JULY 22ND-26TH BAND CAMP 9AM-5PM (BRING YOUR LUNCH)
JULY 29TH - AUG. 2ND BAND CAMP 9AM-5PM (BRING YOUR LUNCH)
ALL BAND CAMP ACTIVITIES WILL TAKE PLACE AT PRP BAND ROOM AND PRACTICE FIELD.
BE SURE TO BRING YOUR LUNCH, A BLACK TOWEL AND A RED ONE GALLON WATER JUG WITH YOUR NAME ON IT.
EACH STUDENT MUST BE REGISTERED BY A PARENT / GUARDIAN ON THE FIRST DAY OF CAMP. REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN AT 8AM. Please plan to arrive early. Registration should take about 15 minutes. Students will not be allowed to participate unless they are registered by a parent / guardian.
All band camp dates, rehearsals and performances are MANDATORY. It is vital that YOU know your schedule and that you PLAN AHEAD.
"To fail to plan is to plan to fail!"
Missing a day of camp could put your spot in the show in jeopardy putting you in a alternate / non-performing position! It is vital that ALL MEMBERS attend EACH DAY of camp. IF you are too ill to attend a day of camp (this means you need to go to the doctor or ER), please follow the following procedure:
1. THE STUDENT(not the parent) WILL Call Ms. Burnell AT LEAST 30 MINUTES prior to rehearsal beginning. (Parents please realize we are teaching life skills here.) In the event the student is hospitalized or some other emergency event, the parent may call.
2. THE STUDENT will also text / call their section leader and inform them of the absence.
PLEASE NOTE! Telling a staff member or another student to inform Ms. Burnell of the absence IS ABSOLUTELY NOT ACCEPTABLE. Students who do this will be placed as an alternate IMMEDIATELY. In addition, any student who misses a day of camp without contacting the director will not be allowed to continue in the ensemble. This will be strictly enforced.
We must have commitment, not convenient commitment
Keep in mind, if you don't take care of your body, IT WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU! Illness is usually brought on due to lack of sleep, lack of proper hydration prior to rehearsal, lack of enough calorie intake (YOU MUST EAT), not eating breakfast, sunburn, etc. Please make sure to take care of yourself!!!
For all other absences beyond camp, please follow procedure as outlined in your marching band handbook.
In the PRP Band, we believe that:
TO BE EARLY, IS TO BE ON TIME
TO BE ON TIME, IS TO BE LATE
TO BE LATE, IS UNACCEPTABLE.
When you are late, you miss instruction, which in turn not only effects your performance, but the performance of all those around you. We all have occasion that we may run a few minutes late. If you are going to be late, you will need to call your section leader IMMEDIATELY. The section leader will then inform the staff.
PLEASE NOTE: Any student who is late will be responsible to make up the missed instruction time with their section leader THAT DAY. This may mean, you will have to stay after dismissal time to make up the missed time.
Habitual tardiness will not be tolerated and will result in removal from the ensemble.
"Time is the great equalizer for all of us. We all have 24 hours a day...We cannot save time, it can only be spent. And there are only two ways to spend our time: wisely or not wisely." Donald Wetmore
EVERY MEMBER SHALL BRING THE FOLLOWING EQUIPMENT TO EACH DAY OF CAMP / REHEARSAL:
1 RED 1 GALLON WATER JUG WITH A HANDLE
A BLACK TOWEL
(This towel will be used for stretches, instrument protection and other activities! Don't forget it!)
CHANGE OF SOCKS AND T-SHIRT
BACKPACK TO KEEP CLOTHES / SUPPLIES IN (Make sure your name is on it!)
SUNSCREEN / LIP BLOCK (sunburns hurt. dont get one)
A BLACK FANNY PACK (this will hold pencils, highlighter, dot book)
3 RING BINDER WITH 30 PAGE PROTECTORS
PENCIL POUCH FOR YOUR BINDER
A HIGHLIGHTER AND PENCIL IN YOUR POUCH
YOUR DOT BOOK (ISSUED TO YOU DURING CAMP)
WHAT NOT TO WEAR
*Dark Colored Clothing *Flat Sole Shoes (chucks, vans, etc.) *Flip Flops / Sandals *Bare Feet *Halter Tops. *Crop Tops *Boots *Bandannas *Bikini Tops *Jeans
*Members are NEVER to be without shirts or have any part of the belly / chest showing
*Members should always have on shoes (guard may take off shoes in gym / dance studio / auditorium as needed)
*All clothing must be in compliance with JCPS Code of Conduct
4.CHAFFING - Many of our repetitive motions may cause chaffing especially on the inner thighs. Applying powder or even a thin layer of vaseline to this area can prevent chaffing. Gold Bond makes a great product called Friction Defender and it works great! If you do experience chaffing, a bath in cool water and then applying powder usually relieves symptoms.
5.MUSCLE SORENESS - Most student get sore the first few days of camp. A bath with Epsom salt and taking advil / ibuprofen can help with muscle soreness. If you experience cramps, eat bananas or other potassium rich food. A good stretch out helps too.
6. SORE FEET / BLISTERS- When your feet hurt, it affects your entire body. It's vital that you take care of them! Wear good socks and a supportive pair of running type tennis shoes. If you wear chucks / vans / flat soled shoes, YOUR FEET WILL HURT!!! And you will be told not to wear them, so just don't wear them! If you have flat feet, rubbing down your feet with some icy hot / ben gay prior to rehearsal will help to stretch the muscles. Also, taking ibuprofen prior to camp will help. If you are having trouble with your feet, talk to your section leader / drum major for help. If you notice you are getting blisters on your feet, use blister bandaids to help prevent them. Also make sure your socks are not too big and causing your foot to rub inside your shoe. Percussionist often will get blisters on your fingers / hands. Using athletic tape in affected areas prior to getting blisters will save you a lot of grief. If you do get blisters, we have plenty of bandaids in the band office.
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING PAIN AND NEED HELP, DO NOT REMAIN SILENT!!! GUARANTEED SOMEONE ELSE HAS EXPERIENCED THE SAME THING!!! TELL YOUR SECTION LEADER OR DRUM MAJOR!!!
BREAKFAST All students are EXPECTED to eat breakfast. You will need to consume at least 800 calories. Avoid foods that are very greasy or heavy in dairy. YOU WILL GET SICK IF YOU DO NOT EAT BREAKFAST! If you don't have access to food for breakfast or lunch, do not be silent! We are a band family and we take care of each other. Let your section leader, director or a staff member know so that we can remedy the situation.
LUNCH. PLEASE BRING YOUR LUNCH! YOU NEED LOTS OF CALORIES!!!
NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO LEAVE CAMPUS DURING CAMP FOR MEALS!!!
SNACKS: Students are encouraged to bring fruit, cheese, etc. for healthy snacks during camp!
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Marching band is truly a TEAM EFFORT!!! We need help in many different areas. We will have a MANDATORY MEETING FOR ALL PARENTS / GUARDIANS on TUESDAY JULY 23RD AT 6PM IN THE PRP Auditorium.
REGULAR BAND BOOSTER MEETINGS ARE THE THIRD TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 6:30.
I am very excited to introduce our band camp and season staff to you all. I always endeavor to hire the BEST in instructors. This years staff is exceptional!
Visual Design and Marching - Mr Rob Lee
Front Ensemble -Ashley Wilder, Eastern Kentucky University
Percussion- Matthew Hargitt, University of Louisville
Percussion- Chris Boone, PRP Alum / JCTC
Woodwinds and Drill - Ms. Katherine Hunt, Director of Bands Farsley Middle School, BME Morehead State University, MME Murray State Unviersity
Brass & Visual Nathan Jackson, University of Louisville and PRP alum
Low Brass- Ron Jones, University of Illinois
High Brass- TBA
Color Guard Choreographer - Amanda Allen, BA Morehead State Univiersity & PRP alum
Color Guard Instruction - Amanda Allen (caption head), Alora Back
IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER ABOUT BAND CAMP
1. Band Camp is the hardest part of marching band. It is physical, intense and mentally draining. YOU WILL at some point have a "breakdown". THIS IS OK!!! We all do it! It is VERY demanding. Just keep working! Stay focused on the goal!
"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time". Thomas A. Edison
2. We must be the MODEL ambassadors for our school! We spend three weeks on campus during the time while teachers are getting ready for the school year, principals are preparing for the school year and custodians are preparing the building for the year! Because of this, it is ESSENTIAL that we treat our facility with respect and make sure that the grounds are maintained. It is also vital that all students stay in DESIGNATED AREAS! Students are expected to only be in areas they are assigned with ADULT SUPERVISION. NO EXCEPTIONS!
3. All students are expected to act as responsible young men and women! This means:
*NO PDA *NO CUSSING *FOCUSED DURING REHEARSAL
*NO CELL PHONES DURING REHEARSAL
*BEING RESPECTFUL *TAKING CARE OF FACILITY
*FOLLOWING DRESS EXPECTATIONS
*FOLLOWING ALL BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS IN MARCHING BAND HANDBOOK
"In a world where you can be anything, be positive & nice." Ms. B
Any student having issues following rules or upholding our expectations will have their parents called upon the FIRST offense. Any offenses beyond that may result in the student being suspended or removed from the ensemble.
4. BE BAND SMART!!!
*WEAR SUNSCREEN AND REAPPLY OFTEN!!!
*WEAR APPROPRIATE CLOTHING!!! NO JEANS OR BLACK!!!
*BOYS MUST ALWAYS HAVE A SHIRT ON (AND GIRLS TOO IF APPLICABLE)
*NO BARE FEET OR FLIP FLOPS EVER!!!!!
*BRING YOUR WATER JUG, TOWEL, MUSIC AND DOT BOOK TO EVERY REHEARSAL! IF YOU FORGET AN ITEM, TELL YOUR SECTION LEADER!
5. UNDERSTAND THIS IS A TRUE TEAM EFFORT! We need all students and parents to be on board and to understand their participation is vital!!!