send the final payment of $35
to JHS Band Boosters.
Band Camp Chaperones
We will need lots of volunteers to help with band camp. If you can help
(even for half a day), please sign up at the Doodle website. We could
use some volunteers in the evenings (6-9 PM). If you come then, you
might want to bring a chair and some bug spray. This is a very easy job
to just be there if needed.
Enter your name and place a check in the column(s) indicating when
you're willing to volunteer.
Press the SAVE button. Be prepared to bask in the band board's gratitude
for your service.
If you are unable to log into the site but would like to volunteer,
contact Lisa Goss at:
We will also need lots of volunteers to help with the pit crew during
band season. The Pit Crew is a vital part of the show since we need to
get everything out to the field quickly and efficiently. You too can be
a part of this great crew and wear your very own Pit crew T-shirt.
MYTH - If I sign up for pit crew, I'll have to work every football game
FACT - That's not the way the pit crew rolls! Even if you can only help
a few times, we can use your help. To find out more, please contact
Steve Crimmins at
Band Survival Guide
First and foremost - Water (and plenty of it!). Each
student needs to bring their own water jug and a large gallon size one
is recommended. You can purchase one at Target, Wal-mart, or any other
retail store for a few dollars. Please write your name on your own jug!
We will not be supplying water and each student needs to bring their own
water. Bringing individual bottles of water is not recommended due to
the waste and mess factor. Please bring water and plenty of it!
Sunscreen and plenty of it. We will be outside every
morning, some evenings and if the weather permits, some afternoons.
Please be conscious of the heat and sun, and protect yourselves.
A cap or hat, even a goofy hat like mine!
Light, loose fitting clothes. Even a change of clothes or
2 would be a good idea.
Sneakers and high ankle covering socks.
Flip flops or sandals of any kind will not be permitted. You will be
sent to the shoe box or home if you do not have sneakers. Short `foot
only' socks will not sufficiently cover your ankle and give you bad
blisters. Blisters prohibit you from marching with proper technique and
every year we have students getting very bad blisters. Please wear ankle
covering socks for your own benefit.
A bagged lunch, if the student is not leaving the school
premises for lunch (students must have a completed, valid "Off-Premises
Lunch Liability Waiver Form" on file to leave school premises for
lunch). Do not over eat during lunch – you will be sorry!
Snacks for energy, not high in salt or fat content, e.g.,
fruits, vegetables, energy bars, etc.
Any music and drill posted on the website. This includes
warm ups, drill, show music etc...
A binder with sheet protectors for all the music you will
be receiving. This is so very important because you will be getting new
music, both warm ups and show music. You will be getting drill charts.
Everything should be stored and kept neatly in a binder for you to use
for rehearsals and sectionals. Please stop rolling up your music/drill
and discarding it (on the band room floor!). We want to go "greener"
than last year, and stop wasting paper/plastic.
Our Band Room must stay clean!
A dot book (small memo sized notebook, or 2). EVERYONE
will be required to complete their dot book in the assigned time. If you
do not complete your dot book, your grade will suffer, you may be
withheld from rehearsals and/or competitions and you may be dropped from
the group. Everyone will be completing a dot book.
The student's instrument with appropriate accessories (e.g.,
mouthpieces, reeds, cork grease, valve oil, drumsticks, etc.);
Please remember all your forms and that your dues
payments are up to date. I remind you, if your dues are not up to date
on the first day of camp, you will be sent home and not be permitted to
partake in band camp activities. Any problems, please contact Mr. Weiss
before camp begins.
Please be on time. Remember our motto: To be early is to
be on time, if you are on time, you are late!!! So don't be late, be 10
minutes early every day and every block.
Last, but not least,
a mindset to work and to work