(Incoming Freshmen, New Members and Leadership only)
Friday, July 21, 9 am - 4 pm
BAND CAMP WEEK 1
Monday July 24 - Friday July 28, 9 am - 8:30 pm
BAND CAMP WEEK 2
Monday July 31- Friday August 4, 1 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday, August 4 Parent Info:
5:30 pm Parent Meeting in Band Room
6:15 pm Performance
7-8:30 pm Potluck and Games
Friday Potluck: Last Name starting with
H-P: Main Dish
Please drop off food items in Band Room before Potluck
The Clayton Valley Marching Band and Color Guard program has a strong tradition of excellence tracing back decades. At Band Camp, you'll become part of that tradition! Spend two weeks bonding with your fellow bandmates in sections, working on technique and learning fun music. By the end of camp, you'll feel right at home as a member of the Clayton Valley Marching Band!
We will be monitoring camp activities to ensure students are getting plenty of water breaks and time in the shade. The majority of camp will be outdoors, so it is very important that all students bring the proper items to have a successful and safe experience.
Students must bring own meals for camp. It is recommended that students avoid junk food (remember- marching band is very athletic!) Please plan accordingly.
Be on time and prepared. Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before the scheduled rehearsal time.
Be respectful of the equipment and the space you use. If you borrow an instrument from the school, treat it as you would your personal instrument.
Help clean up all spaces at the end of rehearsal blocks.
There will be time for fun and games, and time for focus and hard work. Be respectful toward your instructional staff.
Have fun and be willing to meet new people! The people you meet at band camp may end up becoming your best friends!
WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP:
Hat and sunglasses
Water (must be at least 32 oz; half-gallon recommended)
Wind players: Instrument in working condition, including mouthpiece/extra reeds.
A mechanical pencil and 3-ring binder with sheet protectors (instrumentalists only, not guard)
Lunch and dinner will be on your own- please plan accordingly (try to avoid lots of junk food!)
Color Guard: Please wear clothing you can stretch in. Your hair must be pulled back away from your face. No obtrusive jewelry.
All members: Please keep in mind that you will be moving all day. Dress in comfortable athletic clothing and running shoes. No jeans. No sandals/flip flops.
TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL CAMP EXPERIENCE:
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Increase water intake several days before camp and maintain it throughout. Bring water everywhere and refill your water jug frequently. Camp chaperones will keep coolers filled near the practice areas. Sports drinks that replenish electrolytes are favorites during hot days. Avoid energy drinks, coffee, soft drinks and others that contain caffeine, which accelerates dehydration.
Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before start of camp. Remember: If you arrive on time, you're late. If you arrive early, you're on time!
End time is when we are expected to end practice. Time will then be required for putting equipment away. The earliest that students will be available for pick up is 15 minutes after the stated end time. This is true for all of marching band season as well.
Do not skip meals and always have breakfast before coming to camp. Marching band is is very physical and requries lots of energy. Students who skip meals tend to be the ones that get sick.
Acclimate to heat. Practice is mainly outdoors, on asphalt or artificial turf, which absorbs heat. Start going for walks or other outdoor activities in early July to help with conditioning.
Get into camp routine asap! Beginning at least a week before camp, set your alarm to wake up early. Don’t wait until Day 1 of camp to learn how much time getting all your belongings takes, then arrive late, unprepared or unfed. Remember, you have to be early to be on-time!
Be open and ready for new experiences. Just because something is difficult the first time doing it does not mean you can't. Being in Marching Band requires a growth mindset. Our instructors and leadership students are here to help you! Don't be afraid to ask questions!